Right now I’m packing my bags and making last-minute preparations for a very special trip. Martin Miller’s Gin has graciously offered to fly me to London and Iceland for a week of gin education, touring, cocktail judging, and the possibility of merriment at some of the finest bars and restaurants in the world.
Being a gin aficionado, the chance to learn more about one of my favorite brands is certainly enticing, as I’ve been enamored with Martin Miller’s since discovering the gin a year and a half ago. And once I became acquainted with the 90.4 proof Westbourne Strength, my adoration has turned into something more of an obsession.
But this is an especially incredible opportunity for me as a bartender and spirits/cocktails blogger, being given the opportunity to connect with the people who distill the product I use, to meet other bartenders in the global community who share my passion for the craft, and to learn, learn, learn. Education has always been the cornerstone of my bartending philosophy, and this next week promises to be more informative than anything I could have hoped for.
And while I can’t bring each and every one of you with me, I will be sharing everything I learn here with you over the next week. So continue to check back in for updates and information as I experience them first-hand.