Mike Gerrard

Mike Gerrard

I'm a journalist.

I’m a full-time travel and drinks writer, especially about spirits. Take a look at my cuttings here and contact me via my website: www.mikegerrard.com..

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Ten of the Best American Scenic Byways

My piece for TripReporter rounding up ten of the USA's stunning Scenic Byways.

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Visiting the Lyrarakis Winery on Crete

Cretan wine is booming, as at the Lyrarakis Winery near Iraklion on Crete

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Mike Gerrard | Award-winning Travel and Drinks Writer

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How to Make Petimezi

For my website Greece Travel Secrets, I meet someone on Crete who shows me how she makes the Cretan sweet syrup, petimezi.

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Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin Review

Travel Distilled reviews Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin from Australia, at 58.8% ABV.

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The Huffington Post United Kingdom

Hiking The Samaria Gorge On Crete

Hiking The Samaria Gorge On Crete with Ramblers Holidays.

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Mezcal Amores

Travel Distilled meets Mezcal Amores and discovers there's more to Mexican spirits than tequila.

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Ultimate Olympic Sports Holidays

To tie in with the Rio Olympics, my feature for the Singapore Airlines Priority magazine on the ultimate sports holidays that allow you to improve your skills with an Olympian teacher.

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Caorunn Scottish Gin Review

I review Caorunn Scottish gin on my Travel Distilled blog.

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Cooking Gumbo in New Orleans

Cooking gumbo in New Orleans with the amazing and entertaining Chef Toya Boudy.

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The Huffington Post United Kingdom

Polishing Diamonds In Amsterdam

Learning how you polish a diamond from the world's leading diamond polisher at Coster Diamonds in Amsterdam

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12 Top USA Art Museums

12 of the top art museums in the USA

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Beer Advocate

Where to Drink Beer in Tucson

Where to Drink in Tucson, Arizona: My piece on the Tucson beer scene for BeerAdvocate

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Muscle Shoals Has Still Got The Swampers

A visit to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and a meeting with one of the legendary Swampers band.

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One Man and His Gin

My short feature for Chilled Magazine on Simon Buley, the Master Distiller at Scotland's Caorunn Gin.