NEW EVENT – TE QUIERO TEQUILA, a tequila & mescal tasting event

Go on, admit it.

Tequila scares you

and that excites you.

It’s primeval.

You had a night on it once that you’d sooner forget … if you can even remember it, but you like spirits and you know you need to try the good stuff. Trust us to find the very best for you to taste, in the company of fine people and a great location.

Jesse Estes – a world expert, and lovely guy will guide us through the world of tequila and mezcal, leaving no stone (or agave) unturned.

Find out more and book here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drinks-galore-presents-te-quiero-tequila-a-tequila-mescal-tasting-event-tickets-14610511433

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Whisky, Rogues, Dogs and Drams – The Whisky Show 2014 in 2 minutes

Mark from Drinks Galore captures the spirit of London’s The Whisky Show. An incredible event featuring top whiskies from around the world held in the Whisky Exchange.

Sample the drams with us as we go see what’s on offer from The Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Nikka, Teeling and much more.

Filmed by Alex Blogg and Edited by Phil Edwards October 2014

New Event Announcement – Worldwide wine tasting (a journey through the world’s unexpected wine regions)

A SPECIAL Drinks Galore event in support of the 70 TechBikers, cycling 200miles Paris to London for Room to Read, you are invited to taste some fine wine, and hear an incredible story – all proceeds go to charity.   

Find out more and book tickets here

For 18 months Fearghal left everything he knew behind and cycled the globe – over 30,000km through some of the highest, driest, remotest, wettest, poorest and hottest places on earth. In doing so became one of the first Irishmen to circumnavigate the globe by bike.

Mile after mile what kept him going was a thirst for adventure, and a thirst for new wine. Using his years of wine tasting experience as a base, he experienced new countries and ever changing terroirs, but in each he found wine, and not just any wine … great wine.

Ferg will introduce us to this wine, and take us on a journey in and around the regions he passed through while we taste. All you need is you, we’ll provide the rest. And remember, each ticket helps Room to Read build more libraries and schools in the developing world

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New Event Announcement – RUM HO

We asked what you wanted us to pour after whisky and gin … and you said RUM.

Find out more and book tickets here

Building on the successful format of our Hoxton Hotel barman previous events we’ll be tasting a range of incredible rums neat to show you the distinctions and peculiarities of each offering. Bringing the night together will be your friendly expert guide to tell the story of the spirit and help you get the most from it, and all in the sumptuous surrounds of The Hoxton Hotel.

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You can see a short video from our last  event here

Event Summary – #2 GIN BLOSSOMING

Cracking night. Total re-education on #gin #DrinksGalore (@PepePettigrew)

  • When: 6th June 2014
  • Where: The Hoxton Hotel
  • Spirit: Gin
  • Host: Mark Thompson

Our second event and maybe even more fun than the first – great crowd of 42 imbibers matched to a perfect selection of gins, to show the evolution of this fine spirit, topped off by a Gin and Tonic master class – in a very very aromatic with all the Basil and Lemon Thyme on display. Film coming soon. Check the Facebook gallery meantime!

We kicked things off with a classic Gin Punch:  4 parts Plymouth Gin, 2.5 parts Earl Grey tea, 2.5 parts cloudy apple, 2 parts lemon juice,  1 part sugar syrup,  Clove and cardamom to taste finish with a dash of bitters. This got us all in the mood for, well, more gin …

On to the tasting:

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  • #1 Zuidam Rogge Genever – a rye genever, a little like a whisky which nicely connected us back to the first Drinks Galore event
  • #2 Hayman’s Old Tom – wonderful flavour from this classic Victorian Gin. Mark T suggested this would make the perfect Martini
  • #3 Langley’s No8 London Dry – Their botanicals are secret, but we had fun guessing what they might be
  • #4 Dodd’s Gin London Dry – A great gin to compare to Langley’s to show how London Drys can be quite different. You really need to own both!

Katie then brought out ice, limes, lemons and grapefruit peel and of course a glass full of ice and more Dodd’s Gin, and Mark T showed us how to choose fruits and herbs to make the perfect G and T – it was a lot of fun sharing the herbs around the room and sampling each other’s serve. Mark T explained that since tonic makes up most of the liquid in a G and T it’s important to choose the very best, so of course we served up Fever-Tree, being naturally carbonated it tasted very different to other tonic water, more subtle and it let the flavours of the gin come through.

I went around the room after to see which gins people liked the most  and it was a real mixed bag, everyone had their own favourite from the genever onwards and I know quite a few people will have been showing off their G and T skills with a new found respect gin.

With 100% of the attendees rating it Excellent or Very Good and 100% “extremely likely” to recommend it to others, I am very proud indeed.

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Awesome night @markofrespect well done. Fantastically presented in great surroundings with great people. We’re both coming to next one  (@Whiskywingsuit)

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Hats off to @markofrespect for #drinksgalore. Great night of gin gin and gin. (@DFergPR)

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Thanks to Mark T for another great night and Katie for ginning us up. Special thanks to Hannah from The Hoxton Hotel for providing us with the space, promotion and food on the night, and for believing in the concept from the early days.

New Event Announcement – GIN BLOSSOMING

Do you like Gin?

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Of course you do

In that case you’ll like my next Drinks Galore tasting event … GIN BLOSSOMING

Find out more and book tickets here

We all drink it but how much do we really know about this fine spirit? Come and join me and a good crowd as we get merry and learn more, in the perfect surrounds of the Hoxton Hotel’s private rooms.

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You can see a short video from our launch event here