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Top Cigar Humidor Tips

Top Cigar Humidor Tips

The most important tip to know and care about, when looking to choose a cigar from any humidor, is the time you have available in which to smoke it. In fact it’s downright rude to select a cigar badly…

What is a Butler? ‘The Butler Way’ Explained!

What is a Butler? ‘The Butler Way’ Explained!

So what is a Butler? What is ‘The Butler Way’ ? Is it a frame of mind, a definable set of skills or perhaps an ideal to pursue, a Holy Grail of excellence? Moreover is the ‘Butler Way’ something to be striven for by domestic staff alone or is it rather an ethos to which [...]

Classic Champagne Cocktails

Classic Champagne Cocktails

While we all know that there are dozens of champagne or sparkling wine cocktail recipes out there but a Butler or bon viveur only needs to know the classics. So in spite of Ms Lily Bollinger’s opinion that,“…champagne should only be mixed with atmosphere.” here are the Butler’s top 5…

Who Cleans the Queen’s Silver Teapot?

Who Cleans the Queen’s Silver Teapot?

It’s not every day one gets to speak to a man who has been held under armed guard in the Tower of London, has access to enough poison to kill a large herd of elephants and who cleans the personal silver teapot of H.M.

The Classic Martini Recipe

The Classic Martini Recipe

To mix a perfect Dry Martini Cocktail is not just a question of finding the classic martini recipe. It’s to do with understanding the ethos of the drink, its origins and variations and, using that information, to create the perfect Dry Martini cocktail that is right for you ( or your guest).