Diageo brand ambassadors to host series of virtual cocktail masterclasses for people to enjoy from the comfort of their home

A group of Diageo brand ambassadors are teaming up to host a series of virtual cocktail masterclasses for people to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

Published 6th Apr 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Premium spirit brands, Villa Ascenti gin, Belsazar vermouth, Ketel One Vodka, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Johnnie Walker will take over the World Class GB’s social media pages to give people access to instructional videos on how to make mixed drinks.

Each day, the chosen spirit experts will take turns to host three workshops, showcasing unique cocktail recipes and tips, using everyday ingredients found at home.

Aside from perfecting mixology skills, those tuned in will also learn how to craft delicious homemade syrups, citrusy cordials and lots more.

Jason Clark, World Class and Talisker GB brand ambassador said: “Our team of GB Brand Ambassadors are usually out and about. Faced with this unusual amount of time at home, we wanted to put this time to good use and reach out to people at home and the bartending community to inspire and educate, so that people can stay in touch on social media and learn new skills.

"A few of the team have some extra skills up their sleeve too – so you might see some added content away from the usual cocktail videos, to keep everyone entertained. We’re all in this together.”

Jason Clark has already kicked the series off on Facebook with a demonstration on how to craft a ‘Forager’s Cordini’ - a versatile sweet, sour and herbal cordial, ideal to use in highballs and sours - as well as a ‘Talisker Old Fashioned’, using cupboard staples, such as marmalade or golden syrup.

The virtual masterclasses will run at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm each day, and will feature Kirsten Jarin of Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Christie Knight of Villa Ascenti gin, Adam McGurk of Belsazar vermouth, Kate Jackson of Ketel One vodka and Ali Reynolds of Johnnie Walker.


Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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