London cocktail week is gearing up to be a pretty big week packed full of events and pop up bars to check out.
One on our hit list is with craft bourbon Woodford Reserve who will be launching ‘The Art of the Old Fashioned’ a one-of-a-kind bar celebrating the classic American cocktail.
Set in Shoreditch and running throughout London Cocktail Week, the bar will offer an exclusive opportunity to sample a menu collaborated upon internationally. As bartenders from across the world showcase their finest Old Fashioneds, guests will also be invited to create their very own cocktail through an immersive masterclass deconstructing the Old Fashioned.
The curated menu sees the collaboration of some of the world’s most skilled bartenders such as Eric Lorinz at The SAVOY and Marian Beke at Nightjar, crafting a unique Old Fashioned recipe that showcases the depth and character of the bourbon. With each Old Fashioned priced at £5 for London Cocktail Week wristband holders, the bar offers an exclusive opportunity to discover the versatility of this classic cocktail and taste the best from some the world’s most loved bars.
Set in a railway arch in Shoreditch, The Art of the Old Fashioned will also offer guests the chance to experience the world of Woodford Reserve through deconstructing the Old Fashioned. A unique and interactive masterclass will invite guests to turn their hands to the craft of mixology, creating their own unique recipe under the guidance of the Woodford Reserve brand ambassador. Leaving with a hand bottled Old Fashioned, guests will be provided with the recipe card, allowing them to recreate the drink at home. For inspiration, check out our take on the Old Fashioned here.
The Art of the Old Fashioned runs from 6th to 9th October 2015 from 6pm to 11pm each evening and is located at 347 Old Street in East London.
Each Old Fashioned will be priced at £5, with the masterclasses priced at £15. For more information, or to book a masterclass, visit www.londoncocktailweek.com
Woodford Reserve Tasting Notes
Appearance: Clean, brilliant honey amber.
Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa.
Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail.