Trends & Inspiration
THE BE(GIN)NING OF GORDON'S
Gordon’s is the world’s number one best-selling gin but how did a Londoner with Scottish roots and impeccably high standards kick off a global gin revolution amidst London’s ‘Gin Craze’ over 250 years ago?
THE STORY BEHIND THE MOJITO
A drink that has navigated the peaks and troughs of fads and trends for decades, championing flavor and fresh ingredients and introducing countless drinkers to the world of cocktails; the Mojito has earned its legendary status.
MIXERS 101: LIFTING SPIRITS WITH FLAVOR
Using the right flavor combination and quality of mixer can make or break a drink.
FOOD AND SPIRITS: ADVICE FROM A FLAVOR PRO
Maximizing the impact of a well-crafted meal with a corresponding drink, or vice versa, is a great way of elevating a guests’ experience
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WHISKY REGIONS OF SCOTLAND WITH TOM JONES:
In the second of our two-part series, we continue our tour of the whisky regions of Scotland with Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador, Tom Jones.
RECIPE REVIVAL: THE ‘FORGOTTEN CLASSICS’
The list of ‘classic cocktails’ at most bars is pretty similar. You’ll find the likely candidates: Martinis, Daiquiris, Manhattans - and rightly so.
BIG SHAKES AND HOT TAKES: INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
Out with the old, in with the new; with another year behind us, we asked 3 leading trade figures what big topics they expect to be dominating the industry in 2019.
FOLLOWING THE STORY OF DON JULIO
Master Distiller Don Julio González was the original pioneer of the tequila industry, revolutionizing production and setting the standard for decades to come.
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WHISKY REGIONS OF SCOTLAND WITH TOM JONES
As the world’s leading source of Uisge Beatha for hundreds of years, there’s a lot of ground to cover when it comes to Scotland and its deep-rooted relationship with whisky.
The Magic of Bar Cart Cocktails
Take tableside service to a new level with bar cart, the trend that’s rolling into top bars around the world. We catch up with award-winning mixologist and Martini magician, Agostino Perrone, who talks us through the inspiration behind his famous trolley at the Connaught Bar, London, and shares his top tips to set up your own.
Celebrate the Summer with Beer Cocktails
With the recent boom in craft beer, there’s never been a better time to get creative and add a little fizz to your cocktails. In honor of International Beer Day, we talk to Padraig Fox, General Manager at the innovative Open Gate Brewery in Dublin. We’ll show you why beer cocktails are a “must-have” addition to your summer menu, and offer a little “drinkspiration” to get you started.
Aperitifs Across the World
Seasoned bar owner and in-demand drinks consultant Paul Matthew reveals how the humble aperitif can impress your guests and boost your sales. Join in as he takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the world’s pre-dinner drinks of choice.