Alex is a dipsologist (a student of the thirst for alcohol), and former bartender.

His interest in beer and wine began at the age of seven when he worked regular Sunday shifts in the family off licence.

An interest in craft spirits and cocktails followed when he began competing with his colleagues to create the best post-shift Bloody Mary at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008.

Since then his horizons have broadened to home distilling and infusing, and developing pre-bottled cocktails for events and parties (available for bookings, see Fox & Beagle)

A native South Londoner, Alex spent ten years discovering whisky in glorious exile in Edinburgh but returned to London in 2013.

He has since dedicated himself to dipsological study and exploration of London’s booming bar scene.

He will write about this here.


  • Cocktail: the Sazerac
  • Whisky: Talisker 10
  • Bar: Attaboy, New York