5 DRINKS THAT LOOK THE PART IN ANY COCKTAIL BAR

COCKTAIL BARS… Often they are great, but they’re not something we always find to be our most comfortable environment, especially if it’s not your regular type of watering hole. The back bar looks like a cathedral of bottles and the menu is filled with useless descriptions of drinks involving; “West Acapulcan citrus blossom infusions” and “hard…

5 EASY DRINKING SCOTCH WHISKIES FOR BEGINNERS

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO KNOW JACK ABOUT WHISKY.. And that is to go out out and actually drink the stuff. No book, blog or video can teach you as much in 10 seconds as simply tasting a sweet Speyside alongside a smoky Islay and understanding why these two scotches taste so remarkably different.

THE STRAIGHT UP GUIDE TO AMERICAN WHISKEY

AMERICAN WHISKEY IS DIFFERENT… With all due respect to Americans, they tend to take what the rest of the world does and put their own twist on it, usually making it all seem rather silly. The game of “football” was never intended to involve men chucking an egg shaped ball around, and a Starbuck’s “decaf…

8 DRINKS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR COCKTAIL MENU.

COCKTAIL LISTS AREN’T EASY.

You need to tick the necessary boxes for price points, base spirits, flavour profiles, profit margins, popularity and speed of service and—if you want a well-made list—you’ll want to be ticking all of these boxes with a short and concise, yet serious selection.

8 NO BULLSHIT BASICS ABOUT SCOTCH WHISKY

SCOTCH IS SIMPLE…

That is once you see past all the smoke and mirrors any pretentious prat will try and throw at you. You’ll find them at every bar. Waxing lyrical about aromas of Abyssinian shrivel figs and top notes of tweed. Trying to sound smarter than they actually are by pretending it’s more complicated than it really is

A SUPER SIMPLE GUIDE TO DISTILLATION

DISTILLATION IS A WAY TO SEPARATE ALCOHOL FROM WATER… This is done by boiling fermented sugars or grains (called mash, beer or wine) and condensing its vapor.