Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour

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Inspired by Charles H Baker’s 1939 inspirational travel book and world drinks guide, this April (2017) Bacardi Brown Forman Brands (BBFB) will kick off its year-long UK tour of industry workshops and seminars celebrating the latest in drinks innovation.

REGISTER HERE for the next event, 16th May in Manchester - places are limited so don't delay

Their aim is to educate and share knowledge and ideas in an entertaining way, just as Baker did in his seminal tomb, 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 Spécial 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 are set to bring Charles H Baker's book to life with modern content as 11 of the industry's most thought-provoking leaders takeover some of the UK's most prestigious bars to share their wealth of experience and knowledge to an audience that could include you.

The Jigger, Beaker, Glass Tour kicked off in Birmingham on 11th April 2017. The next event is in Manchester on 16th May, and will be followed by a series of events in major cities.

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Jigger, Beaker, Glass - Manchester

Founders of Trash Tiki and pioneers of the sustainable bar movement, Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage will deliver a series of workshops exploring the Jigger, Beaker, Glass three pillars of education.

11.30am - Breakfast of champions - Jack Daniel's and Bombay Sapphire Bloody Mary Brunch

12pm Session one: Jigger: A test of skills
Sugar, Salts + Fats: Flavour Enhancers and how to incorporate them within drinks. Presented by Trade Ambassadors Aaron Jones and Rob Libecans, and UK Chambord Ambassador Matt Uden.

1pm Session two: Beaker: A measure of success
Anti-Waste: Tiki Anarchy - Founders of Trash Tiki, Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths dive into what, why and how they created their business from environmental considerations to charging the industry with a greater professional responsibility.

2pm Session three: Glass: A showcase of drinks
Trash Tiki 101 - Great tasting garbage drinks. The inspiration behind the Trash Tiki concept and how it can be easily implemented within your bar.

The rest of the schedule, venues & speakers

5th June - Leeds with Cocktail Training Company
11th July - Glasgow with Marcis Dzelzainis
15th August - Brighton with Davide Segat
19th September - Liverpool with Marian Beke
21st November - Edinburgh with Erik Lorincz
23rd & 24th January 2018 - 2 Greater London venues with Venning Brothers
13th February - Bristol with Davide Segat

REGISTER HERE for the next event, 16th May in Manchester - places are limited so don't delay

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The 11 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.

Andy Mil, Elliot Ball + Olly Brading

The trio behind 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 Colebrook Road, the Venning brothers opened Three Sheets in 2016 to critical aclaim.

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