Category Archives: History

Celebrate National Daiquiri Day With VIP Bottles

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July is a month of important holidays, one of them being National Daiquiri Day on July 19th. At VIP Bottles we think it’s crucial to celebrate this quintessential summer holiday; so sit back, relax, and dive into how this sweet and sour boozy treat came to be. Pale sandy beaches and warm shores, the island […]

Get Pineapple Mad This National Piña Colada Day

An image of a pina colada on the beach surrounded by coconuts and flowers.

We’ve all heard the song and it’s confirmed, we do love Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain. On National Pina Colada Day, this July 10th, we celebrate our love of this tropical delight. The drink is named after how it’s made, “piña” means pineapple and “colada” means strained in Spanish. A traditional Piña […]

Everything You Need To Know For World Cognac Day 2020

Two glasses of cognac in cognac glasses filled half way with the bottle -packaging blurred out in the background.

A celebration of one of the finest spirits around today, World Cognac Day 2020 is upon us! Produced in France, the drink takes its name from the town from which it was first created and where many of our favourite brands continue to thrive. The story for Cognac starts right back in the 16th Century […]

Introducing The People’s Tequila: Teremana

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It is a known fact that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is no stranger to tequila. Whether he is sipping it on a Fast & Furious set or throughout his stint in Ballers, the two have become synonymous with each other. It will not come as a huge surprise that the former WWE star and now […]

A Short History of Cinco De Mayo & Tequila 

A field of Agave plants which are used to make Tequila.

Cinco De Mayo is Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’. The annual celebration is held on that date to commemorate the Mexicans victory over the French Empire all the way back in 1862. More popular celebrated in the USA than Mexica, the celebration is mostly ceremonial including military parades however in Mexico the celebration is marked […]

Introducing Bollinger at VIP Bottles

A close up picture of a bollinger champagne bottle with two champagne glasses.

Introducing Bollinger; The champagne house from France to the VIP bottle range. Founded way back in the 18th century, Bollinger has become over the years one of the classiest and elite champagne brands around the globe. Founded in 1829 in by Hennequin de Villermont, Paul Renaudin and Jacques Bollinger, the house continues to be run […]

The Masters: A Symbol Of Class & Luxury

Image of a person playing golf.

April is a big month in the calendar of any golf lover. The month hosts one of, if not the, most important golf tournament in the world: The Masters. From 9th-13th of this month, the world’s best golfers and biggest fans will descend on Augusta, Georgia in the US to witness another piece fo golfing […]

Spring Botanicals: The Secret Ingredient To Picking A VIP Gin

Britain and gin are known for their love affair and it appears that our relationship with this juniper-based spirit is anything but disappearing. Now that the clocks have sprung forward and winter is far from us; the thoughts of beer gardens, afternoon daylight and picnics are very much front of mind and so what better […]

The History of Irish Whiskey

A bottle of Jamesons being poured into a whiskey glass with spash

The story starts sometime around 1405, well before the Scots has discovered their affinity for whisky. The story goes that Irish monks were the first to bring over the distillation and ageing processes they had learnt whilst travelling in the Mediterranean in the 11th century. It was not until 1609 when Northern Ireland has its […]

The History Of Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur

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You didn’t think we would only focus on whiskies and forget about the hugely important and successful Irish export of Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur? Bailey’s has been a household name for decades and it might even feel like it’s been around forever but in truth, this story starts in 1974 – just 46 years ago. […]

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