BEHIND THE LIQUID
Discover exclusive interviews with Brand Ambassadors, Distillers and Master Blenders.
Uncover the incredible stories behind some of Diageo's world-famous brands; their history and heritage, as well as the inspirational people involved in bringing these brands to life.
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WHISKY REGIONS OF SCOTLAND: PART 1
As the world’s leading source of Uisge Beathafor hundreds of years, there’s a lot of ground to cover when it comes to Scotland and its deep-rooted relationship with whisky.
PART TWO: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WHISKY REGIONS OF SCOTLAND
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. This time around, our intrepid explorer will guide us to another two corners of Scotland to examine more regions and distilleries Johnnie Walker draws from.
BEHIND THE BARREL: AN INTERVIEW WITH EMMA WALKER
Emma Walker is an expert whisky maker at Johnnie Walker – one of a small team of 12 craftsmen and women in Scotland tasked with the pursuit of blending excellence. After nearly 11 years at Johnnie Walker, we talk to Emma about a career in chemistry, changing whisky consumption and what it’s like to be a female whisky maker in the modern industry.
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF INNOVATIVE LIQUEURS
Liqueurs may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when creating experimental drinks, but don’t be deceived – the combination of Irish cream and whiskey can bring a depth of decadence to cocktails.
A VODKA WITH A FAMILY TRADITION
Much of Ketel One’s success is testament to its founders, the Nolet family. Their passion for creating unique spirits, coupled with a meticulous attention to detail and innate understanding of good hospitality, led to the family’s incredible legacy in the spirits industry that remains today.
GIN IT TO WIN IT: 250 YEARS OF GORDON’S
To celebrate 250 years of Gordon’s gin, we reflect on a quarter century of gin excellence – we trace the beginnings of the genever spirit in mainland Europe through to the rumblings of a juniper-led revolution in London.
BEHIND THE LIQUID: A GIN TO FULFIL THE SENSES
Imagine you created a gin nearly 190 years ago and this year it as voted once again as the bartender’s favourite gin, (you would be pretty chuffed we’re sure). Well that’s the real story of Charles Tanqueray – but who was he really and how did he create this unmistakable gin? Explore the remarkable story of Tanqueray and discover gin cocktail recipe inspiration for you to try.
SINGLE MALTS – A WORLD TO EXPLORE
Do you use single malts in your bar? Well if not you are missing out on a world of flavour to explore in your creations. Diageo Single Malts Ambassador Donald Colville gives us a guided tour into the realm of single malts, giving top tips along the way about how to use these incredible flavours in your bar, including some special Game of Thrones recipes!
BEHIND THE GATES OF THE GUINNESS OPEN HOUSE BREWERY
With interest in craft beer growing every year, brewer Aisling Ryan gives us a look behind the scenes at the creative world of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. From coming up with new and innovative craft beers to what she sees as the next trend in beer, join us as we step behind the gates of this experimental brewery in the heart of Dublin.
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?
FOLLOWING THE STORY OF DON JULIO
Master Distiller Don Julio González was the original pioneer of the tequila industry, revolutionising production and setting the standard for decades to come. We take a look at the story behind the famous name and find out why Don Julio remains the premier luxury tequila around the world.
A Rum aged above the clouds
Aged to perfection in the highlands of Quetzaltenango, Zacapa is an award-winning and exquisite tasting rum, boasting a heritage unlike any other brand. We explore how Master Blender of 30 years, Lorena Vásquez, uses the spectacular Guatemalan environment to instil their Art of Slow philosophy into aging their rum.