What do Mixologists Look For in a New Spirits Brand?
Insights from Tiago Mira at the London Spirits Competition on what mixologists look for in a new spirits brand.
LSC interviewed Tiago Mira, a judge at the London Spirits Competition on what mixologists look for in a new spirits brand?
Tiago Mira: When pitching a new product the idea is that the brand brings a new concept. Obviously looking at the UK market, there is a lot of products coming on a daily basis. So it has to be something very innovative, something ambitious and something with a bit of history as well. Obviously, it is not as simple as it sounds, but...
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About Tiago Mira
Tiago Mira is a Head Bartender and Head Mixologist at Annabel’s Club in Berkeley Square, London. He has more than 10 years of experience in the beverage industry working in 4* and 5* hotels bars in Portugal and London. He is always a 100% customer oriented professional. Since he arrived in London, he has competed and judged many competitions including the National UKBG competition.
About London Spirits Competition
The London Spirits Competition looks to recognise, reward and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. For any spirits brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list - and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it.