Drinks Enthusiast CV

Distilleries / Breweries Visited:

Jack Daniel’s, America
Chairman’s Reserve (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

Cocktail Competitions Judged:

Havana Club Grand Prix
Chairman’s Reserve Caribbean Challenge (in St Lucia)
Sloane’s (in Holland)
Crystal Head
Remy Martin
Wood’s 100
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

Publications Featured:

BBC Radio Merseyside
Imbibe (writer)
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 – ‘How to Make the Perfect Hot Toddy’
City AM
CLASS Bar Magazine (writer)
Liverpool Echo
BBC Radio 5
BBC Radio Manchester

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

Notable Events:

Northern Restaurant and Bar 2013 – present (curator)
Manchester Rum Festival 2017-present (owner)
Cocktails in the City 2014/15
Albert Dock Rum Festival, Liverpool 2015 – present
Bacardi Carta Fuego VIP Launch 2015
Real VIP Launch 2014
Great British Food Festival 2013 – 2016
IWSC Awards Dinner 2014/15
Southport Food and Drink Festival 2014/15
Tended the bar at the G&J Distillers Christmas party at Village Hotel, Warrington 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


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