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Mum said, if you’re going to spend most of your life in a bar, you may as well get paid for your time

Born into a family line of bartenders, Iain Griffiths learned his trade in Brisbane, improved it in Melbourne, polished it in Sydney and brought it to perfection in London via a stint in Edinburgh. Why trek half way around the … Continue reading

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Jake Blanch & The Spirit of Art 2014

The first of 11 featured bartenders in this year’s Spirit of Art is Jake Blanch. Jake has been interested in cocktails for as long as he can remember and as soon as he hit 18 he turned his interest into his … Continue reading

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Top London Cocktails & Views at Madison

Summer in London is my favourite time of the year. Usually it is confined to two or three days with a wet afternoon sandwiched in the middle but this year, summer has decided to stick around and mess with Londoner’s … Continue reading

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London Cocktail Week

There are many events that claim to be the world’s premier cocktail festival and London Cocktail Week has a genuine claim to the title.  Now in its third year the festival most resembles that other great contender, New Orleans’ Tales … Continue reading

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I’ll Split Your Banana!

Spring finally arrived in London this week and while many in Soho enjoyed the warmth of the late afternoon sunshine, a few of us gathered in the basement bar of LAB for the UK round of the Giffard West Cup.  … Continue reading

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Great London Cocktail Bars

London is in love with cocktails.  If you are planning a few days in the capital over the Easter break then these three bars are worth more than a quick look.  The last few years have seen the UK’s capital … Continue reading

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Mexican Sunrise in London

For too long tequila enjoyed a poor image in the UK as a ‘good idea at the time’ slammer that was regretted the morning after by many a stag party.  That image has begun to change.  The last few years … Continue reading

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