Difford's Guide

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Words by Simon Difford



Difford's Guide is the result of my life's work (well at least the last 22 years of it) and it has become the life of my family and our extended family of colleagues, partners and contributors. Keeping this website and my dream alive is made possible thanks to the patronage of the following brands, all of which I endorse and have dispassionately reviewed on this very site.

My profound thanks to the following for making my dream possible and allowing Difford's Guide to remain free-to-use with only minimal advertising.

Global cocktail sponsors

Absolut Vanilia - Pernod Ricard UK
Amaro Montenegro - Montenegro Srl
Bacardi Rums - Bacardi and the Bacardi family
Benedictine liqueur - Bacardi and the Bacardi family
Bepi Tosolini - the Tosolini family
Black Tears Coffee & Cacao - Adéle Robberstad & The Island Rum Company
Camus Cognac - Camus Cognac & the Camus family
De Kuyper liqueurs - De Kuyper & the De Kuyper family
Dewar's - Bacardi and the Bacardi family
Disaronno liqueur - ILLVA Saronno & the Reina family
Fortunella liqueur - Lukas Stafin
Giffard liqueurs - Bruno & Edith Giffard & family
Ketel One Vodka - Diageo & the Nolet family
King's Ginger liqueur - Berry Bros. & Rudd and the Berry & Rudd families
Le Fee absinthe - George & Jane Rowley
Licor 43 Liqueur - Zamora Company
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur & cherries - the Luxardo family
Martini Vermouths - Bacardi & Bacardi family
Pallini Limoncello - Marco Violin the Pallini family
Passoã passion-fruit liqueur - Lucas Bols
Patrón tequila - Bacardi & Bacardi family
Rutte Gin - De Kuyper & the De Kuyper family
St Germain liqueur - Bacardi and the Bacardi family
Strega liqueur - Daniele Taccone & Alberti family
Urban Bar glassware - Sandbar AP Ltd & Andrews family

UK cocktail sponsors

Absolut Vodka (Juice & flavours) - Pernod Ricard UK
Aperol - Campari UK
Averna Amaro - Campari UK
Bacardi Carta Blanca rums - Bacardi and the Bacardi family
Campari - Campari UK
Cynar - Campari UK
Eager juices and sodas - Ed Rigg & family
Frangelico - Campari UK
Goslings rum - Kirsty Loveday & the Goslings family
Grand Marnier - Campari UK
Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey - Brown Forman UK
Jägermeister - Mast-Jaegermeister UK
Jameson Irish whiskey - Pernod Ricard UK
Havana Club rums - Pernod Ricard UK
Kahlúa liqueur - Pernod Ricard UK
Koko Kanu - Campari UK
Monin syrups - Georges Monin & Bennett Opie
Wray & Nephew - Campari UK

USA cocktail sponsors

Bacardi Rums - Bacardi and the Bacardi family