Funkin Innovation Lab team

Bartenders can sign up for Funkin’s Innovation Lab, taking place in Aberdeen on Tuesday 30 April. The cocktail training session will feature the latest and most cutting edge insights and techniques from Crucible. Attendees can learn the art of balancing acids and sugars, and watch the team demonstrate different carbonation techniques. Once guests have learnt …

bulleit barber

A leading Aberdeen cocktail bar is trying to change perceptions about cocktails through a “men-only” barbering concept. In partnership with American whiskey brand Bulleit Bourbon, Orchid Aberdeen has been playing host to a series of pop-up barbering events in association with hair salon Toni & Guy and other Aberdeen barbers such as The 33rd. The …

Martin Farmer, Jonathan Arthur and Shea Campbell Orchid

Orchid Aberdeen is representing the UK in an international competition to find the world’s best cocktails bars as part of this week’s Reykjavik Bar Summit in Iceland. It is the only bar in the UK to be shortlisted as a finalist against 14 others including Little Red Door in Paris, Holmens Kanal and Strom in …

No 10 Picture Caption 1 (L-R): Marketing manager Jillian Sheran, Director Allan Henderson and Operations director Alan Aitken

Aberdeen bar No 10 is to be relaunched in September by new owners after a major refurbishment that will see it expand into a neighbouring basement. The venue in an historic granite building in Queens Terrace in the west end of the city will receive a six-figure investment and be renamed No 10 Bar & …

Drink! Aberdeen team Rye and Soda

A leading bar operator is bringing together the trade and consumers in Aberdeen next month for a new week-long food and drink festival. Drink! Aberdeen will take place across a number of venues in the city between Monday May 25 and Sunday May 31, including dinners, seminars, tours and tastings. It is organised by bar …

North Hop Aberdeen - (L-R) Chris Tonner, Michelle Russell and Adrian Gomes (1)

Response to a new craft beer festival in Aberdeen, featuring the region’s bars and breweries, has been so great that all tickets have sold out over two months in advance. North Hop Aberdeen takes place at The Lemon Tree in central Aberdeen on April 11, created by the team behind the larger North Hop craft …

A lounge bar specialising in spirits and cocktails has opened as part of Aberdeen’s new luxury Chester Hotel Over the past eight years, Graham and Gillian Wood have achieved great success with The Chester Residence in Edinburgh, a collection of Georgian townhouses that has been named TripAdvisor’s top UK small hotel two years in a …

Glasgow took home two of the top bar trophies in the inaugural Scottish Bartenders Network Awards, with accolades for Kelvingrove Café and Blythswood Square hotel (pictured). The title of best cocktail bar went to Kelvingrove Café which was opened less than a year ago in Finnieston in west Glasgow by Mal Spence, former head bartender …