Cocktail Cookbook by Oskar Kinberg: beautiful and inspiring

Oskar Kinberg's Cocktail Cookbook makes for inspiring reading.

Do you make cocktails at home? I do. I keep the spirit cupboard well stocked and always have the ingredients for my favourite tipples (Martini, Negroni, Kir Royale) in large bottles then top up with small bottles for concoctions I have less often (Margarita, Manhattan). Cocktails add a sense of

A new direction for Scottish spirit production

Cider Brandy - a winning partnership between Strathearn Distillery and Thistly Cross Cider

At 56 North, a bar well known for its vast array of gin offerings, I was invited to attend the launch of the world’s first Scottish Cider Brandy. Strathearn Distillery (probably Scotland’s smallest distillery™) and Scotland’s original cidermaker, Thistly Cross Cider, have joined forces

Borboun masterclass: the Buffalo Trace Antiques Collection

Glasses waiting to be filled.

I worked in the Scotch whisky tourist business several summers and am a card-carrying member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society so it will come as no surprise that American whiskey isn’t my first choice. Saying that, over the last few years, I have developed a soft spot for a Manhattan, a sweet