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
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Article, Blog Post
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Location|English
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Drinks

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Herno Old Tom Gin Review
January 26, 2019
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The Art of Distilling Book Review
February 4, 2019
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Volcan Cristalino Tequila Review
January 25, 2019
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Tequila Mockingbird Book Review
January 28, 2019
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Travel Distilled
February 15, 2019
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St George Dry Rye Gin Review
February 27, 2019
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Mezcal Book Review
April 2, 2019
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Bourbon-Barrel Gin Review
May 1, 2019
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Bourbon Justice Book Review
April 19, 2019
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Mr Kamm's Gin Review
April 30, 2019
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The Flavored Whiskey Boom
April 15, 2019
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Jose Cuervo Orange Pineapple Margarita
April 23, 2019
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Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin
May 9, 2019
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Royal Salute Whisky Review
November 1, 2018
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Steel Bonnets Whisky Review
October 29, 2018
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On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail
January 7, 2019
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Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco Tequila Review
December 31, 2018
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Stillhouse Black Bourbon Review
January 9, 2019
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Tequila and Terroir
November 19, 2018
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Padró Rojo Clasico Vermouth Review
November 19, 2018
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Bitter Truth Pink Gin Review
November 29, 2018
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GEM&BOLT Mezcal Review
December 5, 2018
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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
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Bats for Tequila
September 6, 2018
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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
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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.

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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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Casa Noble Distillery Tour
January 31, 2019
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Touring the Metaxa Distillery
March 11, 2019
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Tasting Metaxa with the Master
March 11, 2019
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Espolon Tequila Distillery Tour
April 23, 2019
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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
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