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Game of Thrones Whisky – Johnnie Walker Announces Two More New Limited Edition Whiskies!

Game of Thrones Whisky – Johnnie Walker Announces Two More New Limited Edition Whiskies!

Johnnie Walker and HBO Licensing & Retail are introducing two new Scotch Whiskies to the realm in honour of the enduring legacy of the critically acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. A continued collaboration with HBO, these limited edition whiskies are inspired by the iconic […]

Three of the best Sydney bars

Three of the best Sydney bars

Sydney might be known for its beaches and natural beauty, but the city stays alive long after the sun goes down and the vibrant and sophisticated nightlife promises some of the world’s very best cocktail bars. From Rat Pack inspired haunts, to industrial shipping containers […]

William Grant & Sons UK appoints Jody Buchan as Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North

William Grant & Sons UK appoints Jody Buchan as Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North

Independent family distillers William Grant & Sons UK has confirmed that co-owner of Kin Edinburgh, Jody Buchan, has taken on the role of first ever Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North. With a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, not only has […]

Hail to the new American-themed menu at the American Bar in the Stafford Hotel

Hail to the new American-themed menu at the American Bar in the Stafford Hotel

Oh, say can you see – the American Bar in the Stafford Hotel has a new cocktail menu and it’s all about the US of A.  Invoking the American Dream, the team at the Stafford, led by my friend and one of the first guests […]

Villa Ascenti Gin launches in the UK!

Villa Ascenti Gin launches in the UK!

Last night, I was one of the first people invited to the first official UK tasting of Villa Ascenti Gin at Fiume Restaurant, next to the Battersea Power Station. We were so lucky to have incredible weather and, even luckier, to have Jack Sotti, Diageo […]

Skylon launches new beehive installation and honey cocktail menu to support the bumblebee population

Skylon launches new beehive installation and honey cocktail menu to support the bumblebee population

Do not miss Skylon’s tribute to the honey bee!  From mow through to September, there will be a beehive installation transporting guests into a dripping honeycomb of dreams. In support of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, £1.00 will be added to each person’s bar bill and […]

Cameron Attfield named Diageo Reserve World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2019

Cameron Attfield named Diageo Reserve World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2019

Cameron Attfield of Disrepute, London was last night crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class Bartender of the Year 2019 at this year’s GB finale which took place at Taste of London. The final kicked off on Tuesday with ice breakers and informal challenges amongst the competitors […]

ItalSpirits Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Negroni cocktail

ItalSpirits Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Negroni cocktail

This June, Italspirits by Giuseppe Gallo, the leading authority on Italian drinking culture, will bring together some of the most iconic Italian brands to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular cocktails – the Negroni. The Negroni Experience will be a […]

CAMPARI launches N100: Cheers to the Count across the UK to mark the ever-popular negroni cocktail’s 100th birthday

CAMPARI launches N100: Cheers to the Count across the UK to mark the ever-popular negroni cocktail’s 100th birthday

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the negroni cocktail, CAMPARI – the iconic Italian aperitif – will launch N100: Cheers to the Count – seven dedicated parties across the UK, each championing the impressive cultural impact this iconic cocktail has had over the last 100 […]

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Launches International Pineapple Week To Celebrate Independent Hospitality with an amazing Cocktail Series

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Launches International Pineapple Week To Celebrate Independent Hospitality with an amazing Cocktail Series

Timed to launch on International Pineapple Day on Saturday, 1 June, Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand – is pleased to announce International Pineapple Week, a multi-channel celebration of the symbolism behind its brand logo, the pineapple. Running from 1 […]