One of the most read and most referenced blogs about booze, Alcademics features the thorough writings of veteran industry journalist Camper English. Whatever interests you about cocktails or distilling, English has likely written about it.
The author has traveled the world covering the industry. By his own count he has visited more than 120 distilleries, blending houses and bodegas. English won the Best Cocktail Writing award at Tales of the Cocktail in 2011, the industry’s top writing award, and receives the same nomination almost every year. In 2014 he was named International Cognac Writer of the Year.
What English is perhaps best known for is being the world’s leading ice nerd. On his blog he chronicles his exhaustive, scientific search for the best ice for drinks, making him the go-to writer when it comes to all things frozen water.
English is based in San Francisco. Recently he published a book on gin and tonic. He writes with both humor and scientific know-how, and is a must-read for any bartender looking to expand their knowledge and improve their craft.