Nate Brown

Nate Brown


Nate has owned and operated multi-award winning spirit specialist cocktail bars in London for the better part of a decade. He’s a regular speaker on industry panels and has been known to harbour an opinion or two. He has an Ma in Creative Writing and when not in a bar, he can usually be found losing on a chessboard. 

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Nate Brown: The bar industry needs to fight back

Social media, discerning customers and the accessibility of supermarkets are putting bars at risk. But if any industry can fight back, it’s ours, says Nate Brown

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Nate Brown: Fika, hygge, Ikea-philia: Making the case for the next big thing in whisky

Man, we are loving all things Japanese at the moment. From ramen shops to British Museum exhibitions, Japanese culture is taking over.

News |  People & Places

Sussing out sustainability

Imbibe and WSET teamed up with the drinks industry professionals who are doing their bit for the environment to talk sustainability.

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Nate Brown: Bartenders need to step up their product knowledge

In an era of unparalleled choice, writes opinion columnist Nate Brown, the one thing that’s unforgivable in a bartender is ignorance.

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Lindores Abbey releases limited edition of Aqua Vitae

Lindores Abbey has released a limited edition expression of its Aqua Vitae.

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Opinion: Nate Brown on how spirit labels are becoming obsolete

Some folks can get really caught up on labels – ‘remoaner’, ‘millennial’, ‘snowflake’, ‘nationalist’ – something that my Northern Irish upbringing ham

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Big money, huge plans: Liberties Distillery embodies the Irish whiskey boom

Here’s what €28m could get you:A Coca-Cola production plant in Ghent.Valderrama golf resort near Gibraltar.Alternatively, it could get you a shiny new

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Merchant House's Nate Brown in praise of poitin

This month we’ve ‘celebrated’ National Calzone Day, National Cook for your Pets Day, National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day, even National

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 |  Spirits & Cocktails

Lindores Abbey releases limited edition of Aqua Vitae

Lindores Abbey has released a limited edition expression of its Aqua Vitae.

News

Opinion: Nate Brown on how spirit labels are becoming obsolete

Some folks can get really caught up on labels – ‘remoaner’, ‘millennial’, ‘snowflake’, ‘nationalist’ – something that my Northern Irish upbringing ham

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Big money, huge plans: Liberties Distillery embodies the Irish whiskey boom

Here’s what €28m could get you:A Coca-Cola production plant in Ghent.Valderrama golf resort near Gibraltar.Alternatively, it could get you a shiny new

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Merchant House's Nate Brown in praise of poitin

This month we’ve ‘celebrated’ National Calzone Day, National Cook for your Pets Day, National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day, even National

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: Will the real rum spirit please stand up?

The recent growth of rum doesn't hide the fact that the category is confusing to customers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highballs are the future

Low-abv, no-abv, slinky vermouths, salty sherries and garnishes as big as your head. The drink of 2018 has yet to be decided.

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Opinion: Don't stir my Negroni

On paper, there is nothing quite so simple as a Negroni: three delicious measures of liquid, gin of choice, red vermouth of choice, Campari.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: Will the real rum spirit please stand up?

The recent growth of rum doesn't hide the fact that the category is confusing to customers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Highballs are the future

Low-abv, no-abv, slinky vermouths, salty sherries and garnishes as big as your head. The drink of 2018 has yet to be decided.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: Don't stir my Negroni

On paper, there is nothing quite so simple as a Negroni: three delicious measures of liquid, gin of choice, red vermouth of choice, Campari.