Jack Daniel’s and Super Lyan Release A ‘How-To’ Guide on Kegged Cocktails With Nitro Legacy Handbook

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Forever at the forefront of trends, the team at Super Lyan led by Ryan Chetiyawardana, started to explore kegged cocktails many years ago. Fast forward five years and meet the Tennessee Nitro Martini – one of the bar’s signature drinks – created with Jack Daniel’s and the first espresso martini in the world to be served on tap. Following the success of their subsequent, ground-breaking Tennessee Nitro Tours in 2018 and the Tennessee Calling competitions, inspired by the mentorship of Jasper ‘Jack’ Daniel by Dan Call and
Master Distiller Nearest Green, Jack Daniel’s and Super Lyan have reunited to create a kegged cocktail manual to share their knowledge used to create the iconic, super consistent Tennessee Nitro Martini serve.

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The cocktail on draft doesn’t have to compromise on quality as long as it’s done properly. Robin Honhold’s Tennessee Nitro Martini combined Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
with a homemade cola syrup and Sandows Cold Brew Coffee, before being pulled through a nitrous keg system for a soft, effervescent texture reminiscent of Guinness. Served in a coupe and finished with a spritz of bergamot, the result is a creamy, complex cocktail that can be served ‘at break-neck speed’. The use of this pioneering technology means that, as well as a high quality, consistent serve; the resulting cocktail is sustainable and waste-free.

STEP-BY-STEP
The Nitro Legacy Handbook has been exclusively created for bartenders across the UK who want to install their own cocktail taps – giving their customers a new experience whilst delivering consistently great cocktails quickly. This 20-page manual has been designed to demystify the skills needed and educate bartenders on the steps required to design and install the system, as well as the process of producing prebatched kegged recipes across three main categories – straight carbonation, fluffy, velvety nitrogen and non-fizzy drinks – all determined by your choice of gas, pressure and serving nozzle.

EDUCATION AND MENTORSHIP
Frank McGivern, UK Advocacy Manager at Brown Forman comments “It has been incredible to experience the reaction to the Tennessse Nitro Martini via our UK tour over the last year and we look forward to continuing to support the on-trade community through mentorship and education with this one of a kind manual. Super Lyan’s commitment to innovation, consistency and quality has made this a natural partnership for Jack Daniel’s and we are excited to share our knowledge of kegged cocktails with UK bartenders.”

Ryan Chetiyawardana, founder of Super Lyan says “Consistency and quality are two of the core principles that Super Lyan was founded upon, and we are passionate about sharing the processes and knowledge we have refined with Jack Daniel’s through the Nitro Legacy Handbook.”

Demonstrating the mentorship and education that Jack Daniel’s has continued to pioneer, the Nitro Legacy Handbook will provide guidance to those who want to install a tap in their own venues and leverage the kegged trend to deliver consistent, quality cocktails to their guests. A limited run of hard copies will be available, as well as a digital edition which will be hosted online for download. The Tennessee Nitro Martini tour will continue in 2019 with European dates confirmed from March.

Super Lyan And Jack Daniel’s Launch Tennessee Nitro Tours

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This spring and summer London-based cocktail bar Super Lyan will be visiting cities across the UK with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey for the Tennessee Nitro Tours. In honour of Super Lyan’s innovative cocktail the Tennessee Nitro Martini, which was the first of its kind when it launched, the team will be collaborating with local, like-minded bars. For one night only at each stop, Super Lyan will be behind the bar allowing cocktail
fans across the UK to sample the Tennessee Nitro Martini as part of a special Jack Daniel’s cocktail menu. Kicking off in Manchester on 20th March at Peggy’s, Super Lyan will then go on to visit Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Belfast and do a bar takeover in its home city of London.

Super Lyan is the third venue from internationally renowned and multi-award winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan. A basement bar in Hoxton, it takes seemingly familiar classic cocktails and spruces them up with a touch of Lyan magic, with sustainability a key focus.

The Tennessee Nitro Martini is one of the bar’s signature drinks, and takes the espresso martini to the next level. It combines Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with a homemade cola syrup and Sandows Cold Brew Coffee, which is then pulled through a nitrous keg system for a soft, effervescent texture reminiscent of Guinness. Served in a coupe and finished with a spritz of bergamot, the result is a creamy, complex cocktail that can be served extra quick. The first cocktail of its kind to use such technology, it also means the cocktail can be kegged making it sustainable, and was at the forefront of the eco-friendly cocktail trend.

In each city Super Lyan will be partnering with a bar which took part in last year’s Tennessee Calling programme, and will be working with the local team to develop a menu for the evening. Alongside the Tennessee Nitro Martini there will also be cocktails such as the Chattanooga Cooler and a special serve from the host bar. The line-up currently includes:

March – Peggy’s Bar in Manchester
April – Bramble in Edinburgh
May – Hedonist Project in Leeds
June – Filter & Fox in Liverpool
July – Callooh Callay in London
Belfast –to be announced soon…

Follow @super.lyan on Instagram for further details of dates and locations.

WIN! – Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan & Friends

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Just as a good home-cooked meal can bring friends together, good things to drink can turn great occasions into incredible ones. Cocktails add sparkle to gatherings and make ordinary catch-ups extraordinary. But they’re not just for fancy nights out and snobby mixologists – and they needn’t be time-consuming or complex. In this book, Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan, the man behind award-winning London bars White Lyan and Dandelyan) brings cocktails into your home, taking the fuss out of creating impressive drinks for any get-together, from lazy brunches to summer parties.

If you’ve got a big group to keep entertained, there are batch cocktails that are easy to scale up into bottles, bowls and pitchers. If you’re on a chilly winter ramble, opening a flask of something rich and hot will make you even more popular with your companions. Among 60 easy-to-make and innovative recipes, Mr Lyan shows you how cocktails can become part of your everyday life. He perfects classics such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan, and experiments with new intriguing combinations and ingredients. And he demonstrates how making cocktails at home is the natural next step in our foodie revolution.

MR LYAN (aka Ryan Chetiyawardana) is the man behind White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London. He’s celebrated around the world for his inventive cocktail menus and magic way with a shaker. His long list of awards includes being crowned UK bartender of the year (twice) and winning the Best New International Cocktail Bar 2014 at the Spirited Awards (for White Lyan). Mr Lyan is currently nominated for the following Tales of the Cocktail’s 9th Annual Spirited Awards: Best International Bar Team – White Lyan, International Bartender of the Year – Ryan Chetiyawardana, Best International Cocktail Bar – White Lyan, World’s Best Cocktail Menu – Dandelyan, Best New Bar – Dandelyan, Best New Product – Mr Lyan’s range of bottled cocktails.

Fancy winning yourself a copy? I’ve one ‘Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan & Friends’ to give away, and all you need to do is quite simply answer the following question:

What two bars in London does Mr Lyan himself currently own?

If you think you know the answer, tweet me @DrinksEnthusist before November 15th with your answer and the hashtag #MrLyan to be in with a chance of having your very own copy sent straight to you!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By entering this competition, you agree to the Terms and Conditions which can be found below.

“By entering this competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions of entry: You are  entering from and resident of one of the eligible countries listed below.  The competition closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 15th November. To enter the competition, you must tell me ‘What two bars in London does Mr Lyan himself currently own?’, tweeting your answer to @DrinksEnthusist and using the hashtag #MrLyan. One winner will be randomly selected from all complete & correct entries. One entry per person, no bulk or third party entries. The prize is a hardback copy of ‘Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan & Friends ‘. There is one prize to be won, and no cash or prize alternatives. No purchase necessary. The winning entrant will be drawn at random from all valid entries received before the deadline. The winner will be notified by email and no responsibility is taken for incorrectly supplied email addresses. You give consent for Drinks Enthusiast and Jacqui Small Publishing to use your name and photograph on Drinks Enthusiast and Quarto Publishing Group website/social media, in association with this competition. Drinks Enthusiast reserves the right to amend, vary or withdraw the Competition at any time owing to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. This competition will be governed by laws of England & Wales. The Promoter: Drinks Enthusiast, 12 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 1JF

Countries eligible to enter the competition: UK

Competition closes on Sunday 15th November, the winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday 16th November.

Buy Bottled Cocktails From World-renowned Mixologist Mr Lyan

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Maverick Drinks is proud to announce the official release of Mr Lyan’s Cocktails – a unique range of innovative bottled cocktails created by Ryan Chetiyawardana A.K.A Mr Lyan, owner of London’s legendary White Lyan bar.

Featuring great packaging designed by Natasha Chetiyawardana’s company Bow & Arrow using Mr Lyan’s hand drawn illustrations, Mr Lyan’s Cocktails are ideal in any setting and can be served simply by chilling and pouring, or serving long with your favourite mixer.

The range includes cocktails for all moods and occasions, such as the decadent ‘Candlelit Manhattan’ (£46.95 RRP), which is made with Mr Lyan’s long-aged bourbon, bitters, vermouth and candle-wax. Presented in a wax lined bottle, the wax provides a lingering richness to the drink and adds a luxurious finish.

The ‘Spotless Martini’ (£27.95 RRP) brings the magic of a sophisticated aperitif to any scenario – without the need of any paraphernalia, or faff. This phenomenal twist on the classic cocktail is made with Mr Lyan’s aromatic gin, citrus bitters (which can replace the traditional twist), and a buttery green distillate made from olives and vermouth. The result is an incredible take on this familiar favourite – elevated to new levels, but to be enjoyed everyday.

Also in the range are further twists on favourite classics; the ‘Bonfire Old Fashioned’ (£26.95 RRP) mixes Mr Lyan’s Scotch with a rare, smoky lapsang souchong tea and a touch of cola bitters, whilst the ‘Diamond Rickey’ (£26.95 RRP) lifts zestiness from Mr Lyan’s gin with lime and grapefruit distillates and an almond & lime ‘falernum’ liqueur. Finally, the ‘Rainy Day Spritz’ (£29.95 RRP) – a perfect aperitif mixed with soda, white wine and/or prosecco – marries a raspberry distillate with bitter rhubarb and a blend of vermouths.

Mr Lyan first pioneered bottled cocktails in his East London bar, White Lyan. White Lyan opened in 2013 to spectacular fanfare and rave reviews. Ryan Chetiyawardana’s first solo venture is, as you might expect, rather extraordinary, using no citrus, ice, fruit or other perishables, and almost no branded products. His fantastic cocktails and innovative techniques garnered the title Best New International Cocktail Bar at the 2014 Spirit Awards, Innovator of The Year at the 2014 Imbibe awards and attracted the attention of celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyonce.

Mr Lyan’s Cocktails will be available online at Master of Malt and Selfridges.

Auchentoshan Taste Experiments

AUCHENTOSHAN PRESENTS…The Taste Experiments

Masterclasses that explore the concept of taste through scientific experiments in whisky, cocktails and food

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Prepare to embrace your inner scientist this summer at the Auchentoshan Taste Experiments – a series of events in London and Glasgow that will help you to understand and analyse your preferences to certain flavours.  The events, which aim to add something unique and unusual to a traditional whisky tasting, have been created by Auchentoshan Master Blender and chemist Rachel Barrie, cocktail genius Ryan Chetiyawardana (AKA Mr Lyan), coffee & taste experts DunneFrankowski and food experimentalists Rebel Dining Society.

Auchentoshan pronounced ock-un-tosh-an is an authentic Single Malt with a modern contemporary feel targeted at an emerging, whisky drinking generation.  It’s the only distillery to distil three times (rather than once or twice to remove impurities) allowing the liquid to absorb every possible characteristic from the wood as it matures in the finest oak barrels. It’s this unique process that gives it unrivalled smoothness and versatility making it the perfect mixing whisky.

The Auchentoshan Taste Experiments will transport tests usually only explored in the confines of the Master Blender’s laboratory into a fun and interactive environment. The masterclass will take you on a journey: First, an education into taste and flavour; Second, how to taste whisky and customise cocktails and thirdly investigating fermentation, distillation and maturation through food.

The events tap into a growing thirst for experiences that combine the powers of science and imagination. Through this balance of science, craft, fun and flavours the Auchentoshan Taste Experiments will provide a greater understanding of how to appreciate and enjoy Auchentoshan Single Malt Whisky.

The Taste Experts:

DunneFrankowski – DunneFrankowski, are known as purveyors of fine coffee. They run lively and exciting training and talks and will be hosting the Introduction to Taste.

Ryan Chetiyawardana – The most studious of bartending gentlemen, Mr Ryan Chetiyawardana has recently ended his role as Creative Manager at The Worship

Street Whistling Shop bar in East London, where he created arguably one of the most inventive cocktail menus in the world. He is now developing Mr Lyan- a new drinking experience coming very soon.

The Rebel Dining Society – Has established itself as a driving force in the emerging conceptual dining and event scene with their desire to push the boundaries of fine dining. Immersing participants in an atmosphere that stimulates the senses and taste buds alike.

The Auchentoshan Taste Experiments form part of a wider campaign around experiments, which will see Auchentoshan invite consumers far and wide to explore taste and whisky with experiments online at https://www.facebook.com/auchentoshan

To get involved: Tickets will be available for £15 from www.eventbrite.com.

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Auchentoshan Classic Julep

Ryan Chetiyawardana has created a number of summery Auchentoshan cocktails for the Taste Experiments. The Auchentoshan Classic Julep stands alone as a summer punch cocktail that can be made at home or in the on-trade.  This short, fresh serve complements the bright zesty notes of Auchentoshan Classic with fresh mint and floral elderflower liqueur. As the drink dilutes, the vanilla notes of the whisky will begin to unfold. An ideal cocktail for summer parties the Julep can be served in glass pitchers or from behind the bar in ornate punch bowls.

Ingredients:

1 bottle Auchentoshan Classic

2 bunches mint

40g demerara sugar

200ml St German Elderflower Liqueur

Grapefruit zest

Method:

Take 1 bottle of Auchentoshan Classic, 2 bunches of mint (stems up), demerara sugar and St Germain Elderflower liqueur and mix together in a tall jug. Stir to dissolve the sugar, being careful not to tear the mint. Place in the fridge for 2 hours, along with some small cups (ideally pewter or metal).

After two hours, strain off the mint. Fill each cup with cracked ice, add 50ml of the mix. Churn, then fill with more ice. Garnish with a zest of grapefruit and a large sprig of mint.