The Thinking Drinkers

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, aka the Thinking Drinkers, are award-winning drinks experts and writers, who have taken their expertise to the stage. They are two of the UK’s leading and most respected experts on all aspects of alcohol

With their catchphrase ‘Drink Less, Drink Better’, The Thinking Drinkers celebrate the men and women who have used alcohol to light a fire under the rocking chair of moribund ideas, rather than those irresponsible imbibers who have given drink its devilish reputation. Ben & Tom host an eclectic range of irreverent tastings for those thirsty to learn more and also run targeted training sessions for leading bar groups and pub companies.

A live show provides entertainment, information and free drinks, taking you on a journey through all things alcohol with a drink in your hand and a smile on your face. Alongside their live shows, the Thinking Drinkers regularly perform for corporate audiences and can perform their full theatrical comedy show to 500+ or a small, intimate drinks tastings to groups of 20 people.

Over the last ten years, they have successfully provided events for leading law firms, banks, and drinks companies, hosting tastings and talks at major food and music festivals. From rum and chocolate pairings to beer and cheese matching, their well-stocked drinks cabinet of corporate ideas are all designed to entertain, inform and offer something different to standard drinks events.

Regardless of your requirements, the Thinking Drinkers can design a bespoke drinks-led event to suit your needs.