Declan McGurk joins Boatyard Distillery

Former director of bars at The Savoy hotel Declan McGurk has joined Northern Ireland’s The Boatyard Distillery as commercial director. McGurk, who worked as director of bars for The Savoy from 2013, announced his departure from the hotel in July, claiming it was “not the ending” he had planned. In his new role, McGurk will be responsible for the global development of The Boatyard Distillery, including strengthening its local base and adding his expertise to…

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Eric Lorincz: From bartender to bar owner

Having led the American Bar at The Savoy to glory, Erik Lorincz realised his dream of opening his own venue with Kwānt. He spoke to The Spirits Business about the emotional move from bartender to bar owner, and his future aspirations. *This feature was originally published in the July 2019 edition of The Spirits Business magazine.  “I always wanted to open my own bar,” says Erik Lorincz, as he smiles and settles back into an…

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The week in pictures

Singapore cocktail bar Smoke & Mirrors launched its latest cocktail menu this week, featuring drinks inspired by artists including Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. The Illusion of Flavours menu is divided into six categories, each featuring a selection of cocktails created to evoke different flavour sensations. The menu also features QR codes alongside each cocktail, giving imbibers the chance to learn more about the preparation of the drink. Cocktails on the menu…

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The week in pictures

Diageo-owned Cîroc has extended its partnership with fashion house Moschino and launched a winter wonderland pop-up at Italian ski resort Cortina. At the pop-up’s launch earlier this week, guests were able to explore the winter-themed venue, which featured a giant swing and snow globe-style domes – all given the ‘Cîroc x Moschino’ twist of bright blue hues and gold chains.

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