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The best cocktails in London

The original 1495 volume

The Mystery of the Oldest Known Recreational Gin Recipe

A  500 year old book and a trail that leads from the British Library in
London to the Jenever Museum in Schiedam and finally to the vineyards of Cognac. A screenplay for a new Indianna Jones instalment? Another offering from The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown? Throw in a little gin for good measure and we’re getting closer to the true story. And it is a very true story.
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World Class in the House!

Next week is World Class week. Bartenders and those in
the business won’t need any introduction to the wonders
of World Class and all that this global competition stands for
but for some cocktail loving consumers out there, it’s not
so obvious. Well, allow us to enlighten you, the clue is in the

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2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award winners

Huge congrats to everyone who made it through to the shortlist for the Spirited Awards last night – you’re all winners in our eyes. Here are the overall winners. Big ups to the European crew including Artesian who picked up three (well deserved) awards, White Lyan for taking the top prize for Best New International Bar and the Bon Vivant who scooped Best International Bar. Woop, woop!

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