Reyka Vodka Nomad

Bartender Adrien Russotto of Henson’s Bar in Soho, London, presents The Nomad Punch in this video created by Reyka Vodka’s UK brand ambassador Fabiano Latham and Maison Sassy sales ambassador Aymeric Perret with Black Dots Video. It combines Iceland’s Reyka Vodka with France’s Sassy Cidre, amontillado sherry and milk – but watch out for the …

Bareksten Gin Benjamin Lee

Benjamin Lee, co-founder of Oslo bar Merkur, presents a new cocktail he has created with Bareksten Gin from Norway. In this video, he discusses his thoughts on bartending as he makes the drink that mixes the gin with sherry, Jamaican rum, bergamot liqueur and Seville orange wine. Benjamin opened Merkur with Alexander Kloster-Jensen in the …

stir it up

Pernod Ricard UK is sponsoring a “wildcard” round of Matthew Clark’s inaugural Stir It Up cocktail competition, offering all UK bartenders the chance to win. In this video from Pernod Ricard UK, Ronan Collins, brand ambassador for Jameson whiskey, and Dani Umoette, brand ambassador for Absolut vodka, explain how to enter. While the deadline for …

Best Bar None video

A new video has been produced to celebrate how Best Bar None schemes have helped to promote responsible alcohol consumption and higher professional licensing standards in pubs, bars and clubs. The film premiered as part of the ceremony for the National Best Bar None Awards at a parliamentary reception at the House of Lords alongside …

Radisson Red Glasgow casting day

Games, art and other playful challenges featured at a “Casting Day” held in Glasgow for recruiting staff for the city’s new Radisson Red hotel. After receiving 1,600 applications, management selected 60 candidates to attend its special take on a recruitment day, which ranks personality ahead of experience. The call went out in December last year, …

Maker's Mark Manhattan Christmas

Amanda Humphrey, Maker’s Mark UK diplomat, shares some of her favourite Christmas twists on classic cocktails. In this video, she recommends using a cinnamon bun syrup in an Old Fashioned, bourbon infused with dried figs, dates and raisins for a Manhattan and replacing simple syrup with gingerbread syrup to twist a Whiskey Sour.

Maker's Mark bartenders baking

A series of workshops have taken place around the UK for bartenders to explore the craft behind Maker’s Mark bourbon. Hosted by brand diplomat Amanda Humphrey, they were inspired by the four key elements of the whiskey: wood, wax, wheat and paper. This video from distributor Maxxium UK shows Amanda with bartenders at the session …

Sailor Jerry seeks global brand ambassador

Sailor Jerry is looking for a new global ambassador to travel the world representing the spiced rum. Check out the video, but here is what the brand is saying about it: Sailor Jerry is hiring a global ambassador to travel the world representing our playful, whole-assed, all-in spirit. We’re looking for someone with big respect …

Glasshouse Project Manchester

Bartenders from across the UK and the rest of Europe came together for the latest instalment of The Glasshouse Project – a three-day workshop in Manchester run by Bombay Sapphire gin. As showcased in this video produced by the brand, the event explored topics ranging from sustainability and trend forecasting to design and flavour through …

desmond payne

Master distiller Desmond Payne has been making gin for 50 years, first at Plymouth Gin and then at Beefeater. As he celebrates a half century as a distiller this week, Beefeater Gin has released this video tribute to him, made in collaboration with the Gin Foundry, with input from leading names from London’s bars such …