Experimental Spirit: Private Gin Masterclass and Cocktails for Two at Worship Street Whistling Shop

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Experimental Spirit: Private Gin Masterclass and Cocktails for Two at Worship Street Whistling Shop

Shoreditch, London

£180
  • Add an extra guest +
    £75

“Each drink was full of character and showcased unusual ingredients and techniques in an intelligent and imaginative way” TheCocktailGeek.com

Why we love it

Enjoy a gin masterclass at Time Out London’s ‘Best New Bar’ 2011, Worship Street Whistling Shop; a charismatic speakeasy-style cocktail bar inspired by the gin palaces of Victorian London. One of the first in a new wave of London cocktail bars to spring up this decade, the gin emporium stocks over 100 varieties of gin, including several house-made gins crafted using Whistling Shops innovative techniques.

What's Included?

  • Private gin masterclass for two people at Worship Street Whistling Shop
  • Enjoy a 30-minute introduction on the history of gin, and tour the distillation space, tasting a 25ml serving of neat Genever each
  • Indulge with three further 25ml servings of premium gins, paired with three different types of tonic water
  • Savour a house cheese or charcuterie board with your gins
  • Finish with an innovative house cocktail

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Description

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, on London’s ancient thoroughfare of Worship Street, Worship Street Whistling Shop celebrates the convivial and glamourous gin palaces of Victorian London; the gin palaces changed the face of gin consumption in less than a century, from something deadly slurped in the slums to a sophisticated drink served in ornate surroundings.

Opening in 2011 to great critical acclaim, Worship Street Whistling Shop won Time Out London’s ‘Best New Bar’ award that same year and went on to feature in the World’s 50 Best Bars list for three consecutive years.

The Blumenthal of the cocktail world, Whistling Shop takes a unique approach to the art of creating great cocktails. Inspired by recipes and ingredients of the past, the cocktails are crafted using the latest innovations in culinary techniques, such as nitrogen stir down or rotovap (rotatory evaporator) liqueur.

Years of in-house experimentation with flavour, multi-sensory perception and theatricality have resulted in a menu that includes gin-inspired cocktails such as the ‘Imperial Feathery Fizz’ (Tanqueray Gin, lemon, olive oil, fermented baobab, yuzu and lecithin) and the ‘Persian Slipper’ (Tanqueray No.10, Whistling Shop’s chai masala, cocchi di torino, tobacco aroma and dry aged acid).

Join the experts at Whistling Shop and take part in a private gin masterclass. To begin, guests will enjoy a neat serving of original Genever gin with two bar snacks (nuts and olives) to share whilst being taken on an in-depth journey through the history of gin and how each is defined and categorised. As part of the introduction, guests will be able to handle, smell and identify a selection of traditional botanicals to better understand the distilling process.

This is followed by a short masterclass and tour of Whistling Shop’s Alambic and Rotovap distillation techniques, including a tasting of the two distillates to better understand the differences produced by each.

Guests will then sample three premium gins made using different techniques, such as Rotovap gin, London Dry and Compound. Each gin will be accompanied by a perfectly suited tonic water to taste as well as a delicious cheese or meat board to share from Whistling Shop’s menu of British victuals.

The experience finishes with an innovative house cocktail, crafted using Whistling Shop’s renowned culinary wizardry that includes the likes of nitrogen stir down and Rotovap liqueur.

Description

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, on London’s ancient thoroughfare of Worship Street, Worship Street Whistling Shop celebrates the convivial and glamourous gin palaces of Victorian London; the gin palaces changed the face of gin consumption in less than a century, from something deadly slurped in the slums to a sophisticated drink served in ornate surroundings.

Opening in 2011 to great critical acclaim, Worship Street Whistling Shop won Time Out London’s ‘Best New Bar’ award that same year and went on to feature in the World’s 50 Best Bars list for three consecutive years.

The Blumenthal of the cocktail world, Whistling Shop takes a unique approach to the art of creating great cocktails. Inspired by recipes and ingredients of the past, the cocktails are crafted using the latest innovations in culinary techniques, such as nitrogen stir down or rotovap (rotatory evaporator) liqueur.

Years of in-house experimentation with flavour, multi-sensory perception and theatricality have resulted in a menu that includes gin-inspired cocktails such as the ‘Imperial Feathery Fizz’ (Tanqueray Gin, lemon, olive oil, fermented baobab, yuzu and lecithin) and the ‘Persian Slipper’ (Tanqueray No.10, Whistling Shop’s chai masala, cocchi di torino, tobacco aroma and dry aged acid).

Join the experts at Whistling Shop and take part in a private gin masterclass. To begin, guests will enjoy a neat serving of original Genever gin with two bar snacks (nuts and olives) to share whilst being taken on an in-depth journey through the history of gin and how each is defined and categorised. As part of the introduction, guests will be able to handle, smell and identify a selection of traditional botanicals to better understand the distilling process.

This is followed by a short masterclass and tour of Whistling Shop’s Alambic and Rotovap distillation techniques, including a tasting of the two distillates to better understand the differences produced by each.

Guests will then sample three premium gins made using different techniques, such as Rotovap gin, London Dry and Compound. Each gin will be accompanied by a perfectly suited tonic water to taste as well as a delicious cheese or meat board to share from Whistling Shop’s menu of British victuals.

The experience finishes with an innovative house cocktail, crafted using Whistling Shop’s renowned culinary wizardry that includes the likes of nitrogen stir down and Rotovap liqueur.

We Also Recommend

  • Make dinner reservations at nearby hip Nordic restaurant and bar, Rök Smokehouse
  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market beforehand
  • Head up to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect pre-masterclass coffee

Additional Information

This experience is valid within six months from the date of issue.

Tastings are available Monday to Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday to Saturday at 6pm.

Please allow approximately two hours for this experience.

Please ensure you request to book your experience at least 72 hours' in advance as the venue is very popular.

This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

Whistling Shop is only a five-minute walk from Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, and Moorgate rail stations.

This experience is priced for two people. Up to a maximum of ten people can attend the experience at one time. To add more people to the experience, simply select “Add an extra guest” and select the quantity at checkout.

Note that at least 48 hours’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Make dinner reservations at nearby hip Nordic restaurant and bar, Rök Smokehouse
  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market beforehand
  • Head up to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect pre-masterclass coffee

Additional Information

This experience is valid within six months from the date of issue.

Tastings are available Monday to Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday to Saturday at 6pm.

Please allow approximately two hours for this experience.

Please ensure you request to book your experience at least 72 hours' in advance as the venue is very popular.

This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

Whistling Shop is only a five-minute walk from Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, and Moorgate rail stations.

This experience is priced for two people. Up to a maximum of ten people can attend the experience at one time. To add more people to the experience, simply select “Add an extra guest” and select the quantity at checkout.

Note that at least 48 hours’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

63 Worship St, London EC2A 2DU

Worship Street Whistling Shop 63 Worship St, London EC2A 2DU

Experimental Spirit: Private Gin Masterclass and Cocktails for Two at Worship Street Whistling Shop

  • Add an extra guest +
    £75

Reviews

  • 4 star

    We had a lovely evening, thank you - my only feedback re development was that the lovely lady talking to us about the history of gin talked a little too much (we were there an hour and a half before trying our three gins). It would have been nice if that was condensed a bit so we could enjoy the samples quicker!

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