De Kuyper Shows Off Its Mystery Box

Last week saw myself invited down to judge once again a cocktail competition with a difference. Hosted within 1812 Lounge Bar in Bournemouth, De Kuyper were supporting the UKBG and their Mystery Box competition semi-final, which saw 20 bartenders from across the south coast of England battle it out, yet having no idea what theirContinue reading “De Kuyper Shows Off Its Mystery Box”

De Kuyper And UKBG Get Things Shaking In The North West

The North West is set to discover the brightest in bartending talent later this month, as the northern heat of UKBG National Cocktail competition heads to the Cheshire town of Warrington. The event will be sponsored by De Kuyper, the world’s largest producer of cocktail liqueurs. The cocktail competition, which will take place in Tom’sContinue reading “De Kuyper And UKBG Get Things Shaking In The North West”

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”

Gabriel Boudier

These past few months I’ve been working closely with a French range of liqueurs and helping to develop the general awareness within both the bar community as well as customer focus. It’s fitting then that it’s about time I check the range and feature them within my site, exploring the reasoning why Gabriel Boudier are launching a hugeContinue reading “Gabriel Boudier”

Gabriel Boudier Offer The Chance To Win A Liqueur Masterclass In Dijon, France, At The Northern Restaurant And Bar

A VIP visit to Dijon, France is the prize for the winner of the Gabriel Boudier Cocktail Competition, to be staged at The Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in Manchester on Wednesday 18th March at 3:15pm. Hosted once again by Dave Marsland aka Drinks Enthusiast, who is working alongside Emporia Brands, the distributors for theContinue reading “Gabriel Boudier Offer The Chance To Win A Liqueur Masterclass In Dijon, France, At The Northern Restaurant And Bar”


This year I’ve dabbled a little into the low ABV scale of the drinks world, due mainly in part to Mal Spence, owner of the Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow. He partnered with Emporia Brands, a UK distribution company, to promote their range of Italian products, primarily from the Nardini family, to bartenders and have themContinue reading “Nardini”

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”

Gabriel Boudier Wins “Supreme Champion Spirit” Trophy At ISC For 2nd Year In succession!

Gabriel Boudier of Dijon won the coveted International Spirits Challenge Trophy “Supreme Champion Spirit” 2014 for the second year in succession. Speaking at the awards ceremony in London this week M. Jean Battault the Président of Gabriel Boudier said: “It is a great honour to be elected as Supreme Champion Spirit for our Crème deContinue reading “Gabriel Boudier Wins “Supreme Champion Spirit” Trophy At ISC For 2nd Year In succession!”

English Spirit Distillery

On my travels I sometimes come across the more localised distilleries, exhibiting themselves to consumers through markets and festivals, and being incredibly hands on to really market their range. Once such name that I’ve seen a fair bit of is the English Spirit Distillery. Over the last few months, I’ve been winding my way throughContinue reading “English Spirit Distillery”

Sip or Mix Portfolio Tasting Notes

A well-respected industry figure came into Manchester a few weeks back with her London-based Sip or Mix. Jenny Gardener set up her company back in June 2011 armed with experience from her past titles within Vanquish Wine, Green Island, Amathus and Oddbins as well as a passion for brands that are small batched, hand crafted, authentic andContinue reading “Sip or Mix Portfolio Tasting Notes”