Put a D on it | A brief history of GlenDronach Whisky
In 1826, the ‘Guid Glendronach’ Distillery became legal in Aberdeenshire thanks to James ‘Allardice’ Allardes (1780-1849).
Just three years earlier Scotland had established the Excise Act (1823) allowing for legal distilleries. Allardice produced the first batch of GlenDronach whisky under the second licence ever granted, after years of bootlegging on the same site.FunFact: Former bootlegger G…
The Odd Drinks of Robert ‘Buck’ Friend
“Why do you make so many odd drinks?”, I ask Robert ‘Buck’ Friend
Robert ‘Buck’ Friend“I don’t want to list a bunch of spirit forward brown drinks”, remarks Buck. He has cocktails that come in hollowed out grapefruit shells, ‘sunscreen lotion’ bottles and adorned with crispy chicken skin. “They’re already done in so many craft cocktail bars – why do what’s already been done.”
The Bubble Tea…
Pina Colada, Flor de Cana style for International Rum day
Originating in Puerto Rico, the Pina Colada is a refreshing RUM based cocktail perfect for any patio. The name ‘Pina Colada’ means squeezed pineapple indicating the freshness of the ingredients that should be used. This delicious cocktail though often will result in a fantastic headache the next morning based on the amount of sugar added to it. This is a DIY project which will give you the rich…
A short blog from Chef Chris Shaften about the path to his first restaurant in the Okanagan. Opening Summer 2014’ in the heart of the cultural district in downtown Kelowna British Columbia.
Jay Jones, Canadian Bar Legend Takes Cocktails To Center Ice.
“I love Negroni’s“, relates Vancouver Canucks President Trevor Linden.
The 20 season star NHL hockey player and new President of the Vancouver Canucks qualifies it,
“When I host a party at my place, I like to batch up Negroni’s by the pitcher for my guests. They’re so good!”
Canucks President Trevor Linden’s favorite cocktail is the Negroni – image from TrevorLinden.comThis comes as a larger…
Black #Cherry #Pisco Sour #encanto #bcfruit #egg | #bartend #blackandwhite #cocktail #canadacocktail (at Prince’s Island Park)
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A Gentlemens Agreement in Dubai, #travellingbartender
I would like to introduce you to the new series – Best bars and cocktails in Dubai by Arturas
My name is Arturas Dzeikas, and I am one of the concierge’s at the wonderful Burg Al Arab. I am passionate cocktail fan and amateur bartender. I have visited the best Dubai bars and tasting their signature cocktails. My goal is to show the world the delicious cocktails on my travels as concierge.
Xg #Luxardo Cherry #flordecana Rum & Vanilla Soda #cocktail #molecular #canape #bartend #mini (at Telus Spark)
The Sangue Morlacco Drioli, in the begining
“The Drioli” is a a custom cocktail designed specifically for the #LuxardoChallenge. Summer has arrived and in need of some refreshing fruit based cocktails for sipping in the sun.
Francesco Drioli was the founder of the maraschino industry in Zadar with other large producers like Girolamo Luxardo and Romano Vlahov helping grow the reputation of Maraschino Cherries and Liqueurs. Current maps…