Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour

Words by Simon Difford

Photography by Images from Jigger Beaker Glass, Manchester, by Dan Malpass

Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 1

Jigger Beaker Glass 2019/2020 can be found here.

Inspired by Charles H Baker's 1939 inspirational travel book and world drinks guide, Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) kicked off its first year-long UK tour in April 2017 showcasing industry workshops and seminars to celebrate the latest in drinks innovation.

The 2017 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour

Their aim was to educate and share knowledge and ideas in an entertaining way, just as Baker did in his seminal tome, Around The World With Jigger, Beaker and Flask, in which he writes:

"Between these covers is first fruit of twenty-one years of international field work in club, hotel and private society around much of the known world." "You'll find them all here, all the famous ones, and more besides that are now accepted and granted brief through long local usage and tradition. Here are the Raffles Gin Sling from far off Singapore, Seaholm and Gerber's Tiger's Milk from the historic Wogons-Lits in the Peking Legation Quarter. The proven Gimlet of India and South China the unpredictable Balloon Cocktail from Calcutta's smartest restaurant named Firpo's; the truly magnificent Million Dollar as mixed by the genius Saito at the Imperial in Tokyo; the impeccable Gin Fizz Sp├ęcial of Aziz Effendi, monitor of the one and only Winter Palace at Loucqsor, in Egypt - yes, all these are here."

"All of these are here, and many many more of varying size and type together with authentic ways of manufacturing bitters, syrups, stone bottle ginger beers, which have been well proven by tests of time and peoples."

It's a compelling offering and a great read. BBFB brought Charles H Baker's book to life with modern content as 11 of the industry's most thought-provoking leaders took over some of the UK's most prestigious bars to share their wealth of experience and knowledge.

ency 30 image

Guest speakers:

Iain Griffiths

Co-Creator of Mr Lyan, White Lyan and Dandelyan, founder of Trash Tiki, Spirited Awards nominee & Bacardi Legacy Global finalist

JJ Goodman + Aaron Wall

Founder of London Cocktail Club, opening eight independent bars in nine years. Winner of BBC's The Restaurant, and Sunday Morning Brunch guest.

Davide Segat

Manager of The Punch Room at The Edition Hotel, Spirited Awards nominee. Previously of The Connaught and Green+Red. A global leader of the punch revival.

Elliot Ball + Olly Brading

Along with Andy Mil, Elliot and Olly are co-founders of The Cocktail Trading Company, shortlisted for Best New Bar at Tale's Spirited Awards and renowned for their creative serves.

Marcis Dzelzainis

Former operations for 69 Colebrooke Row, The Drinks Factory, GM of Dandelyan (World's Best New Cocktail Bar 2015) and now residing behind the bar at Sager and Wilde in London's Bethnal Green.

Marian Beke

Previous head bartender of Nightjar, now owner and creative director of Gibson, Spirited Awards winner and 6th Best Bar in The World.

Erik Lorincz

The 7th head bartender of The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel. Spirited Awards Bartender of The Year 2011, World Class Global Winner 2010.

Max + Noel Venning

After honing their skills in bars such as Crazy Pedro's and 69 Colebrooke Row, the Venning brothers opened Three Sheets in 2016 to critical acclaim.

The tour kicked off in Birmingham, followed by stops in Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Brighton, Liverpool, London and Edinburgh.

Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 1 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 2 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 3 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 4 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 5 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 6 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 7 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 8 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 9 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 10 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 11 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 12 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 13 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 14 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 15 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 16 Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour image 17

Join the Discussion

... comment(s) for Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment