Finalists Announced at NRB19 Cocktail Competition with Ms Better’s Bitters

Finalists announced for Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019’s national cocktail competition, sponsored by Ms Better’s Bitters, with the chance to win a VIP visit to Canada with guest shifts in Vancouver and Montreal. Following a series of regional heats, the finalists have been announced for Northern Restaurant & Bar’s annual cocktail competition, sponsored in 2019Continue reading “Finalists Announced at NRB19 Cocktail Competition with Ms Better’s Bitters”

Top Tipples For Dad

Sipping and aged rums, beers brewed 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle and a cocktail seasoning to gee up a Gin & Tonic, these are just some of the top tipples we recommend for gifts for Father’s Day (or any day or relative for that matter!). Transport Dad to the Caribbean with one sipContinue reading “Top Tipples For Dad”

De Kuyper

De Kuyper is one of the most recognizable range of liqueurs in the world, and since 1695 the brand has been divulging into a wide range of flavours that look to innovate and impress not only bartenders, but the consumers too. So how did De Kuyper come about, and essentially be a part of many ofContinue reading “De Kuyper”

Borough Market Calls On The Public To Help Name The First Ever Borough Bitter

What do you call an ale that has been brewed from hops grown in the world’s oldest market? That’s the challenge that has been set by Borough Market which is celebrating its 1,000th year in Southwark by creating an as-yet unnamed landmark beer. Specialist drinks company Utobeer and micro-brewery Tap East are brewing the anniversaryContinue reading “Borough Market Calls On The Public To Help Name The First Ever Borough Bitter”

Carl Brown From Dishoom Wins Vintage To Visionary Cocktail Competition

Carl Brown, from Dishoom has won the Vintage to Visionary competition, a collaboration between The Bitter Truth ™ – Bitters & Liqueurs and Hayman Distillers, the English gin distiller whose family have been making gin since 1863.  The winning recipes are listed below. The brief laid down by the team at Love Drinks, the UKContinue reading “Carl Brown From Dishoom Wins Vintage To Visionary Cocktail Competition”

Vintage to Visionary – The Second Chapter

It’s back and it’s better than ever. The cocktail competition that pays homage to the classics, as well as recognising the need to innovate and create drinks that fire the imagination and excite the taste buds. A prize of £1000 will be awarded to the bartender who ticks those boxes in the eyes of theContinue reading “Vintage to Visionary – The Second Chapter”

Reyka Bitters Tasting Notes

Bitters can be a bartenders best friend. Most bars will have a box full of wonderful flavours, all adding a different dimension to your favourite drink. From the most famous to the most extensive, your never short on possibilities, both in a bar or indeed at home. It’s also common these days for collaborations, creatingContinue reading “Reyka Bitters Tasting Notes”

Underberg Tasting Notes

Have you ever had a really good meal? So good in fact, that as soon as you are asked by your waiter if you would like to see the dessert menu, you contemplate without a moment’s pause and ask for your favourite as you know it will go down a treat? But the horrors ofContinue reading “Underberg Tasting Notes”

Campari Tasting Notes

A classic brand that I’m sure everyone has come across at some point is Campari. But what makes this brand so well-known? Campari was created in 1860 by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy. Bitter Uso Olanda, as Campari was initially called, was the result of Gaspare’s experiments concocting new beverages. The real change was having aContinue reading “Campari Tasting Notes”


There are not many rums that hail from Trinidad and Tobago, but the most well-known comes in the form of Angostura. Although you may be more familiar with its range of bitters. The distinctive slender bottle of the bitters, wrapped in an oversized label, began in Venezuela. In 1820, Dr. J.G.B. Siegert, a decorated, 24-year-old surgeonContinue reading “Angostura”