Philip Duff


A jet-set bartender, Irishman and spirits expert Philip Duff is one of the cocktail community's best-loved presenters & educators, a renowned expert on all distilled spirits (but especially gin & genever), and an in-demand on-trade & beverage consultant to drinks companies around the world. As well as teaching seminars, owning an award-winning craft-cocktail bar, serving as director of education for Tales of the Cocktail and appearing on TV & in publications as diverse as Esquire, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Australian Bartender, Imbibe and Mixology, Philip's consulting firm Liquid Solutions helps drinks brands connect with the world of bars, everywhere. In 2008, Philip opened the Netherlands’ first speakeasy cocktail bar, door 74 in Amsterdam. door 74 has twice been nominated as one of the world's four best cocktail bars (2008 & 2009), won Best Cocktail Bar and (twice) Best Bartender (2009 & 2010) at the Venuez Dutch Bar Awards, has featured in World's 50 Best Bars.He has created acclaimed trade engagement programs such as the Bols Around The World and G'Vine Gin Connoisseur global bartending competitions, and has consulted for Diageo's World Class and Pernod-Ricard USA's BarSmarts programs. His very own brand, Old Duff Genever, will launch in New York in September 2017. When not writing, talking, drinking or getting in or out of aeroplanes, Philip lives with his family in New York.

News

Philip Duff: Reaching cruising altitude with your craft liquor brand

Your craft liquor brand has been launched, listed, written about and re-ordered.

Wine

Philip Duff: Have we won the Vermouth Wars?

'We fought the war for vermouth. And we God-damned won it,' was exclaimed dramatically at a recent tasting.And that set me thinking.

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: Who can help you start your own craft liquor brand

In the third of five articles on starting craft liquor brands, Philip Duff  tackles the issue of who you will need on this journey. Ideas, I feel, are

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: How to find a gap in the craft liquor market

In the second of five articles on starting craft liquor brands, Philip Duff  says it’s not hard to spot a gap in the market, but the real challenge is

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: Why on earth do people start craft liquor brands?

In the first in a five-part series, Philip Duff asks (and hopefully) answers why people start craft liquor brands Well, there’s moo-lah, for one.

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: How to find a gap in the craft liquor market

In the second of five articles on starting craft liquor brands, Philip Duff  says it’s not hard to spot a gap in the market, but the real challenge is

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: Why on earth do people start craft liquor brands?

In the first in a five-part series, Philip Duff asks (and hopefully) answers why people start craft liquor brands Well, there’s moo-lah, for one.