The Thinking Drinkers

The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham.

Ben McFarland is the triple-crowned winner of British Beer Writer of the Year – the first as the youngest ever recipient. He is also 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.

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.

Having met in their 20s whilst working on a leading pub magazine, Ben & Tom left for America where they co-wrote the award-winning Good Beer Guide West Coast USA. They are drinks columnists for the Daily Telegraph newspaper and regularly contribute to an array of international publications including the Spectator, Esquire, Shortlist, Times, Guardian, Time Out London, Conde Nast Traveller, Imbibe Magazine and the Independent.

They are drinks experts for Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and both regularly appear on radio and television espousing their “drink less drink better” message.