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The Thinking Drinkers

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are the Thinking Drinkers, award-winning drinks experts and writers who have taken their expertise to the stage. Their award-winning drinks-based comedy theatre shows THE THINKING DRINKERS GUIDE TO ALCOHOL, THE THINKING DRINKERS GUIDE TO THE LEGENDS OF LIQUOR, THE THINKING DRINKERS AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DRINKS, PUBCRAWL and PUBQUIZ have had sell out runs in the West End and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Ben and Tom are drinks columnists for the Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator and write about enlightened imbibing for an array of international publications including the National Geographic, Esquire, Shortlist, The Times, The Guardian, Time Out London, Conde Nast Traveller, Imbibe Magazine, The Independent and Drinks Retailer News. Their books The Thinking Drinkers: An Enlightened Imbibers Guide to Alcohol while Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol are both award winning and their most recent tome The Thinking Drinkers Almanac is available from all good bookshops. They regularly appear on the likes of Sunday Brunch and This Morning espousing their “Drink Less. Drink Better” mantra.

They have also been instrumental in launching both Hobo Beer and Hobo Cyder and are creative consultants for an array of alcohol-based endeavours.

Ben McFarland

Ben McFarland is the author of World’s Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague and Boutique Beer: 500 of the World’s Finest Craft Brews. He is the triple-crowned winner of British Beer Writer of the Year – the first time as the youngest ever recipient.

Tom Sandham

Tom Sandham is former editor of leading industry spirits and cocktail magazine CLASS and lectures on spirits for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He launched the Top 50 Bars of the World and House Tonic magazine for the Soho House Group, and is also the author of the award-winning World’s Best Cocktails.