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LCW19 – Bacardi Rum Room Oct 10

 

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With its heritage of 157 years of rum making, you can expect Bacardi to bring you a series of tasty events showcasing the brand’s premium rums, all aged under the Caribbean sun, including a very first taste of BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez; a brand new, premium, gold sipping rum that’s barrel-aged for a minimum of ten years, officially launched this October. BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez is the latest addition to the BACARDÍ range of barrel-aged rums, joining BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro and BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho.

Furthermore, BACARDÍ’s UK Brand Ambassador Metinee (May) Kongsrivilai will be on hand giving rum lovers the chance to dive into the world of barrel-aged rums, learn about the unique Caribbean ageing process while tasting sipping rums and classic cocktails such as the Mojito.

Entry into the Rum Room is free and you can sign up to their free masterclasses HERE.

London Cocktail Week 2019 Oct 04

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Returning for its tenth anniversary, London Cocktail Week is back and the celebration has been extended to ten days, starting the 4th October 2019.

From £6 signature cocktails served in 300 bars across London, to the Cocktail Village complete with 40+ pop-up bars, street food and DJs, via pop-ups, parties and masterclasses all over London, this is the premier celebration of the London’s cocktail scene.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The Festival is divided into three parts – The Cocktail Tours, The Events Schedule and The Cocktail Village and all require you to pick up a Festival Pass for £10, which covers you for the whole 10 days until the 13th October.

The Cocktail Tours – £6 signature cocktails in 300 of London’s best bars (4-13 Oct)
Each participating venue will serve a bespoke London Cocktail Week cocktail for the duration of the festival at a price of just £6, all you need to do is flash your £10 Festival Pass on the DrinkUp.London app to get access. The tours are self-guided, and as long as the bars are open, the drinks are available – so you can taste and explore at your own leisure – whether that’s hitting up a whole host of bars in one night, or savouring one per day. You can check out all the bars taking part HERE.

The Cocktail Village – 40+ pop-up bars, Street Feast food vendors and DJs in the heart of Brick Lane (9-13 Oct)
Hosted in the heart of the East End – The Cocktail Village is the culmination of the whole festival and entry is free and included with your £10 Festvial Pass. With new brands and bars popping up each and every year – this is a true cocktail lovers’ paradise with a real outdoor, end of summer festival vibe as the music cranks up and the cocktails keep flowing. See who’s popping-up in this year’s hub HERE.

Events Schedule – pop-ups, parties and masterclasses all over town
There is a full schedule of events to check out as part of London Cocktail Week. Some of these events are free to attend with your Festival Pass – others have a ticket price attached, but be assured, these events are cherry picked by the DrinkUp team for being of the best content and value. See the full schedule HERE.

Plus for 2019 the trusty wristbands have returned to celebrate the tenth anniversary. All you need to do is flash your phone Festival Pass at either our Covent Garden Pop-up between 4-10 October (5-7 Grape Street, London, WC2H 8DW) or the hub, the Cocktail Village between 9-13 October (146 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU) to get one – but please note once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Spiced Dry Rum Club to Set Sail at Laki Kane Sep 21

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Offering a world-first, unique rum re-distillation experience, the Spiced Dry Rum Club will delve into the world of rum like never before.

Laki Kane Spiced Dry Rum Club LogoLaunching Friday 12th October 2018
144-145 Upper St
London
N1 1QY
www.lakikane.com/spiced-dry-rum-club

Spiced Dry Rum Club

A spectacular and exciting secret is tucked away above Laki Kane’s tropical escape bar, in the heart of N1. After months of development and refining, the Spiced Dry Rum Club will open its doors for its first official rum experience commencing Friday 12th October. The Spiced Dry Rum Club provides a truly unique rum re-distillation experience by utilising techniques that have not previously been made available to the public including nineteen copper alembic pot stills. Lead by a rotating team of London’s foremost rum experts, guests will embark on a voyage of rum discovery, experiment with flavours and design their very own bottle of rum to take home, completely bespoke to their own tastes.

A charismatic and charming 17th century inspired interior sets the scene for this unique 2.5 hour experience taking place daily at Laki Kane’s Spiced Dry Rum Club. Run by London’s most prominent bartenders and rum experts, rum-lovers and newcomers alike will be taken on a journey through the history of rum, indulge in premium rum tastings, learn about the key ingredients used in rum making and discover the perfect cocktail pairings for this exciting new style of rum.

Spiced Dry Rum Club Re-Distillation

Each guest will be seated at one of nineteen beautifully hand-crafted, copper alembic pot stills as the Spiced Dry Rum Club master distillers guide each guest through the re-distillation process, experimenting with spices and fruits to create their very own bespoke bottle of rum to take home.

The design of the Spiced Dry Rum Club has been influenced by the 17th century maritime rum trade, tales of large ships sailing high seas is etched throughout the upstairs bar with the main Pusser’s Rum Ship table seating twelve people and the Captain’s Table seating seven.

Experiences are available to book now from £119 (plus booking fees), which includes food and drinks during the session plus the guestsSpiced Dry Rum Club Gift Bag own 700ml bottle of rum to take home along with a Spiced Dry Rum Club gift bag containing exciting products from Laki Kane and partners. Bookings can be made at lakikane.com/spiced-dry-rum-club and further bespoke packages will be available on request.

Speaking about the launch of the Spiced Dry Rum Club, Georgi Radev (Creative Director) says: “Rum is such an amazing spirit and to be able to offer others an opportunity to learn about the history and re-distillation process is something I have wanted to do for years. The Spiced Dry Rum Club is an unforgettable experience and one that will allow rum lovers and newcomers alike to be truly immersed in the wonderful world of rum.”

The Spiced Dry Rum Club follows the success of the downstairs Tropical Escape bar, which opened its doors at Laki Kane in early July 2018. The concept was created by life-long Islington resident and businessman Steve Kyprianou, Islington local finance and operations manager, Sam Robson, and ex-Mahiki bar manager Georgi Radev, a leading tiki, rum and cocktail expert with over 16 years experience managing bars and high end spirit brands.

What’s been said about Laki Kane’s Tropical Escape Bar

“Bar of the week” – GQ

“a two-floor, plush paradise” – The Nudge

“this tropical paradise is about as close to Hawaii as you can get on the Piccadilly line” – Secret London

“Bringing a spot of tropical sunshine to Upper Street” – Design My Night

“Welcome to paradise” – Barchick

“this is a Tiki Bar with a difference” – Le Cool

“Rum drinks are delightful” – Time Out