Tag: Simon Ford

Simon Ford on the topic of gin in general and Fords Gin in particular

‘Fords Gin was created to be a versatile all-around cocktail gin that could be a ‘go to’ gin for bartenders making the classic gin cocktails. The journey started with a bartender friend of mine and I drawing chef-like flavour maps that showed gin botanicals paired with key flavours and ingredients found in classic cocktails.’

Simon Ford on what he’s learned

What’s it like to start your own spirits company, and travel the globe spreading the word? Simon Ford knows what it’s like. Ford has been in Melbourne last week and is in Sydney this week to show bartenders his 86 Spirits Co range. We chatted to him about what the past year has been like, and about getting behind the bar at some of the country’s top bars for rockstar shifts during his visit.

How to start your very own spirits brand: we talk to the 86 Company’s Simon Ford

Simon Ford has worked at the big spirit companies, is known for bringing Plymouth gin to bartenders worldwide, and worked for a long time as an ambassador for Pernod Ricard. He’s traded all that in now for his own spirits company, The 86 Company, and his very own eponymous gin, Ford’s Gin. Bartender sought to find out more about where the market’s been and where it’s going.

EVENT: The Craft 2009

SIGNÉ and The Craft are excited to announce three of the world’s leading bar industry authorities; Jim Meehan, Desmond Payne and Simon Ford headlining mentors for The Craft Programme 2009…