This year, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has been working alongside three top London bars to create a series of immersive experiences that each focus on a different spirit. Mark’s Bar at Hixter Bankside, Punch Room at The London EDITION and Showdown at Lockhart have and will be hosting experiences providing a sneak peek into the leading wine and spirit education body’s Spirits courses!
Kicking off in June, From Still to Bar spent a month at Mark’s Bar focusing on rum, before moving to Punch Room for gin in August, where we spent an insightful evening last week.
From Still to Bar involves trying a tasting flight of gin, while listening to a very short podcast by Will Lowe, who is the WSET spirits expert. Through an iPod, Will took us through the background and production of gin before taking us through how to taste of gin and what flavours and nuances to look for.
Once the tasting was finished, we were able to choice our favourite one from all three and have a personalised cocktail. We chose one with The Botanist! Overall a really fun and engaging way to learn about spirits!
If you would like to head on down, the experience will be available at The Punch Room until the end of August or alternatively the final leg of the tour will be Showdown in November, where the focus will be on the bar’s flagship spirit, whisky.