Irish spirits maker The Boatyard Distillery has appointed Declan McGurk as commercial director to grow its international presence.

McGurk departs The Savoy

27 July, 2020

Declan McGurk is to leave The Savoy in London, after seven years at the helm of the hotel's famed American Bar, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.

Elon Soddu has been named head bartender of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy hotel in London.

The UKBG has been turned on its head by the appointment of an all-star team that includes bartending legend Peter Dorelli, Declan McGurk of the American Bar and Mia Johansson of Swift.

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