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Monica Berg, one-third of the (p)our team, may be the quiet one, but her ethos underpins their work. by Hamish Smith

Duff Said: Intangible assets

More than anything, it’s the people and creativity behind a spirits brand that make it so desireable

A view from the city: Birmingham

Hamish Smith speaks to founder of Smultronstalle, Rob Wood

Artesian launches new cocktail menu

Artesian at The Langham, London has launched a new menu called Artesian Moments consisting of 17 drinks inspired by the general public.

Exclusive: Lorincz to leave American Bar

Erik Lorincz will leave his position as the head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy – the World’s Best Bar 2017 - to open his own bar in London.

The sweet spot

David Cordoba travelled the world as Bacardi brand ambassador. he talks rum – and Bolton – with Hamish Smith

Duff Said: A life of extremes

Rather than swapping excess for monk-like abstinence, find more sensible ways to achieve balance, suggests Phil Duff

A view from the city: Nairobi

Hamish Smith speaks to trainer and cocktail critic Nyaundi Mangerere

Against the Grain

Hamish Smith meets the contrary trailblazer Luke Whearty, just about to embark on a new venture.

Duff Said: Home is away

Phil Duff ponders the importance of ‘foreign-ness’ in the global cocktail scene.

The Making of Muldoon

Sean Muldoon – owner of New York’s Dead Rabbit and Black Tail – takes Hamish Smith back to growing up in the Belfast troubles, joining the Foreign Legion, and being Eminem before Eminem

The Warren Column: Roaming Rome

Jan Warren falls in love with Italy’s capital – and its treasure trove of cocktail bars

The Philosopher

Hamish Smith meets Remy Savage, the new head bartender at former World’s Best Bar, Artesian

A view from the city: St Petersburg

Hamish Smith speaks to Artem Peruk, owner of El Copitas bar

Bacardí Legacy UK finalists revealed

Bacardí has named its six UK finalists set to compete at the Northern European finals of the Bacardí Legacy cocktail competition in Amsterdam in November following the conclusion of the UK heats.

The multi-tasker

Christian Davis meets up with Swedish-born Fredrik Olsson who owns and runs Kosmopol in London’s trendy Chelsea

The Warren Column: The appliance of science

Jan Warren is bowled over by the latest venture from former Noma chef Lars Williams

BCB Berlin 2018 extends to three days

Bar Convent Berlin will be run over three days in 2018 after this year’s event sold out of tickets leaving hundreds of visitors watching live streams around the city.

Drink in the sights

A menu is a statement of intent, says Sean Muldoon. The Dead Rabbit and Blacktail co-owner tells us how important menus have been to his bars

Tales of the Cocktail founders resign

Tales of the Cocktail co-founders Paul and Ann Tuennerman have resigned from their roles with immediate effect.

A view from the city: Manila

Hamish Smith speaks to Lee Watson, Bar Consultant, Manila

Eastern Fulfilment

Hamish Smith highlights the top achievers in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars

Dirty Martini sales up +3.9%

Leisure operator CG Restaurants & Bars has reported a sales uplift for its Dirty Martini portfolio for the first six months of 2017.

The Draft House opens new London pub

UK-based pub chain The Draft House has opened its first new pub since acquiring Grand Union’s six locations in June.

The Warren Column: The Final Straw

Jan Warren pays tribute to Sasha Petraske’s environmental contribution

WSTA slams British pub tax

British pubs are facing a tax raid of £1bn over the next five years, according to research conducted by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

A view from the city: Granada

Hamish Smith speaks to Alfonso Maya, Owner and Head Bartender of Alexander Cocktail Club & Speakeasy Bar

London calling

Luca Cordiglieri has been on the central london bar scene for 20 years – Hamish Smith found him a little closer to home

Frankfurt Favourites

Jan Warren finds there’s far more than sausages to this bustling central German city

Trick Dog launches children’s book menu

San Francisco bar Trick Dog, a three-time member of The World’s 50 Best Bars, has launched its ninth menu today, a children’s book named: What Rhymes with Trick Dog?

Dandelyan collaborates with The Broken Shaker

Award-winning London bar, Dandelyan at the Mondrian has collaborated with the acclaimed Miami beach bar The Broken Shaker, for a 4th of July celebrations menu

British Bartender's Association kicks off in Dandelyan

The British Bartender’s Association (BBA) held its first monthly meeting at Dandelyan on Monday 19 June, hosted by William Grant & Sons.

Aqua Shard launches Wind Up Wind Down cocktail menu

Aqua Shard bar in London has launched a Wind Up Wind Down summer cocktail menu created by bar manager Luca Missaglia.

Mr Lyan and Doug McMaster to launch new restaurant 'Cub'

Bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) and his team have partnered with chef Doug McMaster, of Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant Silo, to launch Cub at the former White Lyan site in September.

Manhattan wins Asia's 50 Best Bars

Manhattan bar in Singapore has won Asia’s 50 Best Bars competition 2017 with last year’s winner 28 HongKong Street, also from Singapore dropping to fourth.

The ice man cometh

Hamish Smith meets bartending’s king of cool, Micah Melton

World's highest outdoor whisky bar opens in Bangkok

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with The Dome at Lebua in Bangkok to unveil the world’s highest outdoor whisky bar.

A view from the city: Brisbane

Hamish Smith speaks to Ryan Lane, General Manager of The Gresham

Monica Berg calls for 'industry discussions' on bar sexism

Leading bartender Monica Berg believes the industry must ‘have discussions’ about changing the attitude towards female bartenders around the world.

Subtraction by addition

Jan Warren sings the praises of properly made, flavourful rum.

Mili is Bols world champion bartender

Jessica Mili from Canada, took the title of Bols bartending world champion in Amsterdam this week with her winning cocktail ‘Still Life’.

Artistic Licence

Hamish Smith meets Geoffrey Canilao, the unconventional owner of Copenhagen’s Balderdash

A view from the city: Las Vegas

Hamish Smith speaks to Nectaly Mendoza, founder of Herbs & Rye.

Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it

Jan Warren discovers the reverse dry shake and ponders what egg white really means to a drink

Bramble's Arthur toasts Courvoisier win

Jonathan Arthur of Bramble, Edinburgh, has won the national final of the Courvoisier Toast of Paris cocktail competition and will go on to represent the UK in the international finals in Paris in May.

Rebel with a cause

He didn’t have the easiest start in life, but Jesse Vida turned himself around. He tells Hamish Smith his story

White Lyan to transform into Super Lyan

Ryan Chetiyawardana and the Mr Lyan team have announced the launch of Super Lyan, which will occupy the basement space of White Lyan in Hoxton, London.

A view from the city: Belfast

Hamish Smith speaks to Anthony Farrell, Founder of APOC.

Drop the attitude

Jan Warren is perplexed by a bartender’s attitude and wonders what elicits such reactions

Diageo announces GB's world class bartenders

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.