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Some of the best cocktails that Leeds has to offer will be available under one roof when 16 of the city’s bars and restaurants come together for The Leeds Cocktail Experience. After its second outing in March this year, the event is back on Friday October 20, taking over two floors of Aspire in Infirmary …

tequila & mezcal fest 2015

A celebration of Mexico is bringing together tequila and mezcal as well as sotol, raicilla and bacanora Tequila & Mezcal Fest is returning this month for a fourth year, celebrating agave spirits and all things Mexican. Taking place at the Old Truman Brewery in London on October 7 and 8, it brings together brands both …

Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

Edinburgh is set to host Scotland’s biggest-ever cocktail event this weekend as 8,000 cocktail fans are expected to descend on the capital for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend. From Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8, 50 of Edinburgh’s top cocktail bars are taking part in the festival, each having designed a unique signature cocktail …

London Cocktail Week 2017

A look ahead at some of the highlights of this year’s London Cocktail Week Returning for its eighth outing, London Cocktail Week brings a packed programme of pop-up bars, special cocktail menus, masterclasses, tastings and other events across the capital from October 2 to 8. More than 250 bars are participating this year, offering specially …

Boutique Bar Show, London

A preview of the experiences to be found at Boutique Bar Show in London Boutique Bar Show is returning to London, bringing together the finest bars, brands and speakers for an interactive day of tastings, talks and experiences. Taking place on Tuesday September 26, it will be back in the urban chic of Basement Block …

The Whisky Show 2016

Bartenders and other members of the trade will have a chance to sample from more than 600 whiskies and attend special masterclasses at an exclusively industry-only day for The Whisky Show. The annual event, organised by the team behind leading spirits wholesaler Speciality Drinks and retailer The Whisky Exchange, is back in London. As well …

Scandal Tea Punch Room

Crown Cellars is providing insight and opinions on the latest trends in spirits through a new customer magazine for bars and other on-trade operators. The magazine has been created after several months of intensive research with bar owners, managers and bartenders throughout the UK to gain a deeper understanding of what inspires them and adds …

Thatchers Gold _glass_in_hand

Sales of cider in UK bars and pubs have risen by 3% thanks to fruity flavours and craft ciders. Jackie Annett reports Although fruit and craft brands are driving the growth of cider, there is still a place for mainstream heavyweights on your bar and in your fridge. Changing consumer trends show that as a …

Bar Convent Berlin 2016

Bartenders from the UK and the rest of Europe are set to come together for the 11th outing of the Bar Convent trade show in Berlin which is set to be bigger than ever. Taking place on October 10 and 11, it will take up all of Station Berlin’s 10 halls, covering a total floor …

Highland Festival tug of war

From the infamous Ramos Fizz Cocktail Relay to a tug of war, brand ambassadors and bartenders came together to meet some traditional and more unusual sporting challenges at William Grant & Sons UK’s Highland Festival. Taking place in Haggerston Park in London, bartenders were split into eight teams, each headed by one of the company’s …