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Bar Entrepreneur Frontline

Bar entrepreneurs around the globe share their experiences being on the Frontline during the coronavirus outbreak...

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Bartenders at Home

As COVID-19 brings isolation to many around the world, see what these bartenders are doing at home during lockdown...

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Keeping spirits up

We aim to continue offering well-informed, impartial information for folk looking to raise their spirits, their spirits knowledge, or just find a cocktail

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Redbreast 27 Year Old

Released in March 2020 as the oldest permanent expression in the Redbreast range, the 27 Year Old blend includes a portion of whiskey that was matured

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Padre Azul Tequila

Padre Azul is made in the Amatitán Valley near the town of Tequila at Tres Mujeres Distillery (NOM 1466) by Erika Sangeadoat, one of the few female tequila

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Rosey Mitchell

Covid-19 has shattered plans, dreams and businesses around the globe. And Rosey Mitchell, the much-awarded bar manager who helped grow Three Sheets from

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Withers Gin G1

G1 is the first gin from Withers Gin, a family business founded in 2020 by gin enthusiast Sarah Withers. GI's recipe was developed by Sarah with guidance

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Irish Whiskey (Uisce Beatha Eireannach)

As the name suggests, Irish whiskey must be made and aged on the island of Ireland. It is distilled from the fermented mash of malted cereals, with or

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Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Irish whiskey tends not to be peated so usually lacks the subtle smoky notes associated with Scotch whisky, so making its presence somewhat subtler in

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Method & Madness Single Grain Spanish Oak Finish

This single grain Irish whiskey was first aged in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels before being re-casked for a final finishing period in virgin Spanish oak

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Xiaman Mezcal

Xiaman is an artisan mezcal made with a 50:50 blend of wild Tepextate Marmorata agave (which take 25 years to reach maturity) and cultivated Espadín Angustifolia

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Spiced Alexander

As the name suggests, this riff on a Brandy Alexander has a delicately spicy finish that cuts through the creaminess.

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One Sip Martini

Our interpretation of the delicious One Sip Martini at Tayēr + Elementary, London, England. The original is batch prepared and based on the bars own vodka,

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Fair Harvard

A recipe created in 2016 by drinks writer Robert Simonson to serve at a reception at Yale School of Architecture. The speaker was from Harvard, but the

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Sweet Liberty's Sherry Cobbler

Adapted from a recipe created by John Lermayer at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, USA.

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Darren Leaney

Darren Leaney has tried just about every style of bartending there is. He's done five-star hotels, fine-dining establishments, speakeasy cocktail bars

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Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by George Hunter, this is the cocktail with which he won the South African final of Bacardi's Legacy bartender's

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Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur Awards

Due to Covid-19 the Awards have been postponed. More information will be posted here in the near future.

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With support from the co-creators of the first four Signature Mixers, Coca-Cola are looking to recruit imaginative, leading bartenders from around the

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Highballer of the Year competition

Bartenders from across the UK, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Germany, Ireland and Poland are challenged to create a highball recipe followed by a unique

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Matt Whiley

Matt Whiley is a bartender best known for turning parsnips into wine and feeding real pig's blood to the masses of Leicester Square – albeit in cocktail

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Glassology by Libbey Design Contest

In its third edition, Glassology by Libbey will challenge bartenders around the world to design the next iconic glass.

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Events Calendar for Discerning Drinkers

Our yearly calendar of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific

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Hendrick's Lunar

Released in February 2020, Hendrick's say this limited-edition gin has distinctly floral favours finished with a delicate spicy finish, perfect for night