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Shaking up the drinks industry

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In spite of pubs closing nationwide at a rate of fifty a week (quoting the, one arm of the drinks industry in on the rise.


Shaker Bartending may be the S.S. Carpathia of the bar trade, and I am going to tell you a bit about them.


Founded in 2001 by Adam Freeth, they started out with a small office in Birmingham and a small portable bar. But their biggest asset was their knowledge of drinks, bars, and how to run them.


Over the years they have raised the standards of bar service throughout the country, established their first rate bar academy, and ran launch parties for some household names.


Their academy runs several courses, starting with the very basics, all the way up to ‘flair’ bartending, made famous in the Tom Cruise movie ‘Cocktail’.

Adam and his company run a consultancy for bars and brands too, a much needed tool in the modern climate. They pass on their knowledge and skills in a classroom environment and behind a model bar.

But their most noted work is in the events industry. They have run private parties, weddings and launches for BMW, Deloitte, Diageo, Firebrand events, Luminar and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.



So to get you started we are going to leave you with some of their finest cocktails.

Just don’t lick the screen.


Written by Nick Gilmartin

February 1, 2009 at 1:50 am

Posted in The one to watch

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