The connoisseur’s guide to the worlds finest drinks, with regular SceneCheck reports on the best nightclubs and member clubs in London. From the ideal cocktail bar for pre-drinks to the hottest venues in town and all the exclusive after parties

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Discover your personal taste in cocktails with TASTE BY APPOINTMENT from GREY GOOSE®


Every person has a unique taste profile, with a different reaction to each of the five elements of taste: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. In the same way that coffee drinkers know whether they like their latte ‘extra hot’, ‘skinny’ or ‘triple shot’, GREY GOOSE aims to give cocktail drinkers the vocabulary and understanding they need to be able to discover a cocktail that is just right for them

Suntory Yamazaki 18 year old whisky

The eternal pursuit of perfection in the art that is Japanese Whisky


When it comes to supercars there is no shadow of a doubt that this is an area where the Italians reign supreme, however, conversely when it comes to whisky, especially that of single or blended malts, this is evidently a territory where the Scots bestow the honours. Well, at least the latter had been my conception until recently savouring the delights of Japanese whisky, namely the Suntory brand.