Steve aka "The Lazy Scientist" has been a chilli aficionado going on over 20 years. It was around 2015 and a move to London in pursuit of a new career in teaching that the art of fermentation began to play a much bigger part and led in turn to the registering of a food business producing small batches of hot sauce, which are now the staple of many a local dining table and commercial establishment.
In 2018, following some nurturing conversations with friends he decided it was high time to put everything learnt to the test and see if a larger audience, who were similarly enthusiastic about melting their faces could be reached… Thus "The Lazy Scientist" was born.
Steve follows an ethos of sustainability; choosing only the finest, fresh ingredients he can source either from his own garden or that of family and friends who grow a variety of both rare and interesting chillies year on year, or by supporting the Brixton economy and working together with the market traders on Electric Avenue who have an abundance of exotic ingredients to bring to the table.
Mondo Brewing is an independent brewery grounded in London, founded in 2014 by two Americans. A stone’s throw away from the iconic Battersea Power Station, our brewery and tap house are nestled just a few hundred yards south of there, waiting to be discovered by thirsty patrons.
Market Row Rum is a blend of pot still rums from distilleries across Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic, matured in ex-bourbon barrels for up to 5 years hand crafted in the heart of Brixton and infused with flavours of Brixton Market.
It is then re-distilled with hand-picked botanicals by Matt Servini (our Distiller), here in Brixton, London and given the seal of approval by our partners in Jamaica
Many of the aged rums that are incorporated in this blend are award-winning within their own right and it is bottled without any additional sugar, flavourings or colouring