Filthy Still by Dan Miles: An exclusive excerpt

Dan Miles is an award-winning bartender turned writer. Despite being British he represented New Zealand in the 2008 Cocktail World Cup, has worked in bars everywhere from Australia to Shanghai, appeared on radio and television and won the Evening Standard’s London’s Best Bar award.

He contributes to the US edition of the Huffington Post. This month he released his debut novel, Filthy Still: a tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails, as an e-book.

Following the misadventures of protagonist Alex Cotton, the book is based on Miles’ five years as a bartender in Queenstown, New Zealand, which boasts the ratio of one bar to every 40 inhabitants. Dan has kindly let us publish the first chapter of his book, which can be bought here, on db.com. 

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