Category Archives: Spirits

Konyagi (Tanzania) vs. Uganda Waragi

Have you ever heard of the East African spirits, Konyagi (Tanzania) and Uganda Waragi? Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about each one and pit them against each other in a taste test. Let’s see who comes out the winner. (Konyagi is often referred to as Konyagi gin, but Konyagi is a rum not a gin). Not too long ago, I met up for the first time with a reader of this blog who recently relocated to Dar es Salaam from Kampala. Although we had never met before, we found that we had a lot in common including … Continue reading

Dawa Cocktail

Have you ever heard of the East African cocktail ‘Dawa’? In this post, I tell you just how to make one. Read on to make the perfect Dawa from the comfort of your home. Ready, steady, go! I’m feeling thirsty. No, not that kind of thirst—water can do nothing for me right now. I mean THIR-STY thirsty. Catch my drift? (It’s Friday, don’t think too hard! 😉 ) READ ALSO: Waragi vs. Konyagi: 2 Great East African Spirits Go Head-To-Head This evening, I’m going to take inspiration from all the honey and lemon I have been handling for my hair and … Continue reading

Beefeater vs. Gordon’s & Gilbey’s vs. Gordon’s Gin

If you came to this post looking for information on Beefeater vs. Gordon’s, then you are in the right place. Keep reading to find out more! Beefeater vs. Gordon’s Beefeater Gin Beefeater is a brand of gin owned by Pernod Ricard and bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom, by the company of James Burrough. It is 47% alcohol by volume (94 proof) in the US and 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof) elsewhere in the world (including the UK). The gin’s name refers to the Yeomen Warders, commonly known as the Beefeaters, who are the ceremonial guards of the … Continue reading

Bacardi Black vs. Gold vs. White

This post is about different types of Bacardi rum. In it, you’ll find comparisons such as Bacardi Black vs Gold, and Bacardi Gold vs Black. If you came to this post looking to buy Bacardi Black, you can do so here. Bacardi Black is a medium-bodied black rum aged in heavily charred oak barrels which is then filtered through a secret blend of charcoals. According to its makers, the flavors of Bacardi Black are of sweet, tropical fruit, buttery caramel and vanilla notes that then give way to a smoky liquorice and molasses finish. According to its website, Bacardi recommends … Continue reading

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