When you had been to ask a cross-section of individuals in Bristol what their favorite bar is, you’d in all probability hear a standard reply.

Not solely is Milk Thistle among the best hidden bars the town has to supply, it additionally serves a firstclass vary of cocktails utilizing the best spirits cash can purchase.

And it now has one other string so as to add to its ever-growing bow, after its bar supervisor received a prestigious UK cocktail-making competitors.

In entrance of a crowd of round 100, Alex Godfrey beat off stiff competitors from across the UK at The Loft in Manchester to win the UK Chivas Masters, and can now compete within the international finals in London subsequent month.

To win the UK competitors, Alex needed to make a cocktail which finest represents the neighborhood of his hometown, and the judges deemed his Bristol-based concoction of Chivas whisky, sherry, Somerset cider cordial, celery bitters and tonic to be one of the best of the ten finalists they sampled.

The gifted mixologist is now relishing the chance to go up towards different successful bartenders from world wide.

“I’m now going to spend the following few weeks making ready for the ultimate. There’s lots of work to do.”

London’s massive closing, the primary to be held within the UK within the historical past of the Chivas competitors, will final for 5 days throughout which period all 22 finalists can be examined on quite a few abilities.

Alex’s successful cocktail, named ‘The Journey of Brothers’, can be featured in Milk Thistle’s new menu in September.