Thursday Gin

I was given as a gift a small (200 ml) bottle of barrel aged gin — that’s gin that’s been aged in whisky barrels. Damn — very nice but I suspect a decent whisky is cheaper.

Sunday Beer: Chocolate Fish Milk Stout

If you know any New Zealanders you know they have a thing for particular junk foods: pineapple lumps for example. Another treat likely to temp a Kiwi is chocolate fish — a fish shaped marshmallow covered in chocolate.

This stout attempts to replicate that by adding raspberry to the beer. I’ve had bad experiences with raspberry beer but this was quite nice.