World Gin Day
Gin is massive. So massive in fact, it now has a day dedicated to it. Launched by Emma Stokes, aka ‘Gin Monkey’ World Gin Day falls on June 9th, and is the ultimate way for bars to celebrate the spirit.
Winning with Gin
One of the country’s most talented bartenders and the World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2017. Now director of drinks for the innovative Scotch+Limon, Jamie Jones has a passion for gin and knows how to use it.
Crown Cellars launches evolved spirit offering, Distilled
Crown Cellars, the specialist wine and spirits division of Carlsberg UK, is marking a new era with the launch of a comprehensive, multi-platform, integrated spirits offering, Distilled.
La Dolce Vita
Italy the birthplace of both the ‘aperitivo’ and the ‘digestivo’, archetypal Italian elbow-bending occasions essential for those seeking the true “La Dolce Vita”.
Cognac is back
Moet Hennessy spirits ambassador Max Helm worked closely with Cognac and bartenders for five years and is now enjoying a change in fortune for the spirit
Dale De Groff is a legend in the world of bartending and a crucial character in the modern evolution of cocktail culture in his native New York and around the world. In the mid 1990s, while working at the Rainbow Room in the Rockefeller, he put his own very impressive garnish twist on the Cosmopolitan in the form of a flamed orange zest...
Referred to most commonly as a “Boilermaker”, the origin of the simple serve is contested among cocktail historians but in his book, ‘The Joy of Mixology’, renowned booze boffin Gary Regan credits steelworkers in western Pennsylvania. Others look further back to 17th century England and the “pop-in,” which involved tavern dwellers making their rough ales more palatable with the addition of bitters or fruity tinctures...
The average spirits selection has become more eclectic and diverse; consumers are drinking less but willing to pay more; premium is eclipsing ordinary and, thanks to the emergence of a craft distilling movement, the bar community has witnessed a plethora of discerning sprits hitting the market.