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London Cocktail Week Gin Takeover at The London Cocktail Week Pop-Up

  • 04/10/2019
  • Free Entry With Your Festival Pass

In partnership with Portobello Road Gin - this is your first chance to taste our specially created London Cocktail Week Gin.

Information

Address
London Cocktail Week Pop-Up, 5-7 Grape Street, London, WC2H 8DW
Date
04/10/2019
Times
19.00-23.00
Price
Free Entry With Your Festival Pass

About

Join the London Cocktail Week team and Jake F Burger (master distillery from Portobello Road Gin and creator of our very own liquid) as he makes classic gin cocktails from the ground floor bar. 

Perfect G&T - £6
London Cocktail Week Tenth Anniversary Gin and Three Centrs Dry Tonic - garnished with an amalfi lemon twist
Negroni - £6
London Cocktail Week Tenth Anniversary Gin, sweet vermouth and Campari - garnished with an orange wedge
Classic Martini - £6
London Cocktail Week Tenth Anniversary Gin and dry vermouth - garnished with an amalfi lemon twist
Sir Collins - £6
London Cocktail Week Tenth Anniversary Gin, yellow chartreuse and Three Cent's Gentleman's Soda

Tasting notes courtesy from one of our favourites @ginmonkeyuk

The #DreamTeam over at @drinkupldn have only gone and launched a gin to celebrate the TENTH anniversary of the brilliant London Cocktail Week!
A collaboration with @portobelloroadgin, the super limited edition gin of just 1,000 bottles, takes inspiration from London's vibrant hospitality scene. There's a lot of brilliant stuff going on in this bottle (as there is in London’s bars right now), so let me try to break it down:

- Coffee beans to symbolise the contemporary (Espresso martini anyone?).
- Hibiscus flower signifies the cosmopolitan.
- Juniper (but of course) is there for the iconic and historic.
- Amalfi Lemon captures the vibrancy.
- The historic East India Company's spice trade, which provided botanicals to London during the #gincraze, are signified with the addition of nutmeg, coriander seed & rosemary. .
- Sour mash redistilled from discarded botanicals used in the signature Portobello gin is added to promote sustainability.
A few other botanicals are included for balance, and the result is a delicious blend of 10. .

To taste? It carries a lot of the hallmarks of the Portobello Road No.171, but there's more going on here, as you might expect given the varied botanical line up. There's plenty of juniper in there (phew) and a nice level of citrus support. The coffee was quite evident to me, though that may be because I'm more of a tea girl (@yorkshiretea, obviously). But it was there on the nose, and definitely on the dry finish. There's rosemary on the nose too, along with citrus and warm spice. Lovely stuff.