Drinks Enthusiast CV

Awards / Nominations:

Manchester Bar Awards: Winner 2018, 2019
Golden Rum Barrel Rum Advocate of the Year 2018: Top 4
IWSC Independent Spirit Retailer of the Year 2017 & 2018: Top 3
ThinkRum Independent Retailer of the Year 2018: Top 3

Interviews/Features on Drinks Enthusiast:

Bar Back
Just Rum With It Part 1Part 2Part 3
African Rum Guild
The Fat Rum Pirate here and here
Rum Compass
The Drink Shop
The Living Edge
Altrincham Today here, here and here
Grace Stothart
Northern Restaurant and Bar

Publications Featured In (writer or contributor):

BBC Radio Merseyside
Spirits Business
Manchester Evening News
Bar Magazine
VIVA Lifestyle
Cheshire Life
‘G&J Greenall – A Spirited Story of Gin and Genius’
London Cocktail Week (Jigsaw)
The Guardian
City AM
CLASS Bar Magazine
Taste of Manchester
Manchester Finest
Liverpool Echo
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio Manchester
The Guide Liverpool
Design My Night
Mancunian Matters
The Cheshire Magazine
Thomas Cook

Interviewed ex Bacardi Master Blender José Sanchez Gavito
Interviewed Master Distiller of Wild Turkey Eddie Russell
Interviewed founder and creator or Leblon cachaça Steve Luttmann

Distilleries / Breweries Visited:

Jack Daniel’s, America
Saint Lucia Distillers, St Lucia
Midleton (Jameson) – attended The Irish Whiskey Academy
Old Jameson (St Patrick’s VIP Trip with Jameson)
Teeling, Ireland
Bombay Sapphire, England
Grey Goose, France
Calvados Père Magloire, France
Calvados Boulard, France
Calvados Lecompte, France
Sipsmith, England
Cotswold’s, England
De Kuyper, Holland
Sibling, England
G & J Distillers, England
Bénédictine, France
Penderyn, Wales
Toorank, Holland
Warner Edwards, England
Prospect Brewery, England
Glenfiddich, Scotland
The Balvenie, Scotland
Dalmore, Scotland
Auchentoshan, Scotland
Distilleries et Domaine de Provence, France
Walsh Whiskey, Ireland
Croft, Portugal
Graham’s, Portugal
Augusto’s, Portugal
Taylor’s, Portugal
Cockburn’s, Portugal
Gabriel Boudier, France
Rhuby, Sweden
Calvados Christian Droin, France
Guinness, Ireland
Mason’s, England
Lake’s, England
Three River’s, England
Forest, England
R.L Seales (Foursquare), Barbados
Mount Gay, Barbados
St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados
West Indies Rum Distillery, Barbados
Appleton Estate, Jamaica
Hampden Estate, Jamaica
Chase, England

Cocktail Competitions Judged:

Havana Club Grand Prix
Chairman’s Reserve Caribbean Challenge (in St Lucia)
Sloane’s (in Holland)
Crystal Head
Remy Martin
G’Vine Connoisseur Programme
Monkey Shoulder
Martin Millers
Naked Grouse
Warner Edwards
Cocktails in the City
El Dorado
Calvados Père Magloire
Snow Queen
De Kuyper
Patron Perfectionists
Chairman’s Reserve

Notable Events:

Northern Restaurant and Bar 2013 – present (curator)
Manchester Rum Festival 2017-present (owner)
Albert Dock Rum Festival, Liverpool 2015 – 2017
Bacardi Carta Fuego VIP Launch 2015
Real VIP Launch 2014
Great British Food Festival 2013 – 2016
Southport Food and Drink Festival 2014/15
G&J Distillers Christmas party 2013
Liquor Market 2013-15 (owner)
Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2013-15
Angostura Rum Comedy Dinner, Edinburgh Fringe 2013
VIP launch at Robinsons Brewery, Stockport of ‘Trooper’ alongside creator Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
Manchester Whisky Club 2012-15
Linie Aquavit Awards VIP Dinner, Stockholm Sweden 2015
Masons Gin Showcase for Rodney Densem 2020

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