Tag: Spirits

How to collect whisky – part two

Our spirits specialist Ronnie Cox lays bare the criteria required for creating bottled whiskies that will strike a chord with collectors – and the distilleries getting it right The Glenrothes produces vintages (not the standard 12-, 15- and 21-year-old versions) which makes it immediately collectible. It has a growing number of aficionados, some of whom […]

A whisky drinker’s rum?

Doug McIvor, our Spirits Manager, is the man responsible for Berry Bros. & Rudd’s rather exceptional premium rum. Here, Doug, who is more usually found nosing whisky, expounds the virtues and complexities that elegant ageing brings to this oft-underrated spirit. When Berry Bros. & Rudd first offered a sneak preview of the first batch of […]

Mixing the best martinis in London: Maurizio Schiavone

Maurizio Schiavone is Assistant Bar Manager at Dukes, London, home to the capital’s best martinis and some of its bartending greats. A native of Puglia, Maurizio has been refining his craft alongside manager Alessandro for seven years, ensuring that this enclave of Mayfair is never without some Italian style. Here he talks to our spirits […]

The art and craft of the bartender

From the white-jackets of St James’s to the beards-and-baseball-caps of Shoreditch, Ronnie Cox, our spirits specialist, ponders the evolving art of the bartender. London’s Shoreditch has become a Mecca for cocktail “Specialists”, cocktail “Creators”, “Mixologists”, and a plethora of other names which describe what is now not only an art but also a bone fide […]