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Copper Rivet Distillery | #TCTalks 61

Episode 61 of tikichris Talks is set on the shore of the Medway River at the Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham, Kent. Continue reading

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Shaun Caleb, Master Distiller at El Dorado | #TCTalks Episode 55

Shaun Caleb, Master Distiller at El Dorado Rum, takes time out of his busy day in Guyana to speak with me about his job working for one of the worlds first premium rums and explains what sets it apart from the competition. He also shares some top tips on how best to enjoy El Dorado during your Christmas and New Years celebrations. Continue reading

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Henry Jeffreys about His New Book: The Home Bar | #TCTalks Episode 39

For episode 39 of tikichris Talks, I chat with drinks writer Henry Jeffreys at the celebrated Dukes Bar in St James’s. Henry talks about his new book, The Home Bar, and offers tips on how to create your own bar at home. Continue reading

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Rum Tasting with Dawn Davies + The Whisky Show News | #TCTalks Episode 35

Episode 35 of tikichris Talks has me dropping by the newly opened Whisky Exchange on Great Portland Street for a lively rum tasting with Dawn Davies, Head Buyer for Speciality Drinks. We chat about why this amber spirit offers excellent value for deep flavour. Dawn and I also talk about The Whisky Show returning to London at the end September for its 10th anniversary. This year for the first time in the show’s history, a selection of fine rums will be available to try alongside more than 600 quality whiskies. Continue reading

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Chef Vivek Singh | #TCTalks Episode 19

I’ve been following the career of Chef Vivek Singh for nearly as long as I’ve been writing about food. So it was a real privilege to interview him for this 19th episode of tikichris Talks. During our conversation, Chef Singh and I talk about his new restaurant at the Battersea Power Station as well as how his take on Modern Indian cuisine helped shape how Londoners eat today. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of my tikichris Talks podcast. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at the St James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. But what is Metaxa? It’s an old-aged spirit from the Greek island of Samos. I love the stuff but reckon it’s best to allow Stephanie and Constantinos describe it. Continue reading

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