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  • The Renaissance of the Bar

    January 29, 2015

    Playing Devils Grandfather to the cocktail is not something for which King William of Orange is often given credit. Years of good harvests left Britain with a surplus of grain. To aid the economy & the health of the nation, King William reduced the taxes on distillation. The only…

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  • Prohibition? More like innovation!

    January 21, 2015

    Prohibition. Easily one of the United States of America’s strangest cultural decisions in the beginnings of the 20th century, though steeped in its history since colonial times. It seems odd now that people would come together to ban one of the oldest traditions that mankind has – making potent…

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  • Daffy’s Hero

    January 14, 2015

    Scoot grew up in the Fife and moved to Edinburgh eight years ago to study engineering. Whilst at university, Scoot became a bartender working part time at Harvey Nichols three years ago, where he claims to have learned everything he knows about cocktails. Scoot moved to conquer…

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  • The fine art of French drinking

    January 6, 2015

    From world famous singers like Edith Piaf to film icons such as Brigitte Bardot, France has fostered some of the world’s most iconic figures to date. Paris, in particular, maintains its reputation as a cultural and social hub, forever exhibiting the latest trends in fashion, art and music. However,…

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  • The glory of the winter cocktail

    December 18, 2014

    Christmas is closing in upon us, and as such many will be heading home to family houses scattered across the country, and in some cases across the world, to celebrate and join the jovial Christmas spirit.

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