Celebrate opening the first (and second) doors on your Advent Calendar with a visit to the Spirit Show, taking place in London on 1st and 2nd December 2017.
The Spirit Show is the perfect place to stock up your drinks cabinet and tick off your Christmas Shopping list. Bringing together some of the world’s finest and most unusual spirits, The Spirit Show will take you on a tasting tour like never before.
Featuring dozens of brands you won’t find in your local supermarket, the Spirit Show brings together an eclectic selection of spirits that you have probably never heard of and won’t get the opportunity to sample anywhere else. Plus, with unlimited tastings included in the price of entry, and lots of special offers from exhibitors, you’ll save £s!
From Land’s End to John O’ Groats, via Mexico, the USA and Siberia; the Spirit Show will feature tantilising tipples for your tastebuds. There will be a superb range of the usual suspects – gin, vodka, rum, whisky, tequila etc – but the show will also feature….
The Unusual Suspects
An ancient spirit created by the people of Grand Tartaria from Siberia; Sikera means “Shine like the sun”. Because of the severe climate Sikera became a strong drink with a unique character, a delicate taste and aroma of sweet berries and fruits. Centuries of Grand Tartaria brought up Sikera masters, creators of the drink.
The taste and character of Sikera depended on masters skills. The master was supposed to know all the secrets of Sikera-making and to be good at picking herbs, berries, nuts and honey.
Today Sikera contains a wide range of natural ingredients and each type has a unique taste bouquet and complements meat and fruit desserts.
Another ancient product, this time from France. Jade Liqueurs developed Pherique Tobacco Liqueur to captivate the senses with the aroma of ancient, natively grown tobacco, in a form that effectively negates health concerns! The product is enjoyed in the same way you’d drink a fine liqueur or brandy.
Taking inspiration for the Cornish rebels of the past, The Cornish Moonshine Company have used Cornish barley to create a smooth, five-times-distilled un-aged whiskey. It tastes amazing in cocktails, with the Cornish Moonshine Mojitos being a particular favourite. The team have also just launched 55% Cornish Moonshine Devil Water! We will definitely be giving that a try at the show.
There’s no escaping the gin trend at the moment! There are hundreds of stand-out gins at the Spirit Show, but one that’s caught our eye is Collagin – The world’s first gin distilled with pure collagen! Young in Spirits – the team behind Collagin – have a vision to merge spirits and beauty into one beautiful union.
What else is there to do at the Show?
Sobolinaya Central Bar
Make sure you stop by the Sobolinaya Vodka Central Bar to sample their unashamedly luxurious superior organic vodka. The perfect place for to pause for one of their stunning cocktails and swap notes with your pals on which spirits to try next.
WSET Tasting Stage
The expert tasting tutors from Wine Spirit Education Trust will be running a series of sessions to teach visitors how to taste spirits like a pro and what to look for when choosing spirits.
Fentimans Cocktail Experience
Master Mixers Fentimans will be hosting a series of hands-on demos, teaching visitors a repertoire of cocktail skills that they can take away and show off at home.
Rumming and Relaxing with The Floating Rum Shack
Rum Expert Extraordinaire Peter Holland from The Floating Rum Shack will be hosting a series of rum tastings. His enthusiasm for this cane sugar spirit will transport you away from wintery London to the far flung shores of the Caribbean and beyond.
Ice Carving with PSD Ice Art
The marvellous ice sculptors from PSD Ice Art will be wowing visitors with their skills and creating some “cool” creations.
Think vodka is just made from potatoes and comes from Russia? Well think again. Our Vodka Vibes feature brings together a collection of unusual Vodkas from around the world for you to try and buy.
The Spirit Show – Essential Information
1st and 2nd December 2017
Business Design Centre, London
Friday 1st December – Session 1 Premium Ticket holders only – 1pm-5pm
Friday 1st December – Session 2 – All ticket holders – 4pm-9m
Saturday 2nd December – All ticket holders – 12pm-5pm
Ticket packages – What’s included
Standard Ticket Package:
Entry to the show
- Unlimited samples from over 100’s of premium spirits
- 6-bottle jute bag to carry your purchases home
- Shop & Drop facility so you don’t even have to carry your shopping around the show, just pick it up on your way out!
Premium Ticket Package:
All of the above plus:
- Fast-track entry to the show
- Access to the VIP Speakeasy
- Complimentary cocktail and mixology demo
- Private cloakroom and shop & drop facility
- Limited edition Spirit Show tasting glass
- Complimentary snacks