All you ever need to know about tequila – Drinks Galore Meet The Maker Series

Mark gets in-depth on tequila and mezcal with Tequila Ocho’s Jesse Estes. A Drinks Galore interview.

What actually is tequila? How is it made? What is mezcal and what’s the difference? How can you tell if your tequila is 100% agave and why does this matter? And what’s with this worm thing anyway?

Find out all you ever wanted to know about how agave spirits are made, and what makes one of the most misunderstood spirits seem much more enjoyable and alluring in this video interview.

Filmed in January 2015 at El Nivel in London by the visual and audio magicians Alex Blogg and Olly Burton.

Rum Ho went off with a blast

Ahoy mates, last week we presented Rum Ho – another drinks tasting for spirited amateurs. Starting with a classic daiquiri served up by the Hoxton bar crew, and finished with a rum grog made by the guests themselves we fitted a 5 rum tasting in between.

The air was thick with swarthy questions and cask strength badinage, plus the sheer volume of knowledge from ‘Professor Rum’ Roger Barnes  was enough to captivate event the most mutinous crew

The Hoxton summed up the event very well on their blog – check it out.

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New Event Announcement – Worldwide wine tasting (a journey through the world’s unexpected wine regions)

A SPECIAL Drinks Galore event in support of the 70 TechBikers, cycling 200miles Paris to London for Room to Read, you are invited to taste some fine wine, and hear an incredible story – all proceeds go to charity.   

Find out more and book tickets here

For 18 months Fearghal left everything he knew behind and cycled the globe – over 30,000km through some of the highest, driest, remotest, wettest, poorest and hottest places on earth. In doing so became one of the first Irishmen to circumnavigate the globe by bike.

Mile after mile what kept him going was a thirst for adventure, and a thirst for new wine. Using his years of wine tasting experience as a base, he experienced new countries and ever changing terroirs, but in each he found wine, and not just any wine … great wine.

Ferg will introduce us to this wine, and take us on a journey in and around the regions he passed through while we taste. All you need is you, we’ll provide the rest. And remember, each ticket helps Room to Read build more libraries and schools in the developing world

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Top presenter signed up for RUM HO

I am absolutely delighted to announce Roger Barnes as the presenter for the next Drinks Galore event RUM HO {Tickets here}

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Roger is THE MAN on rum – ask any barman and his name comes up first.

A renowned rum enthusiast across Europe with 20 years’ experience, what he doesn’t know about rum … well, he just knows everything. Rightly respected by many industry professionals ranging from brand owners to bartenders, brand ambassadors and rum distributors, he even sits on the UK Panel for previewing, tasting and judging rums.

Naturally a man this suave is also president of the London Cigar Aficionados, where he puts on cigar and rum tasting events to the discerning members.

I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing his passion and knowledge for this spirit a few times now and I can’t wait to share this with you.

Get your tickets for RUM HO here.

Drinks Galore – Meet The Maker Series – Mark gets in depth on gin with Plymouth Gin’s Master Distiller Sean Harrison

A few weeks ago I got in-depth on gin and more with Plymouth Gin’s Master Distiller Sean Harrison.

What is Navy Strength gin? Why does this former Navy man drink gin without garnish? Did he always dream of running a distillery, and what does a master distiller actually do with his time?

Find out all you ever wanted to know about how gin is made, and what makes one of the oldest gins so distinct, in this video interview.