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Mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world, is originally made simply from honey, yeast, and water. We sell a whole selection of meads and mead type drinks here at Independent spirit of Bath. It's likely by sheer conincidence that so many different societies developed some form of mead at around the same time. Thinning honey with water and letting it sit, allowing wild yeasts to turn the sugar into alcohol. We wouldn't have understood the science but its potent abilities would have not gone unnoticed. Straight Mead traditionally is just as above, this style is called hydromel; hydro comes...

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Originating in 16th-century England, the syllabub was initially renowned as a delightful and frothy beverage enjoyed by the aristocracy. This charming concoction consisted of a harmonious blend of sweetened sack wine or beer with the addition of full cream milk and whipped to perfection until it formed a light, ethereal froth.

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Bars, Bath, Local, Pubs, Sake -

Sake is a traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. It is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of foods. There are many different types of sake, but the six main types of premium sake are Junmai-shu, Honjozo-shu, Ginjo-shu, Daiginjo-shu, Nigori-shu, and Yamahai-shikomi. Here at Independent spirit of Bath we pride ourselves on our sake selection and indeed have our own in house sake expert who trains many of Bath's local bar and restaurant staff on their ranges. There are a few venues already that do have a good sake...

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Bath, Gin, Local -

Located in Bath's hidden high street just behind the train station, Widcombe, the Bath Botanical Gin Distillery & Herbal Apothecary stands as one of the gems of the cities craft gin experience.

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Across from our little shop, Independent spirit of Bath, we have the historic Parade Gardens. The gardens have a rich history that dates back to the early 18th century and is the centrepiece of the terrace walk area. In 1709, Richard 'Beau' Nash encouraged Thomas Harrison to build an Assembly Room for fashionable visitors to the spa.

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