London Cocktail Week 2011


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 [...]

London Cocktail Week Photos

CLASS Awards 2010 -Results

London Cocktail Week was drawn to a close with the results of the CLASS awards. We couldn’t be there in person, but thanks to Adam Elmegirab (of the Dr. Adam’s bokers bitters fame) and others at the event, we were able to find out the results. So in now particular order, the winners of the [...]

London Cocktail Week: Review – Drinks & Drinks


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.

Let London Cocktail Week Commence

London Cocktail Week has started, it’s the Monday and we are upset that we can’t make any events until Wednesday at the earliest! Enjoy whatever you get upto, highlights can be found here: London Cocktail Week Schedule – Monday

Hendrick’s Horseless Carriage of Curiosities at London Cocktail Week

Hendrick's Horseless Carriage of Curiosities

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 [...]

CLASS Awards Nominations 2010

Class Magazine Logo

As part of our look at London Cocktail Week, we thought it would be good to bring you the full list of nominees for the CLASS Awards.  CLASS have altered their usual schedule of awards so that they can host the awards as the finale of London Cocktail Week on the Sunday 17th, at Shoreditch [...]

RumFest 2010 – Kensington Olympia 2

Rumfest Free Pour

Whilst we may have a penchant for Gin over here we do indulge in other spirits from time to time.  A little bit of Rum in our lives is always welcome.  Thanks to RumFest, the brainchild of Ian Burrell, we can all learn a little bit more about Rum as Rumfest is the world’s largest [...]

London Cocktail Week – Schedules, and more.

London Cocktail Week Logo

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 [...]