This year Bacardi Brown Forman Brands have teamed up with some of the UK’s leading industry lights to take a series of workshops across the UK.
Inspired by Charles H Baker’s travel books that doubled as a ‘drink your way around the world’ guide, Bacardi Brown Forman Brands (BBFB) have launched their Jigger Beaker Glass tour. The tour will visit cities across the UK in the coming year and give the industry who attend a series of workshops and seminars to educate and inspire bartenders at all levels of their career.
The tour kicked off a couple months ago with The Edgbaston in Birmingham welcoming the BBFB team and London Cocktail Club’s JJ Goodman. That was followed up in Manchester last month with the founders of Trash Tiki and pioneers of the sustainable bar movement, Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage.
This month, on Monday 5th June, Leeds will be invaded by Andy Mil, Elliot Ball and Olly Brading of Cocktail Trading Company.
Each city will see their experts cover different areas within the three pillars of Jigger, Beaker, Glass education:
Jigger – A skills based session
Beaker – An innovation based session
Glass – A drinks based session
All sessions kick off at midday with lunch and will be finished by 4pm. There will of course be a few drinks to hand as well.
If, like us, you think this sounds like an opportunity to good to miss below are a list of the dates and cities so you can start booking time off now:
Leeds, 5th June – Cocktail Trading Company
Glasgow, 11th July – Marcis Dzelzainis
Brighton, 15th August – Davide Segat
Liverpool, 19th September – Marian Beke
Edinburgh, 21st November – Erik Lorincz
London, 23rd & 24th January 2018 – Venning Brothers
Bristol, 13th February – Davide Segat
To get yourself into one of these sessions visit http://www.jiggerbeakerglass.co.uk/
Iain Griffiths, Mr Lyan
Co-Creator of Mr Lyan, White Lyan + Dandelyan, founder of Trash Tiki, Spirited Awards Nominee & Bacardi Legacy Global finalist
JJ Goodman, London Cocktail Club
Founder of London Cocktail Club, opening 8 independent bars in 9 years. Winner of BBC’s The Restaurant, & Sunday Brunch guest.
Davide Segat, Punch Room at The Edition Hotel
Manager of the Punch Rooms, Spirited Awards Nominee. Previously of The Connaught and Green+Red. Global leader of the Punch revival.
Andy Mil, Elliot Ball & Olly Brading, Cocktail Trading Company
The partnership behind The Cocktail Trading Company, shortlisted for Best New Bar at Spirited Awards and known for it’s creative serves.
Marcis Dzelzainis, Sager + Wilde
Formerly of 69 Colebrooke Row, the Drinks Factory and GM of Dandelyan (world’s best new cocktail bar 2015), now residing behind the bar at Sager + Wilde, Bethnal Green.
Marian Beke, Gibson
Previous Head Bartender of Nightjar, now owner and Creative Director of Gibson, Spirited Award winner and 6th Best Bar in the World
Erik Lorincz, The American Bar at The Savoy
7th head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel. Spirited Awards Bartender of the Year 2011, World Class Global Winner 2010.
Max & Noel Venning, Three Sheets
After honing their skills in bars such as Crazy Pedro’s and 69 Colebrook Row the Venning Brothers opened Three Sheets in 2016 to critical acclaim.