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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What’s on this weekend

South Tempe Postino opens Arizona bar Postino South Tempe is now open, serving drinks, dinner and weekend brunch. Opening in Tempe, Arizona, the new venue is “brimming with playful, funky decor” and features modern furniture, oversized Murano glass chandeliers and colourful fixtures. The new venue offers a menu of bruschetta boards, sharable “snacky things”, salads, and paninis, plus an extensive drinks list including Arizona craft brews and wines by the glass.

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Savoy’s Beaufort Bar hires new bar manager

The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar in London has appointed Enzo Sigaut as its new bar manager, taking over from Joe Harper. Harper has moved to the London hotel’s American Bar to take up the position of bar manager. Originally from the south of France, Siguat moved to the UK in 2013, where he honed his bartending skills at modern European restaurant Sketch. Siguat then took up the role of head bartender at St James Bar at…

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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

To celebrate Burns Night (25 January), luxury hotel The London Edition will host a ceilidh, serve Scottish-inspired snacks and mix up a host of signature cocktails. From 7pm until 9pm on Friday 25 January, the Lobby Bar will host London’s top Scottish Ceilidh five piece, Licence to Ceilidh, who will put “a fresh twist” on traditional Scottish tunes. The bar will also be serving up a special menu of whisky-based cocktails including Bobby’s Bru, which…

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