What’s on this weekend

Lyaness at Home London bar Lyaness has launched a delivery service, offering drinkers in the capital the chance to enjoy its cocktails at home. The Lyaness at Home service offers bottled versions of five of the bar’s most popular serves, including the Rock Pool Sazerac (pictured) and Beetle Boulevardier. Bottled cocktails are available in three different sizes, for one person, two people or a group of five to share. Prices start from £13 (US$17) and…

Continue Reading →

The DB & SB Autumn Blind Tasting 2020 results

Prepare yourself a Hot Toddy and make yourself comfortable because we have teamed up with our sister magazine the drinks business to find out which tipples should be in your drinks cabinet this autumn. Here, we present the results from our inaugural competition. The UK was plunged into brisk mornings and shorter evenings last month, following a final wave of summer warmth. While those living in the southern hemisphere will be skipping into spring, those…

Continue Reading →

What’s on this weekend

Pulitzer’s Amsterdam reopening Luxury Amsterdam hotel bar Pulitzer’s is now open every day. The Dutch drinking den will be open every day from 5pm to midnight CEST, serving up its selection of literary-inspired cocktails. Drinkers at the hotel bar can sample it’s menu of Agatha Christie-inspired serves, including the “crisp, aromatic, bitter, dry” Conductor, which is made with Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, extra dry vermouth, Campari and Muyu Chinotto Nero; and the “refreshing, tropical, zesty, aromatic”…

Continue Reading →

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2020 results

While it will be some time until we see the full effects of last year’s changes to Scotch whisky’s maturation rules, our taste test showed regions’ typical styles are becoming more fluid. Last year saw a monumental move for the Scotch whisky category. The rules governing how Scotland’s native spirit can be made were extended to include a greater variety of casks. It was hoped the decision would give the category more room for innovation…

Continue Reading →

The Cognac Masters 2020 results

This year’s taste test showed the region’s producers are making superb quality liquid across the board, from entry-level sips to top-price bottles. The popularity of France’s native spirit continued its upward trajectory in 2019. For the fifth consecutive year, Cognac exports improved on the previous year’s performance in both volume and value terms to reach their highest levels to date, according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). Exports from 1 August 2018 to…

Continue Reading →