voyage of buck edinburgh

The team behind leading Edinburgh bars including Treacle and Hamilton’s are set to open a new bar and restaurant in the city. The Voyage of Buck is due to open this October in the former site of Bert’s Bar in William Street in Edinburgh’s West End, promising a stylish destination for all-day dining and cocktails. …

Gin Mare Robyn Fabio Gastrobartender

London-based bartender Robyn Wilkie was a winner in an international competition run by Gin Mare seeking cocktails with Mediterranean flavours and food pairings. Robyn, who works at 7 Tales at Sosharu, took joint first place with Fabio Brusco from San Rocco restaurant in Alicante, Spain, at the final of Mediterranean Inspirations 2016 in Ibiza this …

epic cocktail club

Jones Bar Group is redeveloping one of its bars in Leeds into a new concept that celebrates the city’s cocktail culture. Work is well under way on turning Brooklyn Bar in Call Lane into Epic Cocktail Club which will focus “very heavily on the quality of the drinks and the different styles of service they …

Iain Griffiths Carta Switchel

The Bacardí Legacy cocktail competition is now open for entries, with changes to the way it is run this year. Bartenders are again being challenged to come up with a cocktail that is worthy of becoming a new classic alongside other Bacardí drinks such as a Mojito and a Daiquiri. They can not only use …

beefeater mixldn winner uk

A new search for the most creative and skilled bartenders has been launched for Beefeater gin, with a prize including the chance to create a limited-edition gin. The sixth annual Beefeater MIXLDN competition challenges them to devise an original serve inspired by an iconic London film – reflecting how the gin has always been made …

Andrew King Massimo Zitti

A search has been launched to find a bartender to support the team at cocktail brand Funkin as its latest Innovation Champion. Entrants will be asked to demonstrate their passion and understanding of cocktails and propose an inventive new on-trade concept, as well as an original cocktail, using Funkin Pro products. Those with the most …

spirited awards 2016 logo

Bars in Edinburgh, Bath and London have reached the finals of this year’s international Spirited Awards run as part of the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans. All four finalists in the category for best international hotel bar are in London: the American Bar at The Savoy, the Connaught Bar at The Connaught, …

Schweppes Competition Lewis Karol and Sophy

A bartender has won £6,000 to invest in marketing at his bar and a £2,500 holiday in the first-ever Schweppes National Bartender Competition. Karol Terejlis (pictured centre) from Baltic in Southwark, south London, impressed judges with his cocktail-making skills, from a speed round through to creating original cocktails. His prize was a £2,500 holiday voucher …

Badger & Co Edinburgh

Signature Pubs, which operates leading bars in Edinburgh, and The Howlin’ Wolf in Glasgow are among winners in this year’s BII Scotland awards. They were announced at a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow, hosted by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch, in front of an audience of over 400 people from Scotland’s licensed trade. …

Plantation Pineapple

Twenty bars have been chosen to become members of an elite group stocking the newly released Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy 1824 Recipe Rum. Only 6,000 bottles of the rum will be available in the UK after it was officially launched at new bar No Such Place in Covent Garden, London, last night by producer Maison …