Mike Gerrard

Copywriter, Writer

Award-winning Travel and Drinks Writer

I’m a full-time travel and drinks writer, contributing to newspapers, magazines, and websites in the UK and worldwide. In addition I’ve written over 40 guidebooks, one podcast, three radio plays, a collection of my travel writing (Snakes Alive) and a crime novel (Strip till Dead).

I’ve written for people including National Geographic, The Times, American Express, Google, Microsoft, Waitrose Drinks, The Huffington Post and BBC Travel.

My awards include:
A Travelex Award for Best Travel Consumer Magazine Feature
A British Guild of Travel Writers Award
Two Awards for Excellence from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild
A Benjamin Franklin Award in the USA for a guidebook to Paris
One of the Press Gazette’s 50 Most Influential Travel Journalists in the UK
AITO Online Travel Writer of the Year
Shortlisted for AITO Travel Blogger of the Year
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post
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Location|English
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Drinks

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Royal Salute Whisky Review
November, 1 2018
traveldistilled.com
Steel Bonnets Whisky Review
October, 29 2018
traveldistilled.com
On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail
January, 7 2019
traveldistilled.com
Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco Tequila Review
December, 31 2018
traveldistilled.com
Stillhouse Black Bourbon Review
January, 9 2019
traveldistilled.com
Tequila and Terroir
November, 19 2018
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Padró Rojo Clasico Vermouth Review
November, 19 2018
traveldistilled.com
Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review
November, 29 2018
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GEM&BOLT Mezcal Review
December, 5 2018
traveldistilled.com
World's Best Whiskies
December, 20 2018
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SUSTO MEZCAL Review
December, 17 2018
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Desert Door Texas Sotol Review
January, 2 2019
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A Field Guide to Whisky
July, 11 2018
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Lynchburg Lemonade Review
July, 18 2018
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Cornish Rum Review
July, 23 2018
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Visiting Don Julio
September, 1 2018
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Volcan de mi Tierra
July, 23 2018
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Dundee Marmalade Gin Liqueur
August, 28 2018
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Jarnac Distilleries
August, 31 2018
traveldistilled.com
Bats for Tequila
September, 6 2018
traveldistilled.com
Blog Post
Farmers and Distillers in DC

A visit to Farmers and Distillers, a restaurant/bar/distillery in Washington DC, with a tour of the distillery and a tasting.

September, 7 2018
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Drinking In the History of Cognac
December, 23 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Getting a Taste for Cognac in Jarnac
December, 20 2013
traveldistilled.com
Blog Post
Patron Tequila Distillery Tour

A visit to the Patron Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, to see how one of the world's best-known tequilas is made.

July, 12 2018
traveldistilled.com
Blog Post
Metaxa Mixology in Athens

A visit to two of the best cocktail bars in Athens where the bartenders are getting creative with the traditional Greek spirit, Metaxa.

traveldistilled.com
Blog Post
Denver’s Leopold Brothers Distillery

A visit to see the outstanding Leopold Brothers Distillery in Denver, Colorado.

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Article
On the Tequila Trail.pdf

I was lucky enough recently to take the Tequila Trail in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. While there I visited legendary distilleries such as Patron and Don Julio, as well as distilleries like El Tesoro, Herradura, Altos, Cazadores, and a new distillery, Volcan de mi Tierra.

Travel

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On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
July, 31 2018
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Meeting the Oyster Man of Loch Fyne
November, 4 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Meet the Mob in Las Vegas
November, 8 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Award-Winning Scottish Hotel
October, 14 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
On Sharkwatch in Scotland
November, 18 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow
October, 7 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Scallops in Scotland
October, 29 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Chef All at Sea
October, 7 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Country House Comfort in Perthshire
October, 14 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Drive Scotland in a Classic Car
October, 21 2013
huffingtonpost.co.uk
Article
Peace and Panna Cotta in Dunkeld
October, 9 2013
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Article
Waitrose Drinks Xmas 2017 cover and story.pdf

My travel feature on Iceland for Waitrose Drinks magazine in the UK.

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Article
Waitrose Drinks Summer 2018 Kentucky Feature.pdf

My feature on Kentucky for Waitrose Drinks magazine in the UK.

bbc.com
Article
A 600-mile walk to a singing river

On a trip to the neighboring towns of Florence and Muscle Shoals in Alabama, I felt privileged to be introduced to Tom Hendrix. Tom had the most powerful and moving story to tell, which I was delighted to share with readers on BBC Travel.

October, 11 2016
bbc.com
Article
Gip’s backyard shack of blues

On a visit to Birmingham in Alabama I was lucky enough to be there on a Saturday night and got taken to Gip’s Place. It was an amazing experience to visit what is one of the last juke joints in the USA. I was so bowled over by it that I knew I had to write about it, and fortunately sold the story to BBC Travel.

September, 23 2016
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