Michael Butt


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Michael Butt: Our industry's awards

This is a mature industry, with maturing attitudes – and some awards look out of place as a result...'The only prize you need is the satisfaction of d

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Michael Butt: Playing the name game

You owe it to your creations, your cocktail legacy and your menu readers not to play the stupid name game, says Michael ButtIt genuinely pains me to s

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Opinion: Bartenders are leaving the capital

That sound you can hear? It’s bartenders leaving the capital, says Michael ButtIs London broken? I’m sure that you’ve already read a number of ‘articl

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Opinion: Variety is part of the game

Variety is part of the game – but some versions need to be sacrosanct, says Michael ButtIn the late 1990s, Giovanni Burdi invented a cocktail called t

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Opinion: Could we be on the verge of seeing the first superstar bartender?

In 1979 football player Trevor Francis was sold to Nottingham Forest for £1,000,000.

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Opinion: Why are so few modern classics created?

How many truly world-class (not the Diageo competition – although the standard there is excellent) drinks have you invented? I remember asking Angus W

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Opinion: It’s about time we stopped spending our weekly units on tasting cocktails

Regular readers of this column will know that I am a professed fan of mathematics.

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Opinion: With so many new launches, apathy is understandable

Question: how do you know when the bartending community is losing interest in new brands?Answer: when nobody turns up for training.The cocktail indust

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Opinion: Could we be on the verge of seeing the first superstar bartender?

In 1979 football player Trevor Francis was sold to Nottingham Forest for £1,000,000.

Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: Why are so few modern classics created?

How many truly world-class (not the Diageo competition – although the standard there is excellent) drinks have you invented? I remember asking Angus W

Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: It’s about time we stopped spending our weekly units on tasting cocktails

Regular readers of this column will know that I am a professed fan of mathematics.

News

Opinion: With so many new launches, apathy is understandable

Question: how do you know when the bartending community is losing interest in new brands?Answer: when nobody turns up for training.The cocktail indust