Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken


Millie Milliken has been writing about food and drink ever since (having graduated with a philosophy degree) her post-uni career hunt thrust her very quickly into working in the hospitality industry. Since then, she’s written for vintage, theatre and events magazines – while eating and drinking her way around the country. When she isn't nursing a Gin Martini, she can usually be found in the nearest taxidermy shop, roaming in the Cotswolds or reading true crime. That or sniffing old books. Find her @millie_milliken

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Homegrown heroes: British premium spirits

The terms ‘less but more’ and ‘supporting local’ still abound in the Covid era of drinking. So, is now the time to invest in British premium spirits for your bar? Millie Milliken investigates.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Work starts on new £12m whisky distillery in Edinburgh

The Port of Leith Distillery is due to open in 2022 with the capacity to produce up to 1 million bottles of single malt a year.

News

Connaught Bar claims top spot at World's 50 Best Bar Awards 2020

Nine UK bars make it into the top 50 of World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2020, including two in the top 10 and London's Connaught Bar taking the number one spot.

News |  Wine

Berkmann Wine Cellars relaunches Help 4 Hospitality scheme

The relaunch comes in the wake of England's second lockdown and has increased the share of revenue donated to the industry from 12.5% to 20%.

News |  People & Places

Here to help: A roundup of help and advice for hospitality in lockdown 2

From advice on protecting business during lockdown, to wellbeing services and practical advice for hospitality staff, we've put all of our most helpful content in one handy place for you.

News |  Beer & Cider

Pubs slash beer prices ahead of lockdown

Wetherspoons and Stonegate have cut their pint prices to below £1 for the three days leading up to England's second lockdown.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

4 new RTD cocktail brands launching in the UK

From a new hard seltzer brand to bottled Espresso Martinis, there's nothing slowing down the creation of cocktails to drink at home.

News |  People & Places

Four UK bars make the 2020 The World's 50 Best Bars 51-100 list

The list includes bars from 29 cities across 23 countries, with the USA leading overall and the UK leading the whole of Europe.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  People & Places

Here to help: A roundup of help and advice for hospitality in lockdown 2

From advice on protecting business during lockdown, to wellbeing services and practical advice for hospitality staff, we've put all of our most helpful content in one handy place for you.

News |  Beer & Cider

Pubs slash beer prices ahead of lockdown

Wetherspoons and Stonegate have cut their pint prices to below £1 for the three days leading up to England's second lockdown.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

4 new RTD cocktail brands launching in the UK

From a new hard seltzer brand to bottled Espresso Martinis, there's nothing slowing down the creation of cocktails to drink at home.

News |  People & Places

Four UK bars make the 2020 The World's 50 Best Bars 51-100 list

The list includes bars from 29 cities across 23 countries, with the USA leading overall and the UK leading the whole of Europe.

News |  People & Places

Drinks Industry Survey launched by The Drinks Trust

The survey follows the charity's financial grant scheme and looks to help shape future help for workers in the drinks industry.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Simone Caporale on his new non-alcoholic spirit brand, Zeo

The internationally renowned bartender has collaborated with an independent startup to create two liquids, Botanical Dry and Spiced Oak. Millie Milliken got an exclusive taste with Caporale – and his Vespa.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Kyrö Dairy Cream lands in the UK – here's our verdict

The lactose- and gluten-free, rye whisky-based cream liqueur from the Finnish distillery has arrived just in time for Christmas.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

10 of the most exciting recent spirits launches in the UK

From vintage Cognacs and limited-edition whiskies, to Norfolk and wine-barrel-aged gins, we've rounded up some of our favourite launches this week.

News |  People & Places

Drinks Industry Survey launched by The Drinks Trust

The survey follows the charity's financial grant scheme and looks to help shape future help for workers in the drinks industry.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Exclusive: Simone Caporale on his new non-alcoholic spirit brand, Zeo

The internationally renowned bartender has collaborated with an independent startup to create two liquids, Botanical Dry and Spiced Oak. Millie Milliken got an exclusive taste with Caporale – and his Vespa.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Kyrö Dairy Cream lands in the UK – here's our verdict

The lactose- and gluten-free, rye whisky-based cream liqueur from the Finnish distillery has arrived just in time for Christmas.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

10 of the most exciting recent spirits launches in the UK

From vintage Cognacs and limited-edition whiskies, to Norfolk and wine-barrel-aged gins, we've rounded up some of our favourite launches this week.