Today marks the start of the second London Cocktail Week which runs until the 16th October. Whether you are part of the industry or just a consumer there is a lot going on. From Monday 10th there will be routemaster buses available to take you between the different areas of the London bar scene. To [...]
It’s Sunday and it’s time for London Cocktail Week to draw to a close. I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few days checking out what has been going on, and this is just a quick recap of some of the highlights of my trip.
Hendrick’s put on a stunning show, transforming an old petrol station into a tranquil haven in Clerkenwell. In a private event, ‘The Quintessential Anthology of Gin’, myself and some fellow companions were able to taste Hendrick’s in all it’s parts. From the carterhead still product, along to Hendricks at 80%ABV and even a sneaky tasting of Battersea Cordial!
The Zacapa seminar with Lorena Vasquez, the master blender, was a great delight and was followed by Glen Hooper talking about reviving the digestif with Rum.
Those folks at Hendrick’s have decided to decamp to London Cocktail Week for the um, week. They appear to be having some amazing events planned, which all have rather adjective filled titles. I’m in attendance for part of the week and shall hopefully be attending the Anthology of Gin, along with a Hendrick’s & Tonic [...]
I remember the first time I uttered the short phrase of ‘London Cocktail Week’, the person I was speaking to looked joyfully at me. They responded “A Week? Of Cocktails? Oh MY!’ That’s pretty much what my thoughts were when I first heard about it. I’ll hopefully be able to attend a few bits and [...]