International bars lined up for Boutique Bar Show in Scotland


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The teams from Little Red Door in Paris and the Nightjar in London are set to be among the line-up at Boutique Bar Show in Glasgow.

They will be giving presentations at the annual show which is returning to the Old Fruitmarket in the Merchant City on October 28.

Rémy Savage and Maxime Le Gal of Little Red Door are due to talk about cocktail creation, including using fermentation, while the bar team from the Nightjar will look at the art of drinks theatre and presentation in a high-volume bar.

The show’s new Signature Serve Bar will feature many top bars from Scotland including Bramble, The Bon Vivant and Clouds and Soil in Edinburgh, The Finnieston, Kelvingrove Café and Guy’s Restaurant in Glasgow, and The Tippling House and Ninety-Nine in Aberdeen.

The show will showcase some of Scotland’s finest new gins, whiskies and even rums alongside other brands from around the world.

Exhibitors will include gin producer Eden Mill, The Glasgow Distillery, whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail, Marblehead Brand Development, Bruichladdich whiskies, and Aberdeenshire-based Summerhouse Drinks.

Other features will include a management development workshop for people in the bar trade, led by Stephen Waters, former managing director of Pitcher & Piano and founder of Watershed School for bar and restaurant management.

Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods will run a session on foraging for ingredients. The show will also host the Scottish heat of the competition run for Gabriel Boudier liqueurs challenging bartenders to invent a new liqueur and use it in an original cocktail.

Throughout the day, Glasgow-based consultancy and events company LA Group will be running the LA Sensory Drinks Lounge, including presentations by LA Group founder Scott Gemmell.

After the show, the Scottish Bartenders Network will be revealing the winners of its annual awards at an event at Glasgow’s Barras Art and Design Centre.

A coach will be leaving for Boutique Bar Show from Clouds and Soil in Edinburgh at 11am, supported by Emporia Brands’ Suze liqueur. Book in advance as tickets will be limited: click here for details.

The show runs from 11am to 5.30pm. Guests can register for free at www.boutiquebarshow.com.

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