Cocktails with northern soul

Inverness bartender Grant Murray will represent the UK at London Cocktail Week next month in the world semi-finals of the Cherry Heering cocktail competition.

• Murray of Scotch & Rye, Inverness.
• Murray of Scotch & Rye, Inverness.

Murray will go head to head with 46 other bartenders from around the globe as a judging panel of experts, including Simon Difford of Difford’s Guide, whittle the field down to a final ten.
Murray said reaching the semi-final was not only a victory for himself, but an endorsement of the Inverness bar scene as a whole.
“For someone from Inverness [to be in the semi-final] is great for the city and for Scotland,” he said.