Knowing which flavours work best together is one of the most crucial skills for a bartender to have. A lot of this is conventional wisdom that comes from an understanding of classic cocktails – botanicals and citrus with gin, sugar and spice with darker spirits.
RED RYE FINISH FROM BARREL TO BAR
We sit down with two influential figures in the industry to talk about Johnnie Walker Red Rye Finish – the first in a series of bold new experimental blends from Johnnie Walker.
FLAVOUR FAVOURITE - USING JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL IN YOUR BAR
Celebrated mixologist and industry personality, Lauren Mote, discusses her love for Johnnie Walker Black Label and reveals the most innovative ways to serve this award-winning whisky in your bar.
EXPERIMENTAL FLAVOUR EXPERIENCES
The latest additions to the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch series push the boundaries of whisky and provide the perfect base to experiment with exciting new flavours in your Scotch cocktails.
LIKE TASTING ALL THE FLAVOURS OF SCOTLAND IN A GLASS
“A remarkable spirit with an amazing range of flavours” - our Whisky Master Emma Walker reveals the secrets behind what makes Scotch Whisky so great and the serves that your customers will love.
STRETCHING OUT THE CLASSICS
Bartenders love classic cocktails - they’re the foundations of our culture and shaped where we are today. But, they’re not always as popular with our guests or the general public. Modern palettes are constantly evolving and shorter, punchy ‘classic’ drinks are increasingly overlooked for taller drinks.
MODERN WHISKY WINNERS WITH JOE SCHOFIELD
Co-creator of the Sensorium group, owner at the upcoming SCHOFIELD’S and International Bartender of the Year in 2018, Joe Schofield has enjoyed quite the career. And it’s only just begun. For someone who’s always on the road, we asked Joe to share 3 modern whisky cocktails inspired by his travels.
COCKTAILS WITH A SIDE OF CINEMA
Make the most of your time at home - expand your knowledge of iconic movies and the classic cocktails they’ve inspired! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this lesson in on-screen cocktails and how to put your own twist on them.
The World’s Best Bartenders Favourite Cocktails
Everyone has a favourite cocktail, their go-to drink they love to make for others. So, we asked three of the best bartenders in the world what their favourite cocktail was and why!
LOW SUGAR SERVES: HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Drinks trends tend to come and go but wellness and the option of a low sugar serve isn’t going away. Former World Class winner Tim Philips-Johansson looks at how to offer low sugar drinks without losing your bar’s signature flavours and serves.
THREE COCKTAILS WITH A STORY TO TELL
The origin of many of our favourite cocktails today are hotly debated, but the multiple stories behind most are probably a reflection on how important the art of storytelling is to barstaff.
TEQUILA TWISTS ON THE CLASSICS
Hugely versatile, earthy and complex – it’s often assumed tequila is only enjoyable neat or as part of a traditional cocktail, like a margarita or paloma. But, when swapped in for other base spirits, the agave can bring a depth and new lease of life to familiar or overused recipes.