This week's magazine...Tuesday 25th March

diffordsguide magazine The end of an era

Tuesday 25 March 2014

The end of an era

This is our last CLASS magazine but what is something of an end of an era for us, and particularly me, heralds the launch of a new and exciting ...

diffordsguide magazine Bars Revisited

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Bars Revisited

We head back to two Mayfair bars this week to see how they've been getting on. Pollen Street Social was taking it's first tentative steps towards the bar...

diffordsguide magazine Closed bars

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Closed bars

Bars come and go, and most of the time they close for a good reason, but some have stuck in our memories. From CLASS's hedonistic wild days these are the...

diffordsguide magazine Trends

Tuesday 25 March 2014


Since the launch of CLASS in 1997 we have seen so many trends come and go. We've seen disco drinks at the height of their glory days, we've seen tiki bars...

diffordsguide magazine Best-read

Tuesday 25 March 2014


We've written about 1,800 articles since launching our online magazine. If you add in all the articles that were included in the printed edition of CLASS...

diffordsguide magazine Spirited

Tuesday 25 March 2014


Tormore 14 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky 43% alc./vol. Producer: Tormore Distillery Released in limited but unspecified quantities in March 2014,...

diffordsguide magazine Daily Cocktail

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Daily Cocktail

This week we're toasting child prodigy Tiger Woods, the UK driving test becomes an octogenarian, British Mothering Sunday and, of course, we'll be celebrating...

diffordsguide magazine David Nguyen-Luu

Tuesday 25 March 2014

David Nguyen-Luu

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Perth, Western, Australia The Cut Stick Glass: Coupette Garnish: Lime zest twist Method: SHAKE all ingredients with ice and...

diffordsguide magazine Fred Siggins

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Fred Siggins

Black Pearl, Melbourne, Victoria The Winning Drink The Empire of Dreams Glass: Sour Garnish: Twist of lime peel Method: SHAKE all ingredients with...

diffordsguide magazine James Irvine

Tuesday 25 March 2014

James Irvine

Hinky Dinks, Sydney, New South Wales The Old Man & The Daiquiri Glass: Wine glass Garnish: Maraschino cherry Method: SHAKE first four ingredients...

diffordsguide magazine Marcus Nunes

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Marcus Nunes

Papa Jack's, Fortitude Valley, Queensland Tradición Glass: Coupette Garnish: Dry jasmine Method: SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain...

diffordsguide magazine Niall Maurici

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Niall Maurici

IXL Long Bar, Hobart, Australia Inspired by his home state, Tasmania. The Simple Word Glass: Goblet Garnish: Apple fan Method: STIR all ingredients...

Previous Articles

diffordsguide magazine New Bars

Tuesday 18 March 2014

New Bars

Our two latest additions to the London bar scene are even further east than usual, now that Shoreditch is becoming a little full. But if you can make the...

diffordsguide magazine Influential Bars

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Influential Bars

London's bar scene, like that of any great city, is constantly evolving. The industry talks about a second age of cocktails, this golden era we're all...

diffordsguide magazine Match bartending

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Match bartending

'It's very Match, you'd love it' exclaimed a friend recently about his new job, a bartender position at the popular steakhouse group, Hawksmoor. (For...

diffordsguide magazine Brand Sponsorship

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Brand Sponsorship

Formula One racing teams are currently unveiling their latest car models and it was for such an event that saw a rare gathering of drinks and sports journalists...

diffordsguide magazine Ian Burrell

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell has always styled himself as the International Rum Ambassador, but the title was finally given credibility when he embarked on a rum promotional...

diffordsguide magazine Aged Gin

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Aged Gin

Barrel-aged gin is possibly as bartender / geek-friendly a spirit as you can get. Don't expect a stampede of gin lovers to storm the supermarkets looking...

diffordsguide magazine Spirited Reviews

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Spirited Reviews

Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut 12% alc./vol. Producer: Champagne Laurent-Perrier In 1981 Laurent-Perrier was the first House to reintroduce the concept...

diffordsguide magazine Toussaint Competition

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Toussaint Competition

You've read about the incredible feats bartenders are achieving as they attempt to fuse the worlds of food and cocktails together, and now you have the...

diffordsguide magazine Daily Cocktail

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Daily Cocktail

18 March - The Last Woman Burned at the Stake in Britain Died on This Day today we are drinking The Money Penny Crime and punishment has mercifully...

diffordsguide magazine Beer

Tuesday 18 March 2014


Affligem Blond Belgian Ale 6.8% alc./vol. Producer: Affligem Brouwerij Affligem is an Belgian Abbey beer brewed since the 12th century and now produced...

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