Category: Spirits

Three of the best ways to enjoy our No.3 London Dry Gin

Amanda Baxter, our Product Training Manager, has the pleasure of organising our annual, nationwide cocktail challenge. Here she recounts the circumstances of this year’s competition – focusing on our No.3 London Dry Gin – before disclosing the name of its thoroughly deserving winner Two months ago we laid down the gauntlet to the UK’s bartenders, […]

A whisky drinker’s rum?

Doug McIvor, our Spirits Manager, is the man responsible for Berry Bros. & Rudd’s rather exceptional premium rum. Here, Doug, who is more usually found nosing whisky, expounds the virtues and complexities that elegant ageing brings to this oft-underrated spirit. When Berry Bros. & Rudd first offered a sneak preview of the first batch of […]

How to serve your single malt

With Father’s Day this Sunday, no doubt many bottles of whisky will be unwrapped and sampled. But rather than serving yours with nothing more than a drop of water, Ronnie Cox, our spirits specialist, commends pouring it alongside your favourite pudding for a seriously delicious indulgence. Convention might guide you away from matching whisky and […]

Mixing the best martinis in London: Maurizio Schiavone

Maurizio Schiavone is Assistant Bar Manager at Dukes, London, home to the capital’s best martinis and some of its bartending greats. A native of Puglia, Maurizio has been refining his craft alongside manager Alessandro for seven years, ensuring that this enclave of Mayfair is never without some Italian style. Here he talks to our spirits […]