Saint James Rhum Cocktail Competition

Last week one of the cocktail competitions we judged was the Saint James Cocktail Competition. Fifteen candidates squared off against each other in the lovely ‘La Tricoterie’ in Brussels in the hope of winning one of the great prizes – amongst them one of the last bottles of Saint James 250 for Belgium. Saint James…

Argousier – Belgian sea-buckthornberry liquor

Spawned from the alchemical wedding between award-winning Belgian bartender Jeroen Van Hecke and ‘Distillerie de Biercée’. Jeroen Van Hecke, bartender at the very famous ‘L’Apereau’ cocktailbar in Blankenberge, had won the ‘Biercée Gin cocktail competition’ and as a reward they locked him up in a cellar with Christophe Mulatin and Pierre Gérard at the Belgian…