Black Rock

Black Rock whisky bar – not your average bar. For starters it doesn’t even have a bar! Black Rock whisky bar is located in Shoreditch in London. When you arrive there is nothing but an unassuming sign hanging above a staircase. You’d be forgiven for not even knowing it’s there and instead focusing on “Sack,…

Essentia Draco

 Welcome to my new range of cocktails entitled: “Fantastic Cocktails and How to Make Them” To kick things off I present “Essentia Draco” or “Essence of Dragon”.

World Whisky Day Event

The 21st May was World Whisky Day (you can find out more about it here: World Whisky Day). So to mark the occasion I held a small tasting session for a few friends. This was my first time running a tasting session and although I’d put in plenty of planning I knew things probably wouldn’t go quite to plan.

Planning my first Whisky Tasting

If you don’t already know then the 21st May is World Whisky Day (you can find out more about it here: World Whisky Day). So to mark the occasion I wanted to hold a small tasting session for a few friends. Although I’ve attended a few whisky festivals, been on a few distillery tours and recently…

Old Fashioned

This is obviously not a cocktail recipe I’ve created but as such a staple whisky cocktail I felt I had to get around to making one at some point. First things first, a quick look at the history of this iconic cocktail:

Bitter Sweet (& Sour) Symphony

I know, I know, “Whisky Cocktails” – the bane of the whisky purists life. I get why people are so reluctant to put whisky in a cocktail, or to add a mixer or even ice. Creating a good whisky is an art form which takes not only years to age but also an expert with…