Highlights April 2018

April was dominated by Easter and that meant chocolate, cheer and this year some surprising heatwaves, hinting at a glorious summer to come. Here at Kapranos PR we were stuffed with exciting events and here were some of our highlights.

Dan Pavey, resident beers and whisky expert at Urban Leisure Group told ShortList his go to beer and whisky combination for a first date, 'my favourite boilermaker is Hopf Helle Wiesse with Pikesville Straight Rye Whisky from Heaven Hill.'

11 beer and whisky chaser orders that'll make you look (really) cool at the bar

Right, let's not mess around: a boilermaker is the best drinks order you can make at the start of a first date. We said it. We're standing by it. And we're right. Good whisky followed by cold beer equals two thumbs up from me and three from your date.

For whisky lovers who were looking for the perfect holiday destination, R&B Distillers had it covered. Check out The Sunday Times Ireland feature on the Isle of Raasay Distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to provide luxury accommodation within the same building...

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The Drinks Business reported on an new adventure for Wild Thyme Spirits as they began to move gin production to their HQ on the beautiful Inner Hebridean Island of Colonsay...

Wild Thyme Spirits to move gin production to Isle of Colonsay

The distiller hopes to produce its first "island batch" of Colonsay Gin in May. Founded by Fin and Eileen Geekie in 2017 after they relocated to the island from Oxfordshire, Wild Thyme has until now been produced with the assistance of Strathearn Distillery.

Esquire listed Simpson's In The Strand's slow-cooked duck breast as a dish you need on your radar, calling it 'delicate yet deeply satisfying.'

What We're Eating This Week: Flame-Grilled Chateaubriand & Bottomless Charcuterie

1 | Asparagus & Boiled Eggs (at 45 Jermyn St.) Someone should be sounding a claxon because asparagus season is here and, dear lord, is it good. Yes, ok, you can purchase watery tree trunks at any time of year but now? Now is when they get good.

American Bar at The Savoy Hotel is renowned for its portraits of iconic screen and stage artists from Ava Gardner to David Bowie. Read how this inspired a new cocktail menu entitled Every Moment Tells A Story in Evening Standard...

Incredible photos of icons have inspired a new cocktail menu

The American Bar at The Savoy has hosted some of the world's most recognisable faces - not just for a drink or two, but also in the decor. Portraits of the iconic figures from film and music taken by legendary British photographer Terry O'Neill have adorned the American Bar since the Eighties, and now the photography collection is inspiring a new cocktail menu at the bar.

For those hunting down the best cocktail, look no further than Evening Standard's feature on American Bar, where they spoke with bartender Pippa Guy on why the Negroni is her favourite "it epitomises beauty in simplicity."

What you have to order in London's 10 best bars

Though it's not hard to find a decent drink in London, there's no such thing as the perfect bar. What makes a place work one evening might be its downfall the next, and besides, fun things wear thin when they're done too much.

Hot on their heels, The Independent named American Bar as one of the top cocktail bars in the UK, serving up a variety of 'cocktails with a side of class.'

11 of the best cocktail bars around the UK

What constitutes a great cocktail bar, while sometimes subjective, centres around consistent themes: elegance; innovation; aesthetics; and most importantly, a kick-ass drinks menu. According to Tristan Stephenson, drinks industry professional and author of The Curious Bartender books, the best bars are "the ones that do things effortlessly, and make you forget you're even in a bar and not somebody".

GQ featured Burmese restaurant Lahpet as one of its coolest things to do in London, calling the homemade Shan Tofu 'unlike anything you'll have tried elsewhere' 

10 coolest things to do in London this week

Things to do in London this week and weekend: The Rolling Stones at the London Stadium, Giant Steps outdoor venue opening in Hackney Wick

Detailed history, delicious cuisine, imaginative technology. Where can you get all three? See Stylist's inclusion of Le Petit Chef in their Unusual dining experiences in London you need to try roundup...

Unusual dining experiences in London you need to try

skip to main content Stylist logo Open site navigation Close site navigation Copyright © 2010-2018 Stylist Food Posted by Megan Murray Published There are just too many fabulously unusual and immersive dining experiences in London for you to stay at home. Take a look at some of the best that are happening in the city right now.

Private members' Devonshire Club in Central London is known for its luxury and glamour. Now for the first time, it has opened its doors to non-members after launching a new restaurant run by chef Adam Gray, as reported by Evening Standard....