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From Still to Bar: immerse yourself in the world of spirits

From Still to Bar: immerse yourself in the world of spirits

This year, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has buddied up with three of London’s best bars to bring you From Still to Bar – 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 will each host unique events that provide a sneak peek into WSET’s spirit courses.

Until the end of the month, Mark’s Bar will showcase rum, then in August, central London hotspot Punch Room will focus on gin. The final leg of the tour will takeover Showdown, where their flagship spirit, whisky, will take the reins.

Demonstrating the perfect combination of education and imbibition, guests at each bar will be invited to don a pair of headphones so a WSET Spirits Educator can guide them through a tasting flight of the corresponding spirit. Then visitors will be invited to select a spirit of choice, which their bartender will then use to create a signature cocktail. Participants thirsty for more knowledge can download a follow-up podcast that describes their chosen spirit in more detail.

Priced from £15, the From Still to Bar experiences will be available at all bars throughout the month of activation.

June: Mark’s Bar, 66-70 Brewer St, London W1F 9UP

August: Punch Room, 5 Berners St, London W1T 3LF

November: Showdown, 24 Seymour Pl, London W1H







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