Category : Blogs

Editor’s Blog: Why You Should Enter the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

4 years ago / 0 comments

Some personal thoughts on the Bacardi Legacy Competition by BarLifeUK’s editor.

Leeds Loves Cocktails

4 years ago / 0 comments

Last year, Nick Fox – long-time Leeds bartender and general bad-ass – decided to stop talking about a cocktail week, and actually dragged all of us other Leeds based under achievers out of bed to start making shit happen!

Jamie Baxter: Spirits of Adventure

4 years ago / 0 comments

I’ve developed a few distilleries in my time, but each has been different and invariably good fun. Towards the end of last year, I joined three others to build a distillery business with the aim of producing great tasting products.

The Social Importance of Your Bar

4 years ago / 0 comments

Not just a place to drink cocktails, your bar performs a host of vital social functions. Read about some of them here…

Into The Wild With The Reyka Expedition

4 years ago / 0 comments

We would be beginning at the beach and ending in a forest where we would explore and forage unusual ingredients for a dinner and cocktail session that very evening.

Editor’s Blog: Thinking About Starting a Cocktail Blog? Read This First.

4 years ago / 0 comments

“The first draft of anything is shit” – Ernest Hemmingway

Editor’s Blog: How to Judge a Cocktail Competition

4 years ago / 0 comments

This is one of those occasions in life where people assume you know what to do, without actually telling you how to comport yourself.

Editor’s Blog: A Confused Relationship with Booze

4 years ago / 0 comments

Remember the fighter pilot’s maxim: There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there’s no such thing as an old, bold pilot.

Untold Tales about Tales – A travelogue by Rusty Cerven

4 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year Rusty Cerven won the Global Final of the Bols Around The World competition, part of the prize was the chance to travel to some of the world’s biggest cocktail cities and events – starting with New Orleans.

Dean Callan: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken

4 years ago / 0 comments

People often ask me: ‘how did you get that job?’ My answer to this is simple, I don’t really know.

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