firestarter vodka

A smooth super-premium honey-infused vodka from Moldova, called Firestarter, has been launched in the UK after its success in overseas markets. It has been introduced by independent distributor Molvino Fine Wines and Spirits Co which specialises in good-quality drinks products, especially from eastern Europe. Firestarter Vodka originates from the Republic of Moldova, using a 19th-century …

Laphroaig Select whisky

A new single malt has been introduced by Laphroaig, with a selection of casks including a final maturation in new American oak casks. Laphroaig Select uses spirit from casks of Laphroaig Quarter Cask, PX Cask, Triple Wood in European Oak casks and a final addition of 10 Year Old. Representing a subtle blending of peat, …

Tales of the Cocktail

Britain’s bars and bartenders have again been recognised as among the best in the world by being named finalists in the global Spirited Awards. Edinburgh bars Bramble and The Bon Vivant join a line-up of London bars that are up for the eighth annual awards from the organisers of the Tales of the Cocktail festival …

January 2018 • Interior design report (preview of 2018) • Spirits focus: Ones to watch in 2018 (including drinks categories & cocktail trends) • Preview of 2018 events • The ethical bar: focus on sustainability • Food: Chips • Pub18 preview February 2018 • Lighting design • Beer and food • Spirits focus: Punches (including …

After the relaunch of Bar magazine’s website in summer 2012, the editor’s posts about bars, cocktails and drinks can now be found at www.barmagazine.co.uk.

With ingredients such as mango chutney, cardamom, pea puree and kaffir lime, the cocktails at Anise bar in the City of London are clearly the work of bartenders who have access to the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. The bar is part of Cinnamon Kitchen, the modern Indian restaurant headed by executive chef Vivek Singh, …

For some years, pisco has been poised to be the “next big thing” in the UK. This year, it finally seems to be happening, albeit in a small way. It has been led by Peruvian restaurants opening in London, from Martin Morales’s Ceviche in Soho in February to Coya, which was opened this month by …

Mark Ludmon has been editor of Bar magazine since 2008. He has been writing about the bar, pub and club trade since the late 1990s when he was Deputy Editor and Business Editor of The Publican, the weekly magazine for the UK’s licensed trade, and its website ThePublican.com. During this time, he also wrote for …