May 2011

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Italy is known for its delicious food, glorious wine and the quality of the life it offers, but certainly not for its ability to create inspired cocktails. That being said there is a truly divine exception – a drink that …

Galvin Cup 2011

On Monday 23 of May, 10 young student bartenders and 30 professional and skillful cocktail makers were competing for the 5th Galvin Cup trophy.


The competition tuck place at glamorous Whiskey Mist at Hilton park Lane,  the competitors have …

Charity Whiskey for Japan

Seven Scottish distilleries have collaborated to produce a whiskey for which all proceeds will be donated to the disaster relief effort in Japan. Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, GlenDronach, GlenGyle (Kilkerran), Kilchoman and Springbank are each donating a cask of single malt …

Drinks International Cocktail Challenge

I`m delighted to tell you that MARTINI has done extremely well in the Drinks International Cocktail Challenge.

Three MARTINI cocktails created especially for the competition by Alex Kratena and Simone Carporale, bartenders at the Artesian bar – Langham Hotel, made …

Gin or not Gin ?

Gerry Calabrese unveiled the finished version of Hoxton Gin. The unusual spirit got the drinks business wondering whether the product should actually be classed as a “gin” at all.

Gerry Calabrese, owner of trendy London bar The Hoxton Pony, has …

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