Nate Brown


Nate Brown is co-founder of The London Bar Consultants and co-owns Merchant House in the City. A decade of working in bars across the country ultimately led to owning his own venues and consulting on others. He can often be found in and around the bar at Merchant House.

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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

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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Opinion: Adding value through storytelling

Getting folks to sip and savour rum that has the same reactivity as gunpowder can be rather tricky.Usually, when I ask folks to put their nose near a

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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.

Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: Adding value through storytelling

Getting folks to sip and savour rum that has the same reactivity as gunpowder can be rather tricky.Usually, when I ask folks to put their nose near a