Scandal is brewing in the British bar world, with liquor conglomerate Diego Diageo (maker of such familiar brands as J&B, Smirnoff and Guinness) apologizing to independent Scottish beermaker BrewDog for pressuring organizers to withhold their Bar Operator of the Year award at the very last minute. According to the Scotsman,
BrewDog, the Fraserburgh-based company which has gained a reputation for its handcrafted ales was voted top bar operator at a ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday. However, executives from Diageo refused to hand over the award – and tried to give it to another operator – even though BrewDog’s name was written on the trophy.
Always been a fan of espresso on ice cream (Toscanini's sweet cream w/ a shot, please).
But the folks at Kitchn are mixing it up a little: instead of hot 'spresso on cold vanilla, they advocate a shot of Scotch instead, with the liquor's alcohol softening the ice cream instead of the heat of the coffee. Sprinke with a little espresso powder, and you're all set.