I have contributed to the December 2017 issue of Duty Free News International (DFNI) magazine on the topic of craft spirits. The full version is available here on this blog.
The “noble experiment” of national prohibition of alcohol was repealed on this date, 84 years ago. This was a constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages which run from 1920 to 1933.
To celebrate the release of the 13th edition of the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018, we caught up with its creator, owner and editor, Ingvar Ronde. The book is packed with new and updated information on
From probably the most famous fictional scotch whisky brand, Glencallan, to others such as Glengoolie scotch whisky from the FX TV series ‘Archer’, these are just some of the many fake brands that have appeared
This is the annual release from the folks behind the Gin Foundry, led by its Editor and Co-Founder Olivier Ward. It is a comprehensive guide to all things gin, packed with interviews, features and information
I was happy to contribute to the ‘Ten Easy Pieces’ feature on The Moodie Davitt Report. This is where they get up close and personal with leading travel retail personalities via ten snapshot questions. Here is just
These are pubs and bars in the middle of nowhere, all very remote and difficult to reach….it must definitely bring some truth to the saying “good things come to those who wait”…
There is reason to celebrate for the Scotch whisky industry. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released figures confirming the success of Scotch whisky exports for the first half of 2017 to £1.8 billion. Slàinte!
This excellent book is only the first from Greg Dillon, one of the busiest men in the drinks industry. He works as a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits.
Ahead of Halloween on 31st October, here is a selection of the Top 10 Halloween Cocktails that can be found online and made at home whilst the kids are out trick or treating….this selection is