15 Spooky wines, spirits and beers for your Halloween party

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Spirits: yes, we know, Halloween is all about the spirits, but we're talking about the ones in a bottle, not the ones under your bed. Black Magic dark rum makes for a luscious Dark 'n Stormy (rum with strong ginger beer) and the Black Rose Gin would be beautiful in a refreshing tall drink, mixed with pink tonic and fresh lime. And the Crystal Head Vodka? Drink it anyway you like - we just loved the bottle! 

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Whisky: the revered spirit is cherished and worshipped all over the world, and we have a few darker ones to help you get in the Halloween mood. Peat Monster is exactly that - a monster of a whisky, packed with rounded, luscious peaty flavours. Dark Origins is a deeply coloured whisky with a rich sherry finish while the Black Art is a very special drink, created by Master Distiller Jim McEwan, who has sworn to take the recipe secret of Bruichladdich Black Art with him to the grave. 

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Wine: let wine protect you from the mischievous spirits this Halloween. We've chosen Ghost Corner Pinot Noir, a sophisticated wine with jammy fruit and rich mushroom flavours - it'll remind you of an enchanted forest. Radford Dale Black Rock is an exceptional blend from the Swartland region (get it? Swart land?). Jordan's Black Magic is a bold but silky Merlot that will have you under it's spell from the very first sip. 

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Beer: "Trick or Treating" around the neighbourhood can be thirsty work, so refresh yourself with one of these spooky beers: the Bonecrusher, Black Honey by Devils Peak X Ukuhamba, and for some festive flavour - try a Pumpkin Ale

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The Classics: a dress up party is just not the same without some of our party regulars. Black Label is a must have, as is Black Sambucca and a little Johnnie Walker Black Label. We can't promise that the ghosts of the night before won't give you any trouble in the morning! 

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Whisky recommendations were supplied by Adrian of the Cape Whisky Club, a community of whisky enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Join them on one of their regular tastings in the Mother City.  

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