Minimum Alcohol Pricing in Scotland

Minimum Alcohol Pricing in Scotland

Today the first minimum alcohol pricing the the UK has been introduced in Scotland. And that’s a good thing for bars. What will drinks cost in Scotland now? A unit of alcohol (25ml of 40% ABV / 80 proof spirit) must now be sold to an end consumer for no less than 50p....
The Nightclub Dilemma

The Nightclub Dilemma

The Nightclub is quickly becoming a more and more difficult proposition. With the nightclub dilemma of high price experiences or low prices to tempt the post pub crowd to carry on their night, what’s the right formula for a nightclub in 2018? The Hay Day Of The...
New Rules on Mezcal Land Today – NOM 70 (English)

New Rules on Mezcal Land Today – NOM 70 (English)

NOM 70, the new rules on Mezcal production come into force today. Regular Mezcal under the rules can be made using diffusors in the same way as lower end Tequila, though in this case the liquid must still be 100% agave, even if obtained in this way. Here’s the...
Are trial shifts in bars exploitation?

Are trial shifts in bars exploitation?

The BBC has been talking a lot about trial shifts in bars and restaurants and how they’re exploiting people for free work over that past few days. I don’t believe a word of it! For me, trial shifts are a key part of the recruitment process, not just in bars and...
Bee’s Knees Cocktail – Rock Rose Gin

Bee’s Knees Cocktail – Rock Rose Gin

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail was created in the prohibition era, and like many others was a way of masking the lower quality spirits of the day. While legitimate spirits were hard to come by, bathtub gin was common, as adding botanicals could cover rough edges. Happily...
How to Grow Grapevines from Seeds

How to Grow Grapevines from Seeds

American grape sodas are one of my favourite flavours in the world. As a Brit, its a difficult flavour to find over here. While in Amsterdam, I actually discovered that there are real grapes that taste just like the sodas – it was a revelation, but you...
The Vanguard is Open

The Vanguard is Open

http://media.blubrry.com/bartenderhq/p/traffic.libsyn.com/bartenderhq/The_Vanguard_Opens.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWelcome back to the BartenderHQ Podcast and Sam is back, because finally The Vanguard is Open!...