Julian Vallis is a serious cocktail nerd, alongside his other half, Sandra Lim and can be found on Instagram and Twitter. Together, they’ve been tasting some of the best spirits and liqueurs as well as dwelling at some of the best bars around the world since 2010. They have an unorthodox history of being discerning punters having been taught by the fabulous Sarah Mitchell and Adam Smithson at the Juniper Society at Graphic Bar (the first ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions), and got into making cocktails after a Bombay Sapphire Masterclass organised by Sam Carter at the Rib Room during the Queen’s Jubilee.
Since then, they've met many other bloggers and industry folk (both bar and distillers). In doing so they've sampled some of the best spirits and liqueurs the market has to offer, as well as cocktails rated as ‘the best’ from an enviable bar tab across the globe. Putting this experience to practice, they champion spirits through their ultimate medium – the cocktail – and in doing so help run both the Negroni Club & Martini Club to help people discover, enjoy and savour two of the most important cocktails. They also help educate others to assess and appreciate spirits correctly to help ‘raise the bar’ of the spirits community and never stop experimenting, learning and perfecting cocktails.