Buffalo Trace Mystery Migration Hits Manchester

The team at Buffalo Trace came around to Manchester once again to host their annual cocktail competition, but armed with a twist that saw the bartenders of the North West face a variety of challenges in a couple of unique settings. Hosted at El Gato Negro, the competitors found their way to the final byContinue reading “Buffalo Trace Mystery Migration Hits Manchester”

Introducing A Unique And Peculiar New Take On The Tradition Of Burns’ Night

Burns’ Night is known for many things: the tribute to renowned, radical poet Robert Burns, the ceremonious supper and ‘Address to the Haggis’, the spellbinding sound of bagpipes, but this Burns’ Night, there will be one other curious addition – Hendrick’s Gin. Confirming our firm belief that beyond the bagpipes, the neeps and tatties, thisContinue reading “Introducing A Unique And Peculiar New Take On The Tradition Of Burns’ Night”

Finalists Announced For The Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition At Northern Restaurant and Bar

The five recipes have been chosen to go through to the final of the Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition, to be staged at The Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in Manchester on Wednesday 19th March at 3:15pm. With expert opinions by Peter Holland of The Floating Rum Shack, and Steven James of Rum Diaries, the fiveContinue reading “Finalists Announced For The Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition At Northern Restaurant and Bar”

Bénédictine Crowns Manchester’s Cocktail Champion

Bénédictine Liqueur has crowned Tom Higham and Amir Javaid as joint winners of the Northern heat of its 2013 Cocktail Challenge in the closest heat of the competition so far. Tom, from The Liquorists, and Amir, from Room Manchester, both fought off stiff competition from the other skilled entrants in the third heat of the challengeContinue reading “Bénédictine Crowns Manchester’s Cocktail Champion”

Cocktails In The City Review

The biggest cocktail master class came back in full force this year in the form of Cocktails in the City. Located within Manchester Town Hall, 15 of Manchester’s bars teamed up with 15 brands ranging from tequila to rum and vodka to create a cocktail that would wow the consumers and tempt them to partContinue reading “Cocktails In The City Review”

The Liquorists Belvedere Trail Review

Ever feel like having a night of luxury? A night of sophistication? Well last week Manchester showcased themselves with a brand that oozes these qualities and more with the ever elegant Belvedere and the ever knowledgeable and glamour of The Liquorists. The usual trait of five bars. five samples and five cocktails to indulge in,Continue reading “The Liquorists Belvedere Trail Review”

Kamm & Sons Ginseng Spirit

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to indulge my senses into a rather diverse new spirit – Kamm & Sons (or as it was previously known, Kammerlings). Hosted at the appropriate venue of Epernay, Manchester, Alex Kammerling showed an air of enthusiasm behind his creation as we delved into his findings, his reasons behindContinue reading “Kamm & Sons Ginseng Spirit”

The Bombay Spirits Company Flavour Experience

  Some of you may have heard of a category named ‘gin‘. If you’ve ever decided to research into this category a bit more, you will probably learn the art of distillation, and the various forms around that can produce this versatile product. But have you ever though about categorising gin by aroma? When was theContinue reading “The Bombay Spirits Company Flavour Experience”

Henriot Champagne Tasting Notes

On Wednesday night, I had the chance to try the relatively unknown champagne house Henriot at the Epernay champagne bar in Manchester. Three bottles were on offer to sample, with hosts Cyriaque and Joelle giving a speech on the history of Henriot and what to expect from their Rose Brut, Brut Souverain and Blanc De Blancs.   A little history first,   Native toContinue reading “Henriot Champagne Tasting Notes”

The Liquorists Vodka Trail Review

Last night was another installment into The Liquorists busy calendar, the vodka trail. Following the same concept of their Nominees & Spirited Ventures trails last month, we were to be enjoying 5 different vodka’s, 5 different vodka cocktails in 5 different bars accompanied by 5 different light bite appetizers. Sound daunting? Challenge accepted! Starting theContinue reading “The Liquorists Vodka Trail Review”