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  • Autumn is in the air....
    October 13, 2021

    Autumn is in the air....

    A bite in the air, the leaves starting to turn, autumn is almost here, A copper barrel mug makes the perfect glass for a Moscow Mule, or how about a Spiced Apple Moscow Mule…yum 🍎 What is a Moscow Mule...

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  • Where does the word Cutlery come from? - Smashing Supplies
    February 9, 2021

    Where does the word Cutlery come from?

    The origin of the word “cutlery” s derived from the Old French word “coutelier” (knife), and cutlery originally was used to describe just cutting implements. The origins of word were first documented by use of the term “cutler”, in 1297, in Sheffield (Sheffield Steel even then!). However eating implments...

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  • Why is the Smashing logo Purple? - Smashing Supplies
    January 29, 2021

    Why was the Smashing logo Purple?

    The colour used in the Smashing logo is known as 'Royal Purple', linking to the quality of the products and service that we offer.  The colour purple has been associated with royalty, power and wealth for centuries. ... Purple's elite status stems from the rarity...

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  • What is the origin of the word ‘Bar’? - Smashing Supplies
    October 8, 2020

    What is the origin of the word ‘Bar’?

    The origin of the word ‘Bar’ is although dating back many years and associated with England for centuries is actually believed to come from an old French word ‘Barra rod’ or ‘Barre’, meaning barrier or rod, which is believed to...

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  • What is a Tiki Bar? - Smashing Supplies
    October 8, 2020

    What is a Tiki Bar?

    A tiki bar is an exotic-themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails, mainly rum-based cocktails such as the Mai Tai and Zombie. With unique drinking vessels, and a whole raft of other Tiki bar essentials, not only should the taste take you off...

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