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  • Tequila & Mezcal Fest at BBS Manchester 2017

    We’ve partnered with leading agave festival Tequila & Mezcal Fest to showcase some of the newest producers on the market at Boutique Bar Show Manchester on 10 May. Salad amigos! ARETTE TEQUILA  Orendain Tequila is the largest family-owned and operated Tequila Company in Mexico. Founded by Don Eduardo Orendain Gonzalez, … Continue reading
  • Manchester 2017: Signature Serve Bar

    Back by popular demand! We have invited a selection of bars to share their ideas and drinks to guests of the Boutique Bar Show on the signature serve bar. In 2017, we are championing ‘the new kids on the block’ and welcoming 4 bars from Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool who have … Continue reading
  • Coast To Coast, The American Bar at The Savoy

    A not-to-be missed session at Boutique Bar Show Manchester on Wednesday 10 May | Click here to book your complimentary ticket  Launched last month, ‘Coast to Coast‘ is the new menu of the world-renowned American Bar at The Savoy. The journey begins in the Garden of England, Kent, with drinks … Continue reading
  • Fortaleza Bartending Program

    I was in Leeds the other week and heard a few bartenders talking about the Forteleza Bartender Program and thought it sounded like a great opportunity for all agave aficionados and so wanted to share the information. In essence if you are committed enough to get yourself over to Mexico … Continue reading

    May 10th | 14.30 – 15.15 Creating a Profitable Drinks Program | Boutique Bar Show Manchester | Studio 1 | Old Granada Studios If you are in the business of bars then drinks are your business. How can you make them more profitable, how can you develop consistent and reliable … Continue reading
  • Liquid Inspiration – Amazing Menus – Great Drinks & The Creative Process

    May 10th | 13.15 – 14.00 Liquid Inspirations | Boutique Bar Show Manchester | Studio 1, Old Granada Studios This is a drinks presentation designed to inspire you, offer you unique insights into great minds and to create a discussion to encourage creativity within your own venue leading you and … Continue reading
  • Create your Own Gin – The First Blending Session

    In case you missed it, the Boutique Bar Show and Manchester Three Rivers Gin were giving bartenders the opportunity to create their very own gin to perfectly complement a classic gin cocktail of their choosing. The judges judged (as they do) and managed to whittle the entries down to seven … Continue reading
  • Photography Workshop at BBS MCR

    Title: Photography Workshop Details: 12.00 – 13.00 | 10th May | BBS MCR | Studio 1 | Atherton Street | M3 3GS They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Make sure you are telling the right story to your customers and join us for a 1hr photography workshop at … Continue reading
  • Unique Techniques with Hepple Gin

    Could you give me a background of how and why Hepple Gin came about Four years ago Valentine Warner, (broadcaster and chef) organised a meeting, amongst the juniper bushes on the hills around Hepple that belonged to his old friend Walter Riddell, with Nick Strangeway, bartender supremo and his business … Continue reading

    International bar takeovers continue to enjoy great popularity with both trade and consumers including the recent BlackTail at The Bloomsbury Hotel and Athens’ The Clumsies currently at Gong at Shangri-La. One of our favourite experiences during London Cocktail Week 2016 was the Woodford Alliance which saw three leading international bars paired with … Continue reading

    Competition submission deadline: 11th April Booking Form Available Here With its rich diversity of botanicals, production techniques, wide ranging ABVs and increasingly diverse USPs, the boutique gin movement continues to sweep the nation unabated. Have you ever wished you could create your own? Would you like the opportunity to learn … Continue reading

    Boutique Bar Show is all about promoting quality brands on equal size stands to allow the products to do the talking. Here is a collection of exciting products available in Manchester in 2017  THREE RIVERS MANCHESTER GIN The Gin that is making history. Hand crafted in small batches in Manchester’s … Continue reading

    We are excited to say our sister event Cocktails in the City is turning five this year and so we are pulling out all the stops as CITC London rolls into the capital from March 31st – April 1st. We would like to invite the trade to enjoy the event … Continue reading
  • Drinks of Disrepute

    Since we hosted Little Red Door in 2016 with their “Evocative Menu”, a selection of drinks represented through art created by artists who had blind tasted their new cocktail list, we have been interested to see how venues present their drinks to customers. New Soho starlet, Disrepute, a collaboration between … Continue reading

    If you haven’t attended before, Cocktails in the City (CITC) is a celebration of the UK’s rich and diverse cocktail culture. Bringing together the cities leading bars all under one roof in partnership with world leading drinks brands, guests to the event can experience and discover the very finest venues, … Continue reading

    International Brand Ambassador……. for many this sounds like the ultimate career in hospitality. Conjuring up images of a glamorous jet-set lifestyle, attending parties that you and I would pay to enjoy whilst they are paid to be there! I recently caught up with Boris Ivan who has recently taken the … Continue reading
  • THE 14 STEPS

    Sexy Fish: 15 months, 130, 000 cocktails later and zero staff turnover behind the bar. These are remarkable statistics given the transient nature of the industry not to mention that the bar at Sexy Fish works both as a standalone bar all the while servicing a 190-seater restaurant open day … Continue reading
  • THE BEST OF 2016…

    As we wrap up Boutique Bar Show for another year, it’s time to look back at some of the products that stole the show in ixolanchester, London or Edinburgh. From a Japanese-inspired gin and a Grenadian rum to Dutch craft beers and an oak-aged vodka, here are the finest Boutique products … Continue reading

    We have invited a selection of bars to share their ideas and drinks to guests of the Boutique Bar Show on the signature serve bar. In 2016 we welcome an equal mix of established and new to market operators from Edinburgh and Glasgow TIMETABLE 12.00 – 13.15 LUCKY LIQUOR Red … Continue reading

    We have invited two established bars (old hands) and two newcomers (fresh faced) from Edinburgh and Glasgow to showcase their signature serves at the Boutique Bar Show Edinburgh on October 26th. This feature is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas within the industry. Signature Serve Timetable: 12.00 – … Continue reading

    As Kokoro Gin was a bit hit at Boutique Bar Show Edinburgh last October, we catch-up with James Nicol, the businessman and entrepreneur behind this exciting new product. James – could you let us know the story of how you came to launch a Japanese-influenced gin whilst working in finance in … Continue reading

    13.15 – 14.00 | Boutique Bar Show Scotland | October 26th Located adjacent to the famous Smithfield Markets in East London, The Gibson Bar was opened by Marian Beke (formerly of Nightjar) in late 2015 and in recent weeks has become the highest new entry into the World’s 50 Best … Continue reading

    Social Media Workshop with The Drink Cabinet October 26th | 14.30 – 15.15 | Mansfield Traquair, EH3 6BB In anticipation of The Drink Cabinet presentation at the Boutique Bar Show we catch up with Tori Arrighi, the companies digital marketing manager…. What will The Drink Cabinet be talking about at … Continue reading

    We have invited two established bars (old hands) and two newcomers (fresh faced) from Edinburgh and Glasgow to showcase their signature serves at the Boutique Bar Show Edinburgh on October 26th. This feature is to encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas within the industry. Signature Serve Timetable: 12.00 – … Continue reading

    The Boutique Bar Show Scotland is excited to be working in partnership with the Scottish Licensed Trade Association in 2016. All guests will be able to drop in and receive helpful advice in the SLTA business lounge. We catch up with Chief Executive Paul Waterson to find out more… This … Continue reading

    With the Boutique Bar Show Scotland returning to Edinburgh on October 26th we shine a light on some local producers and catch up with James Porteous, the founder, distiller and designer of Electric Spirit Co based in Leith, Edinburgh…. Any advice for people looking to launch a brand? Don’t start … Continue reading

    BCW: October 17th – 23rd Danny you are this years organiser for Bristol Cocktail Week, does this person change year on year and how does that happen? This year BCW is being run by myself and Ben Alcock of Her Majesties Secret Service. The event was set up by … Continue reading
  • Vermouth Cocktails with Leonardo Leuci

    15.45 – 16.30 | October 26th Boutique Bar Show Edinburgh | Mansfield Traquair | EH3 6BB Leonardo Leuci of the world acclaimed Jerry Thomas Project (Worlds 50 Best Bars, Rome) will be flying in to present on the worldwide effect Vermouth has had on the history of bartending! Leonardo comments: “Vermouth … Continue reading
  • A Day at Boutique Bar Show London

    Couldn’t make it to Boutique Bar Show London? Here’s what you missed out on…  11.00 Rise and shine London! Doors are officially opened at #BBSLDN 2016 Bottles have been polished and put on the shelves, ice and tasting cups have been distributed and all exhibitors are excitedly awaiting for a … Continue reading
  • A quick drink with DrinkupLdn

    With London Cocktail Week beginning next week, there’s no better time to grab a cuppa with DrinkUp.London festival directors, Siobhan Payne and Emma Murphy to discuss this year’s festival. It has been a meteoric rise over the last few years, could you give us a quick timeline of London Cocktail Week and … Continue reading
  • The Cocktail Trading Co: Signature Serve Bar

    Following the success of our Signature Serve Bars in Glasgow and Manchester, the Boutique Bar Show London will be showcasing some of the finest cocktail offerings from venues around the UK on 20 September. We have invited bars from London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Brighton to get involved … Continue reading

    Boutique Bar Show London | 20 September | New Product Not-To-Be Missed Hi Amy, can you give a brief history of the brand. What was the initial inspiration? We are a Harrogate business and we wanted to create a gin that epitomises Harrogate and its spa town heritage. For many … Continue reading

    16.30 – 17.30 Boutique Bar Show London | September 20th | 106 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ Recently crowned ‘World’s Best New Bar’ at Tales of the Cocktail 2016, we catch up with Oriole co-founder and owner, Edmund Weil, ahead of one of the most highly-anticipated talks at Boutique Bar Show London. Congratulations … Continue reading

    Boutique Bar Show London | Sept 20th | 106 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ 15.00 – 16.00: Bonhomie – The Questionable notion of Seasonality “Who is Bonhomie?”, we hear you ask. Only the hottest new opening to come to Paris this autumn and with Boutique Bar Show being on the pulse … Continue reading
  • Berry and Rye: Signature Serve Bar

    Following the success of our Signature Serve Bars in Glasgow and Manchester, the Boutique Bar Show London will be showcasing some of the finest cocktail offerings from venues around the UK on 20 September. We have invited bars from London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Brighton to get involved … Continue reading
  • Don’t Put Your Phone Away At The Table

    Boutique Bar Show, 106 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ Tuesday 20th September: 13.00 – 14.00 Limited Availabilities – Email [email protected] to RSVP. When it comes to social and digital media, the question is no longer, should you be using it? But, how well are you doing it? If you’re struggling … Continue reading
  • BBS LDN: Ones to Watch – Part Two

    Following on from Ones to Watch Part One (you can see what we did there) we have selected another five exciting new products that can be sampled at The Boutique Bar Show London on September 20th. Dedicated to promoting new and interesting products to people and businesses who want to … Continue reading
  • Ones to Watch at BBS LDN – Part One

    The Boutique Bar Show London on September 20th is dedicated to promoting new and interesting products to people and businesses who want to offer their customers something unique. Promising quality brands on every stand and equality for all exhibitors check out the first instalment of our “Ones to Watch”. Register … Continue reading

    After 10 years of good service, Casita Bar, better known as ‘London’s bartender bar’ closed its doors for the last time on 6th August to the disappointment of the on-trade and nine-to-fivers alike who could walk-in and be confident to see a familiar face either behind the bar or amongst the crowd … Continue reading
  • Science and Industry: Signature Serve Bar

    Following the success of our Signature Serve Bars in Glasgow and Manchester, the Boutique Bar Show London will be showcasing some of the finest cocktail offerings from venues around the UK on 20 September.  We have invited bars from London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Brighton to get involved giving … Continue reading
  • Easy Ways to Become a Clumsy Bartender

    Boutique Bar Show, 106 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ Tuesday 20th September: 13.30 – 14.30 Register for the show here Join Nikos Bakoulis, co-owner of The Clumsies, in Athens for a discussion on the bar philosophy, the drinks and the lab and how these elements work together in a high … Continue reading
  • It’s a London Thing…Our/London

    To write about a new brand produced and launched in London is always interesting but the launch of Our/London Vodka is a different beast altogether. The concept, brand and recipe are all the work of global drinks giant Pernod Ricard but uniquely being produced and marketed by small independent entrepreneurial … Continue reading
  • And Cocktails in The City Summer winners are…

    25 pop-up bars, 25 spirit brands, a whopping 11,142 cocktails consumed and over 3,000 people joined London’s greatest cocktail party on 29 & 30 July but who were crowned winners? Best Bar Gardening can be so rewarding! East London’s favourite, Loves Company, was crowned ‘BEST BAR’ for the second consecutive summer. … Continue reading
  • The Best Pop-Up Bars at Edinburgh Fringe

    With Edinburgh Fringe now in full swing, we’ve rounded up some of the best ‘boozy’ events not to to be missed over the next few weeks.  1. The High Noon Theatre & Saloon  The Lucky Liquor Co. has partnered with Buffalo Trace for a wild-west themed programme. The offering? Two … Continue reading

    THE SOHO SORBET By Mustafa “Moose” Tumburi at 68 and Boston What’s in it?  •40 ml Death’s Door Gin •15 ml Clarified Lemon •20 ml Simple Syrup •10 ml Rhubarb •10 ml Creme De Violette •10 ml Double Cream What’s the story behind it?  ‘It just started out as a goofy suggestion that the whole 68 & Boston team fell in love with.’ explains Moose. … Continue reading
  • Cocktails in The City Summer

    As the sun beats down on London town, we thought you might like an invitation to our al-fresco summer cocktail party – Cocktails in the City,  next weekend. Join twenty-five of the capital’s finest bars to enjoy an exciting collection of signature serves, spirited sermons, sizzling BBQ and games of skill and chance. … Continue reading

    A chat with Alasdair Day founding partner of R&B Distillers, a new Scotch Whisky Company with far reaching ambitions… How did the the company come about? One whisky too many on Christmas Day with my father! Our family has a great whisky hertiage dating back from 1820 blending in the … Continue reading

    With our HQ now in sunny Peckham, it was great to find out about an exciting new modern London Amaro being produced just a stones throw away in Forest Hill, South London and so with a ring of the bell we were on our bikes and off to find our more … Continue reading

    Located on the optimistically named Sunbeam Road in Park Royal, London – an area synonymous with the UK drinks industry (Diageo, Amathus and Speciality Drinks are all in residence nearby),  we caught up with Oscar Dodd, the brand manager of London’s newest distillery “Bimber”. Bimber,  meaning moonshine in Polish reflects … Continue reading

    Watershed 7 Skills Programme |Skill Number 1: The Manager as Coach Hawksmoor Manchester | Friday 30 June 2016 10am-4pm  How to build long lasting working relationships with your teams by adopting a coaching approach to management. Participants will learn: •The skills of coaching that research has shown to offer the highest return … Continue reading

    Hi Mikko, for those not familiar with Kyrö, can you tell us what was the initial inspiration? We had the idea during a sauna weekend. Miika had brought a bottle of Rittenhouse Rye and we were wondering why isn’t anyone making rye whisky in Finland as rye is such an integral … Continue reading

     Boutique Bar Show London | 20 September Lauvia artisan Armagnac are giving you the opportunity to really understand the complexity and quality of great Armagnac with a series of interactive workshops that will show you how grape varietals, the ageing process and the art of blending come together to create a truly … Continue reading

    13.15 – 14.00 | May 18th Boutique Bar Show Manchester | Old Granada Studios | M60 9EB Leonardo Leuci of the world acclaimed Jerry Thomas Project (Worlds 50 Best Bars, Rome) will be flying in to present on the worldwide effect Vermouth had on the history of bartending! Leonardo comments: … Continue reading

    13.00 – 15.00 | May 18th Boutique Bar Show Manchester | Old Granada Studios | M60 9EB Fancy winning £250 of whisky? Then The World Whisky Competition is for you. In celebration of World Whisky Day 2016, Boutique Bar Show is hosting a World Wide Free Spirit Whisky Competition on 18 May … Continue reading

    12.00 – 12.45 | 26th October Boutique Bar Show Edinburgh | Mansfield Traquair | EH3 6BB Reservations are highly recommended. Reserve your space here As former head of management development and MD of Pitcher and Piano, Stephen Waters of Watershed Management School has spent the last fifteen years working with and alongside some … Continue reading

    Boutique Bar Show London | 20 September | 13.30 – 14.30 Thank you for joining us at the Boutique Bar Show in 2016. As the bar manager at the LondonEDITION Hotel, how did the concept for the PUNCH ROOM come about? EDITION Hotels are now found around the world but each concept … Continue reading

    Can’t wait to find out what drinks have been created for Cocktails in The City London? Neither can we! Here are the 10 cocktails you don’t want to miss on 10-12 March at One Mayfair.  Spirit of Adventure with Burleighs Gin by 68 & Boston   Season’s Of Luv with U’Luvka … Continue reading
  • Gabriel Boudier Wizard Champion

    After months of intense competition, Sam Boulton of Suds and Duds in Birmingham, was crowned Gabriel Boudier Wizard Champion earlier this week in Dijon, France and will now see its creation go into production. “In a closely contested final Sam was ultimately declared the Gabriel Boudier wizard Champion with his … Continue reading
  • Power Cocktails: The List

    We thought it would be interesting to compile a list of cocktails that thousands of consumers are enjoying throughout the week, month and year. Well on their way to “modern classic” status, if you have a drink that smashes it, week in and week out, enjoyed by the multitude and … Continue reading

    Sharing Knowledge – Sharing Ideas JAN 10TH | 15.00 – 16.30 | 44 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AQ Tickets £10 to cover nibbles and samples. Buy Here> Join Marian Beke and Rusty Cerven at The Gibson Bar as they present on the use of pickled ingredients in mixed drinks. This … Continue reading
  • The Best of Glasgow

    So what happened at the Glasgow Boutique Bar Show I here you cry (not sure I did but here it is anyway). Quite a lot as it happened! Last minute additions to the show including the epic Bar Hero competition rounded off an action packed day with people flying in … Continue reading

    Following sell out shows across the UK in 2015, Cocktails in the City returns with additional dates, new venues and an exciting program of activities that will see over 100 bars and brands educate and entertain over 10,000 cocktail savvy consumers. If you would like to get involved or want … Continue reading
  • Tis’ The Season For Advent Calendars

    We know it’s already the 3rd of December, but seeing our timelines filled with pictures of Drinks by The Dram advent calendars has really makes us want to order one and you should too! For the gin-lover  The Botanical Ginvent Calendar features 23 different botanically-focused gins, as well as a sample … Continue reading

    Created by leading Scottish drinks consultancy The Drink Cabinet, four bar busting challenges were created to test the physical and mental strengths of some of Scotland’s finest at the inaugural Bar Hero competition supported by Tapatio Tequila. Several health and safety forms and signed disclaimers later competitors performed to a full … Continue reading
  • Gabriel Boudier Competition Results: Glasgow

    The final round of the Gabriel Boudier Wizards Competition took place at the Glasgow Boutique Bar Show. Each of the five finalists first had to present their liqueur or crème creation in a dragon den style presentation and then showcase it’s mixability within a cocktail. A judging panel of Glasgow bartending … Continue reading
  • BBS MCR confirms iconic new venue

    After a highly successful event in the Great Northern Warehouse, the Boutique Bar Show is expanding into the iconic space of Studio 12 at The Old Granada Studios, located just a stones throw from Deansgate and Spinningfields. On May 18th the format will include international guest bars, a signature serve … Continue reading
  • An interview with Marian Beke

    THE GIBSON BAR, 44 OLD STREET | EC1V 9AQ As one of the world’s leading bartenders turns bar owner, we catch up with Marian Beke, now the proud owner of The Gibson. As the former bar manager of Nightjar, one of the world’s most respected venues, did you find it difficult … Continue reading
  • The Hedonist Project

    On this rainy Friday, hordes of shoppers have taken over Leeds City Centre for Black Friday, so we are delighted to found refuge on Lower Briggate, just a few steps away from the mayhem in a new and cosy bar. Three of the city’s industry heavyweights have just opened The Hedonist … Continue reading
  • Nightjar at Boutique Glasgow 2015

    It’s an exciting time for Nightjar. I meet up with Martina Breznanova the day before The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2015 where they have been crowned 3rd Best Bar in The World for the last 3 years, ahead of the launch of their second venue, Oriole this November and … Continue reading
  • In conversation with Half Hitch Gin

    Hi Mark, can you tell us a bit more about you and how did you end up launching Half Hitch? After 15 years working in the spirits industry where I started out in R&D and then held various commercial and global roles (Bombay Sapphire, Dewars, Bacardi, Martini and Grey Goose), … Continue reading

    This year the Boutique Bar Show London welcomes an international array of exciting new gins to the market, described as less than six months old in the UK. From North America to Northern Europe to the North East and West of England this is a small selection of the fantastic products … Continue reading

     RSVP TO: [email protected] Following the successful launch of Elements 8 in the UK several years ago, there has recently been an influx in new rum brands that owe their existence to some good old fashioned UK ingenuity. Meet the people behind this new wave of rum brands in the colourful world … Continue reading

    Back by popular demand the Bepi Tosolini Digestivo Cocktail Competition returns to Boutique Bar Show London on September 22nd. Challenging bartenders to create that perfect 11pm drink when your customer has just arrived back from a sumptuous meal. With a high calibre of entries in London 2014 and Manchester 2015 … Continue reading

    With the hedgerows and fields teaming with new flavour possibilities create exciting new cocktails with foraged cocktail ingredients. Presented by the highly regarded Galloway Wild Foods company join this growing trend pioneered by the fine dining movement.

    BBS LDN is recruiting ambassadors to personally invite the best bars, hotels and restaurants to this year’s show in a personal one-to-one manner. Paying £9.00 p/h we are looking for people who can commit a minimum of twenty hours of flexible working time over a three-week period between August 17th … Continue reading

    With over 2 million performance tickets sold to over 3,000 performances in 2014, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and is happening right now. If you can, A) find any accommodation B) pay for it then Edinburgh is definitely the place to be for … Continue reading
  • Meet The Makers: Tequila & Mezcal

    Find out about the back stories, trials and tribulations of starting and growing the best of the agave spirits in this very special ‘Meet The Makers’ with Tequila & Mezcal Fest.
  • Cave Directs presents The Beer Merchant House

    Join Cave Direct at The Beer Merchant House for samples and beer cocktails made with the best beers in the world. With talks on the hour, every hour, they will change the way you look at brewing.
  • New brands

    Boutique London is set to welcome an array of newcomers from the UK and beyond including Koval Distillery, Pococello and Silent Pool Distillery to name a few. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
  • 7 Reasons to visit Boutique Bar Show London

    Summer is flying by in haze of festivals and pop ups and before you know it – 7 weeks to be precise – the Boutique Bar Show London will open its doors. Over 100 spirits brands including several exclusive new product launches, world-leading speakers, tasting sessions and cocktail competitions await you at … Continue reading
  • Tequila & Mezcal Fest Liverpool

    Following a successful launch in London last Autumn, Tequila & Mezcal Fest is heading to Liverpool this weekend for ‘the greatest ever agave extravaganza’ the North West has ever seen. Taking place at The Maritime Museum, agave aficionados will sip their way through an exclusive collection of the two Mexican … Continue reading
  • Cocktails in The City London 2015 – The Winners

    On 18 & 19 July, Bedford Square Gardens, the usually peaceful green spot in Bloomsbury, was transformed into a cocktail haven thanks to 25 of London’s best bars for the first summer edition of Cocktails in The City. As well as bathing in the glorious London sunshine, the 2,013 cocktail-lovers … Continue reading
  • Aroma Academy Session in London

    Tuesday 22nd: 11.30 – 13.00. Rsvp [email protected] With 95% of your sense of taste coming from smell, a well tuned sense of aroma can have dramatic results on the clarity of your palette. The ability to clearly define and articulate flavours through Aroma is a highly marketable skill within the … Continue reading
  • Cocktails in the City: Summer Edition

    July 18/19th: 12.00 – 20.00 Bedford Square Gardens, London, WC1B 3ES Save the date and join us for a day with twenty-five of London’s finest bars in the glorious al fresco surroundings of Bedford Square Gardens. Sip champagne cocktails with The Rivoli Bar at the Ritz, or slurp a slushy … Continue reading
  • World Gin Day 2015

    This Saturday is World Gin Day! A whole day celebrating all things juniper and here’s where you should celebrate…   Edinburgh: Scottish Juniper Festival Scotland’s Gin Festival where a ticket gets you tasters of 30+ Gins from the UK, Spain, Holland, France and the USA. Leeds: Even the most experienced … Continue reading
  • In Conversation with Looking Glass Cocktail Club

    Since its opening in 2013, Shoreditch’s Looking Glass Cocktail Club has gone from strength to strength thanks to its innovative cocktails and impeccable customer service. We stopped by for a chat with Michele Reina, general manager and Georgia Billing, bartender about their exciting new menu. Can you tell us a bit … Continue reading
  • Bepi Tosolini competition winner announced

    Following the successful London Competition, the Bepi Tosolini Digestivo Competition headed to Manchester, challenging the North’s finest to create the perfect digestivo cocktail for when your customer returns from a sumptuous meal. With competitors from afar afield as Coventry and Sheffield, the competition witnessed an exceptionally high standard of cocktails. … Continue reading
  • Boutique goes to Barcelona

    Over Easter, we escaped a grey and rainy London for a sunny and hot Barcelona. Between eating tapas and checking out Gaudi’s works, we were also on the hunt for the Catalan capital’s best cocktail bars and here are our favourites. 1. Boadas  When you leave the hustle and bustle … Continue reading
  • Commercially Conditioned Cocktails

    22 SEPTEMBER: 16.45 – 17.30 London Art House Quick Introduction… I have been working in the industry now for 17 years across a wide variety of venues from five star hotel & members bars such as Milk and Honey to Tiki nightclubs and illegal dive bars. I have been at … Continue reading
  • Commercially Conditioned Cocktails

    Quick Introduction….. I have been working in the industry now for 17 years across a wide variety of venues from Five Star Hotel & Members bars such as Milk and Honey to tiki nightclubs and illegal dive bars. I have been at the Gorgeous Group now for two years as … Continue reading
  • NEW BAR: Porter & Rye

    Celebrating the return of the Boutique Bar Show to Glasgow, we catch up with Scott Ingram at the newly opened Porter & Rye. Where are we? Porter and Rye on Argyle Street in Finnieston, Glasgow. The area used to service the dockyards and when the industry disappeared it become a … Continue reading
  • Cocktails in The City 2015

    Cocktails in The City,  a nationwide consumer cocktail show returns in 2015 to welcome over 7,000 cocktail-loving visitors to experience over 100 of the countries’ finest bars with events in Leeds, Manchester, London and Edinburgh.  The cocktail season started with a bang on 11th February as fourteen of Leeds’ greatest cocktail … Continue reading
  • NEW BAR: The Cocktail Trading Company

    It may be tucked away underneath Central & Co on Great Marlborough Street, but The Cocktail Trading Company definitely has something to shout about with its unique cocktail menu and ethical initiatives. Opened late January by three of London’s finest bartenders, the bar is buzzing on the Friday night we pop in … Continue reading
  • Interactive Seminar on High Performance Teams

    Hosted by Watershed Management School with guest facilitators former fighter pilots Clive Scoffe and Dave Davies Tuesday 27th January 2015: 10am to 2pm 45 Dean St, Groucho Club, W1 Tickets: £345.00 +VAT Contact: 07811 129756 [email protected] Overview: An execution focused interactive event, which gives delegates a completely fresh perspective on team … Continue reading

    2014 witnessed the rise and rise of Cocktails in the City, a consumer sister show to The Boutique Bar Show, aimed at bringing bars and brands together to give cocktail-lovers an interactive and educational cocktail/bar/brand experience in beautiful settings around the UK. With shows in Leeds, Manchester, London and Edinburgh, … Continue reading

    WEDNESDAY 17TH: 15.00 – 16.00 TASTING GALLERY 1 NEGRONI FANS are in for a treat this autumn as renowned Italian bartender Luca Picchi will be travelling to the UK to host a masterclass on the classic cocktail at Boutique Bar Show on 17th September. The head bartender at Caffé Rivoire … Continue reading

    Rolling hills, magnificent historic castles and charming villages are just some of the images that spring to mind when you think about The Cotswolds. Well, you can now add world-class distillery to the list! Having officially opened its doors at the end of July, The Cotswolds Distillery is the brainchild of … Continue reading

    We meet Alex in a former Bow Glue Factory and new site to the East London Liquor Company, just off Victoria Park, a day before the hordes descend for the annual Lovebox Festival.  Alex Wolpert is a busy man to say the least. Not only does he has three children … Continue reading

    Recreate the great taste of Frances decadent belle époque period and you could be visiting the magnificent home of BYRRH GRAND QUINQUINA designed by Gustav Eiffel himself (also known for a small tower in Paris) Frances largest selling aperitif brand in the roaring 1920’s is back – big, bold and … Continue reading

    Vermouth has become an important item in the bartenders repertoire and over the last few months there have been some exciting additions to the category. I would like to invite you to join us for a boutique vermouth experience in the stunning Corinthia Hotel Bassoon Bar on March 25th from … Continue reading

    Title: Sales and Events Manager Reports to: Andrew Scutts, Director Based at: London Hours: 3 days per week Pay: Negotiable Email: [email protected] Job Purpose: To support key events for Boutique Bar Show and Cocktails In The City, to help grow the business and build a successful brand across the spirits industry. … Continue reading

    Congratulations to Manchester and Glasgow for smashing it in the great shake off cocktail competitions of 2013. The winning recipes, team members and performance can be seen here.

    The new look London show offered visitors unique interactive experiences with many of London’s leading bars including The Ritz, The Hawksmoor, OPIUM, NOLA, Rev JW Simpson and El Camion. More exciting bar experiences to be announced for 2014 shortly

    The Boutique Bar Show has always been very focused on cocktails, cocktail bars, great drinks and visitor engagement. As well as great speakers and features we also like to treat you to the occasional secret bar, a great piece of show theatre and unique way to enjoy brand experiences at … Continue reading

    After welcoming 2500 visitors through the door the consumer cocktail show Cocktails in the City had a fantastic year and is looking forward to an even better 2014. Here we look at some of the highlights in 2013. THE RUM ROOM IN MANCHESTER With Manchester being the undisputed city of … Continue reading

    A Boutique Bar Show tradition we encourage the surrounding cities to pit their wits against local rivals in a display of unified and cohesive posturing and swanking to deliver a punch of magnificent proportions to astound and wow the judges and audience. Marked for originality, showmanship, a great tasting drink … Continue reading

    Here is a selection of some of the interesting new brands that have been launched or exhibited for the first time at The Boutique Bar Show 2013. ST GEORGE TERROIR GIN This new product was literally picked up from bond the morning of the show in London to announce its … Continue reading
  • The Power of Positive Drinking

    Cleo Rocos discusses the art of positive drinking following the release of her successful book. The number 1 best selling drinks book The Power of Positive Drinking will be presented and explained by author and tequila queen Cleo Rocos. Expect a mix of education, entertainment.
  • The Ritz & The Manhattan

    A tasting and presentation Under the last 18 months the Ritz Bar has undergone a revival and resurgence led by Luis Simoes the new bars manager. Following months of careful research The Ritz present their findings of the origin of this most famous drink and present exciting modern variations on … Continue reading
  • New Logo and Website

    A little touch up for Boutique After 6 years the Boutique is having a little touch up. Like a hollywood star she is showing her age and so a little spit and polish has been applied to make her sparkle again. (2013-03-01)
  • The wandering molecular mixology trolley returns

    Smoking cocktails and carbonated drinks The team at Molecular are dusting off the trolley after wowing the crowds in 2010 with fire extinguisher ice creams and what have you. This year they will be showing a range of drinks, techniques and equipment for the aspiring molecular bartender. (2013-02-28)