A Look At The Linie Awards 2015

Last week saw myself attend the annual Nordic extravaganza, the Linie Awards 2015. The event is the culmination of the best that the Nordic countries have to offer from the world of food and drink, with respective competitions to find the number one dish and cocktail for the year. In its 10th year, 2015 sawContinue reading “A Look At The Linie Awards 2015”


The vermouth category is often overlooked, with many customers not realising perhaps how much vermouth impacts a wide variety of serves, with the Martini and Manhattan cocktails probably the two most commonly known. I’ve featured a good range of vermouth brands on this site so far, from the well-known to the newly formed, but aContinue reading “Belsazar”


‘The Art of Vodka’ A bold statement where one would expect a well-crafted liquid to be in the same manner as a masterpiece within the art world.The bottle itself, adorned with an intricately decorated and rather large, hand crafted crystal encrusted skull, shouts premium, the level of Grey Goose, Crystal Head and Ciroc perhaps. The factContinue reading “Iordanov”

Introducing Neukölln In Manchester

BERLIN’S LIVING ROOM BARS COME TO MANCHESTER Launching this Thursday 14th November, Neukölln is a new pop-up bar to be found within the walls of the new Caffeine and Co shop in Manchester’s Spinningfields (also a pop-up, so you have a pop-up in a pop-up.) It will take over the site from 6pm – 11pm,Continue reading “Introducing Neukölln In Manchester”

Mozart Tasting Notes

Cream liqueurs are usually aimed towards the woman. Nothing against that, and nothing wrong with a gentleman enjoying one either. But there’s that stigma that chocolate is a woman’s favourite love, after diamonds of course, and there is a liqueur out their to suit their every need – Mozart. Mozart Distillerie, a family run business, has producedContinue reading “Mozart Tasting Notes”

The Bitter Truth

  The year 2006 saw a name come into the drinks industry that covered not only liqueurs, but also the lesser known bitters category – The Bitter Truth. Bitters were essentially the ingredient that distinguished cocktails from other beverages and were an essential component of any good cocktail creation. Many classic cocktails use bitters andContinue reading “The Bitter Truth”