Buffalo Trace Northern Final 2015

One of the world’s best known bourbon brands, Buffalo Trace, came to Manchester this past week to secure a northern bartender a trip of a lifetime to America, courtesy of creating a unique British twist on an American classic cocktail. Hosted by Ross Thompson of UK distributor Hi-Spirits, and judged by the Buffalo palates ofContinue reading “Buffalo Trace Northern Final 2015”

Christmas In Full Swing With These Winter Recipes And Ideas

Get yourself in the mood with these Christmas recipes and present ideas; OriGINal Sin 50 ml King of Soho Gin 1 slice root ginger 1 barspoon Runny Honey 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice 125 ml Pressed Apple Juice Method: Muddle the ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, add the other ingredients and shakeContinue reading “Christmas In Full Swing With These Winter Recipes And Ideas”

Manchester Whisky Festival 2014

It was to be that time of year again as The Whisky Lounge headed to its Manchester leg of their annual whisky festivals, situated as last year within the Bridgewater Hall. The nature of my job involves trying and experiencing many a whisky, ultimately giving me the opportunity to then utilise these expressions within myContinue reading “Manchester Whisky Festival 2014”

Find your Favourite Bourbon Serve With Maker’s Mark At London Cocktail Week

This October, the discerning drinkers of the Capital are set to embrace the buzzing cocktail culture with the UK’s biggest drinks festival. As London Cocktail Week celebrates its fifth year, the hand crafted, premium bourbon Maker’s Mark is excited to announce an exclusive cocktail tasting at Steam & Rye on Thursday 9th October. A handfulContinue reading “Find your Favourite Bourbon Serve With Maker’s Mark At London Cocktail Week”

National Final Of Wild Turkey Bourbon’s UK Cocktail Competition Comes To Manchester

Gruppo Campari’s Wild Turkey® Bourbon has searched the length of the country for its annual UK Cocktail Competition; seeking out the best whiskey bartender to be judged at the final on the 27th of August at the recently opened bar, Cane and Grain in Manchester.  The finalists will be competing not only for the 2014 TitleContinue reading “National Final Of Wild Turkey Bourbon’s UK Cocktail Competition Comes To Manchester”

Raise A Glass To Elmer With Buffalo Trace’s Limited Edition Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition

Celebrate the spirit of Elmer T. Lee with a new limited edition from Buffalo Trace. One year after the bastion of bourbon passed away at the age of 93, Buffalo Trace has created the Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition as a tribute to their iconic Master Distiller who devoted his life to developing and safeguardingContinue reading “Raise A Glass To Elmer With Buffalo Trace’s Limited Edition Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition”

Buffalo Trace Distillery

I don’t know about you, but when I experience something, it sticks into my mind. I still remember the first time I sampled the Buffalo Trace range, held at The Anthologist Bar near St Paul’s Cathedral, London during London Cocktail Week 2011. It was hear that I met Drew Mayville, Sazerac Buffalo Trace Master Blender, who explainedContinue reading “Buffalo Trace Distillery”

Please Don’t Tell Vintage Cocktail Night Review

It was all a bit hush hush, but the team at Mullen Bartending put together a little shindig to celebrate all things classic. Held at the new speakeasy The Fitzgerald off Stevenson Square in Manchester (a fitting venue for the theme of the evening), a collaboration of five spirits accompanied by cocktails and canapés wereContinue reading “Please Don’t Tell Vintage Cocktail Night Review”

Benchmark Tasting Notes

McAfee’s Benchmark is a premium bourbon, but one that you probably won’t see on your bar travels as much as it probably should. As I’m one for highlighting some of the more ‘forgotten’ brands within my work, I took the time to dig a little deeper for you all. The McAfee’s Benchmark brand was createdContinue reading “Benchmark Tasting Notes”

Jefferson’s Tasting Notes

Everyone loves a small-batch spirit. Usually it means more care and attention, no commercialisation, no huge production lines ‘ruining’ the quality of the spirit its producing. Quick question though, how small do you have to be to be called ‘small-batch’? Thousands of barrels produced like usual? Well how about around 8-12? Jefferson’s Bourbon is aContinue reading “Jefferson’s Tasting Notes”