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Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo opens entries for World Class 2019

You’ve been waiting with baited breath, and the moment has finally arrived – the 11th-annual Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year competit

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Shakes & the City 2019: Let battle commence

That’s right, possums – Shakes & the City, the competition that establishes which thriving metropolis is the best cocktail city in the UK, is back for

Spirits & Cocktails

Agave gets a fresh look at Deano Moncrieffe's new bar

Buckle up, kids, for a unique style of agave bar is coming to London, and this time it’s being brought to life by Deano Moncrieffe.The always-smiling,

Spirits & Cocktails

Benromach brings out 41- and 46-year-old single casks

Speyside distillery Benromach is launching two new single-cask whiskies from 1977 and 1972 under its Heritage label.There are 122 bottles of Benromach

Spirits & Cocktails

Spirits distributor news: FMV brings Tempus Fugit Spirits to the UK

From brands changing hands to portfolio additions new to the UK, here’s what’s happening in the world of your friendly neighbourhood spirits distribut

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi reveals UK finalists for Legacy cocktail competition

After nail-biting regional rounds across the UK, Bacardi has revealed the finalists for its national 2019 Legacy competition.Four top competitors made

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London Cocktail Club's JJ Goodman on the importance of accessible cocktails

In a year that saw the closures of a number of big-name bars, JJ Goodman launched the 10th outpost of his prolific London Cocktail Club (LCC) chain in

Spirits & Cocktails

Freeform, botanical & hybrid: The spirits defying traditional categories for flavour’s sake

In today’s heavily saturated drinks market, it’s no surprise to see Campari finished in bourbon barrels, cider brewed with hops and whisky aged in she

Spirits & Cocktails

Spirits distributor news: FMV brings Tempus Fugit Spirits to the UK

From brands changing hands to portfolio additions new to the UK, here’s what’s happening in the world of your friendly neighbourhood spirits distribut

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi reveals UK finalists for Legacy cocktail competition

After nail-biting regional rounds across the UK, Bacardi has revealed the finalists for its national 2019 Legacy competition.Four top competitors made

News

London Cocktail Club's JJ Goodman on the importance of accessible cocktails

In a year that saw the closures of a number of big-name bars, JJ Goodman launched the 10th outpost of his prolific London Cocktail Club (LCC) chain in

Spirits & Cocktails

Freeform, botanical & hybrid: The spirits defying traditional categories for flavour’s sake

In today’s heavily saturated drinks market, it’s no surprise to see Campari finished in bourbon barrels, cider brewed with hops and whisky aged in she

Wine

Gerard Basset (1957-2019): ‘He changed the game for sommeliers in the UK…’

The wine world and the UK on-trade in particular are in mourning following the announcement of the death of Gerard Basset MS MW MBA OBE.The godfather

Beer & Cider

Which pub trends will prevail in 2019?

Last year witnessed the rise of no- and low-abv beers, the decline of cask and an ongoing proliferation of IPA styles.

Wine

Gerard Basset (1957-2019): ‘He changed the game for sommeliers in the UK…’

The wine world and the UK on-trade in particular are in mourning following the announcement of the death of Gerard Basset MS MW MBA OBE.The godfather

Beer & Cider

Which pub trends will prevail in 2019?

Last year witnessed the rise of no- and low-abv beers, the decline of cask and an ongoing proliferation of IPA styles.