Ryan Cheti
With a family background in food, culinary endeavours were always going to play a large part in Ryan's life.

After an initial stint in the kitchen, and many a year in academia (Fine Art, Biology and finally a Master in Philosophy), Ryan found his true output manifesting behind the bar- blending his unique influences of the arts and the sciences.

Once settled in the craft of the cocktail, it was very much a focus on the highest echelons- helping take bars such as Bramble, 69 Colebrooke Row, Purl and The Worship Street Whistling Shop onto
global fame.

Personally, he also has been crowned Bartender of the Year for the UK twice, held several national championship titles, and competed internationally. He was also named 'Hot Stuff' at the 2012 Imbibe Awards naming him as a pioneer and innovator, and the one under 30 to watch.

Being known for pushing the cutting edge of the food and drinks world, Ryan has given seminars and training throughout the UK, in The US, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Germany, Russia and Sri Lanka.

However, his main interest is engaging with the budding cocktail consumer and home enthusiast.

He has been a contributing writer to Class Magazine, Imbibe, Drinks International and more, and has had several features in national press. You can also engage with his cocktail suggestions for the home through his work for The Whisky Yearbook, The Whisky Show 2011 & 2012 and Unfiltered Magazine.

As Mr Lyan, he consults for brands such as Hennessy, Diageo, Bacardi, Martin Miller’s Gin, Green & Black’s and Cawston Press.

Entries by Ryan Cheti

The Best Drinks Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2016 | (15:02)

I've always asserted that the best thing about food and drink is its ability to offer such an honest window into the many different cultures you experience on your travels. Whenever I visit somewhere new (or familiar!), I insist on trying the local foods, beers and spirits - sometimes you...

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The 5 Best Wines for Your Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (00:56)

We're mid Wine Week here in London, and there's been a host of amazing events, tastings and tours afoot. These vary from beginner classes to events for the true geek to er, really geek out on. Plus there's the opportunity to engage with the events that surround this,...

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Irish Drinks Beyond St Patrick's Day

(0) Comments | Posted 24 March 2015 | (11:11)

Reaching the end of March, St Patrick's day already seems a distant memory. For my friends in the US, it's a night of green-filled Irish nostalgia (much borrowed). In the UK it is a similarly un-sombre affair, but the magic of Ireland is celebrated in a more directed manner. What's...

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The Secret of (Cocktail) Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted 16 November 2014 | (23:26)

Innovation has become the new buzz word in many worlds - particularly food and drink. However, along with the tagline 'craft' it can be extremely misleading. Many of the 'newest innovations' and the so-called leading innovators are really repackaged versions of something that's long been on the market, or simply an...

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The Language of Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2014 | (12:11)

I've always been a huge advocate of the humble Martini. Such a simple cocktail, yet few others possess its prowess in pulling off the sort of focus that it provides. To me, the Martini is a perfect restorative; it picks you up after a hard day, offers a gentle rejuvenation,...

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Celebrating the Best of British

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (15:33)

The food and drink scene in Britain has always had an illustrious history, though it sadly fell to the wayside for a little while. Thankfully, I think it's in a stronger place than ever. The beauty of Britain has always been its willingness to adopt influences from outside (note Chicken...

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Grow Your Own Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2014 | (11:53)

I've been fascinated by plants from a young age; from running home from school to check on propagating seeds to studying the process of photosynthesis at university - it's always brought a certain sense of wonder to fixate on the flora that surrounds us, and to study our relationship with...

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Next Steps in the Scandinavian (Food) Fetish

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (14:14)

There appears to be a minor fetish surrounding all things Scandinavian of late. The rise of Nordic cuisine has changed the way we in Britain - and around the world - approach and regard our food and ingredients. The likes of Noma and Faviken...

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Bang for Your Buck

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2014 | (12:18)

A sense of value is a funny thing. Good value definitely doesn't always mean cheap. This'll be plainly obvious to all of us having bought a cheaper alternative to only find it break on first use. It however, also certainly doesn't mean the most expensive - there are plenty of...

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Preservation - Storing Ingredients and Store Cupboard Ingredients for Your Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2014 | (08:43)

For many reasons it makes sense to stick to what is in season in terms of your food and drink. Firstly, it is much more environmentally sound; trying to grow crops out of season expends a huge amount of energy, and goes against the balance of ecosystems. For the more...

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Five Gins to Own - With Recipes to Match

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (01:45)

If you're like me, and your friends and family know your love of all things food and drink, you'll end up with a few extra bottles of booze for Christmas. Hopefully these will be high quality and interesting, rather than novelty or last minute from the local corner store, but...

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Cocktails to Fit Your Mood and Scenario

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2013 | (23:04)

I was asked by a journalist recently whether I saw the benefit to a cocktail, over say, a glass of wine. Of course, I am quick to defend my craft, but I think in particular, I view cocktails differently to many people.

To some, a cocktail is something that comes...

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Store Board Essentials and Kitchen Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2013 | (09:58)

Having worked briefly as a chef and loving spending time in the kitchen at home, I often draw parallels between the bar and the kitchen - but also between making a dish and making a cocktail. Obviously you're working with flavours and need to make sure it's edible, but there...

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Five Spirit Suggestions From the Big and Small

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2013 | (23:57)

Variety is an amazing thing. As markets mature, we get more competitors vying for our hard earned, and the quality of the options that are available rises as a result.

This has led to the constant evolution of our offerings and choices in every industry, and food and drink...

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Drinking Can Be Good for You!

(8) Comments | Posted 29 June 2013 | (01:00)

Booze is bad for you, right? Well, I'm quick to defend our humble drinks but I'm also certainly wary to describe them as good for you. The problem is, having dedicated myself to a life revolving around food and drink, I'm also quick to challenge the position posited by the...

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Eating Insects and Recycling Cocktails - The Future!

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2013 | (01:00)

Many people get sentimental for the past. Don't get me wrong, I too have a reverence for some of the finer points of history; Particularly in my main interests of music, art and drink, there have been several 'golden' periods that are very worthy of admiration. But I don't think...

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Booze - The Best of British

(6) Comments | Posted 11 May 2013 | (01:00)

I've covered before how I love using food and drink as a guide when I'm travelling. Often though, the ingredients themselves can be a source of revelation and fascination.

I was fortunate to be in Cuba representing the UK as part of a global bartending competition. The...

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Spring Is Here - Rejoice With Tequila!

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2013 | (01:00)

They say mud tends to stick, and tequila has had a hell of a lot of dirt thrown at it over the years. But I've been amazed, and very glad, to see how it continues to boom and shake off its tarnished reputation. There still seems to be a few...

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Five Pointers to Get More From Your Bar

(5) Comments | Posted 21 March 2013 | (00:00)

Ordering in a bar is easy; you chat to your bartender or server, and exchange some money for your goods and services. So why am I writing about it? Well, for one, have any of you felt particularly underwhelmed by a bar experience a friend has raved about? Friends are...

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Five Ways to Liven Up Everyday Drinking

(4) Comments | Posted 26 February 2013 | (00:00)

I'm quite inclined to make myself a cocktail at the end of a long day, and I'll certainly put together a few if I have friends coming over, but sometimes you just need something simple and easy. It's the same with dinner; I love putting together a favourite meal, but...

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