Spirited Sermons: Two Tickets to a Themed Public Spirit Masterclass at Reverend J.W. Simpson

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Spirited Sermons: Two Tickets to a Themed Public Spirit Masterclass at Reverend J.W. Simpson

Fitzrovia, London

£60
  • Add an extra guest (three maximum) +
    £30

“An evening of spirit tasting and boozy exploration” Drinkup.London

Why we love it

Set on the site of a former vicarage on Goodge Street, Reverend J.W. Simpson is a chintzy and quirky cocktail bar from the Bourne & Hollingsworth team. One for London’s cocktail enthusiasts, join the Rev for one of his informative, interactive and irreverent Spirited Sermons - a series of masterclasses exploring the world’s most fascinating and forgotten spirits, including the likes of innovative scotch whisky, Caribbean rum and Nordic vodka.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy one of Reverend J.W. Simpson’s ‘Spirited Sermons’ with two tickets to a public spirit tasting
  • Choose from a variety of themes, such as ‘Small Batch, Big Favours’ or ‘Surpassing Whisky’
  • Taste three expressions of the headline spirit and savour three experimental cocktails per person made using the headline spirit

Description

Hidden away in the basement of an unassuming shop on Goodge Street, Reverend J.W. Simpson is an artfully distressed speakeasy cocktail bar named after a titular clergyman who resided in the building in the 1980s. With stained glass windows, original wallpaper and kitchen tiles and well-worn parquet, the intimate and cosy basement bar has a peculiar charm and makes a feature of its unique history.

Held in the privacy of the back room, Reverend J.W. Simpson’s Spirited Sermons are a set of evening public masterclasses centred on a selection of under-appreciated and distinctly uncool drinks that take plain the cocktail bar’s separate backroom amid a myriad of vintage glassware and tincture bottles.

During the tasting, an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic host will impart fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes about the history and production of the weeks’ spirit, with entertaining deconstructions of the flavours behind the spirit, whether it be biting into a juniper berry or sampling pure rosemary essence.

Then, the experienced cocktail bartenders demonstrate how to use the flavours to create beautiful, delicate and delicious concoctions. To finish, guests will then have the opportunity to use their newly learnt skills to shake and stir their own cocktail at the pop-up bar.

Description

Hidden away in the basement of an unassuming shop on Goodge Street, Reverend J.W. Simpson is an artfully distressed speakeasy cocktail bar named after a titular clergyman who resided in the building in the 1980s. With stained glass windows, original wallpaper and kitchen tiles and well-worn parquet, the intimate and cosy basement bar has a peculiar charm and makes a feature of its unique history.

Held in the privacy of the back room, Reverend J.W. Simpson’s Spirited Sermons are a set of evening public masterclasses centred on a selection of under-appreciated and distinctly uncool drinks that take plain the cocktail bar’s separate backroom amid a myriad of vintage glassware and tincture bottles.

During the tasting, an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic host will impart fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes about the history and production of the weeks’ spirit, with entertaining deconstructions of the flavours behind the spirit, whether it be biting into a juniper berry or sampling pure rosemary essence.

Then, the experienced cocktail bartenders demonstrate how to use the flavours to create beautiful, delicate and delicious concoctions. To finish, guests will then have the opportunity to use their newly learnt skills to shake and stir their own cocktail at the pop-up bar.

Themes

Your gift certificate can be redeemed against any of the below dates. Pre-booking your chosen date is essential. If you want to check for spaces for a date before purchasing, click "Check Availability" at the top of the page.

  • 5th September 2017: Ruminations of a Rambling Reverend - The Autumn / Winter Cocktail Collection
  • 19th September 2017: Wild & Beautiful - Sauvelle Vodka
  • 3rd October 2017: London Cocktail Week gets Bitter & Twisted with a Campari Sermon Special
  • 17th October 2017: An Irish Aristocrat in Cognac - The Richard Hennessy Story
  • 31st October 2017: The Sparkling Widow - A Hallowe'en Special with Veuve Cliquot Champagne
  • 14th November 2017: Beyond the Vale of Tranquility - The World of Glenmorangie Whisky
  • 28th November 2017: Thanks for the Turkey! - Wild Turkey Bourbon Thanksgiving Special

Tastings are held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings. Tastings begin 8.30pm and will last approximately two hours.

Additional Information

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

This experience includes two tickets for two people to Reverend J.W. Simpson’s ‘Spirited Sermons’. For a supplement, up to three additional tickets for three extra guests can be added. Simply select “Add an extra guest” and select the quantity of tickets at the checkout.

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

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Reverend J.W. Simpson can accommodate for vegetarian, gluten and dairy free diets.

Reverend J.W. Simpson has disabled access.

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

Themes

Your gift certificate can be redeemed against any of the below dates. Pre-booking your chosen date is essential. If you want to check for spaces for a date before purchasing, click "Check Availability" at the top of the page.

  • 5th September 2017: Ruminations of a Rambling Reverend - The Autumn / Winter Cocktail Collection
  • 19th September 2017: Wild & Beautiful - Sauvelle Vodka
  • 3rd October 2017: London Cocktail Week gets Bitter & Twisted with a Campari Sermon Special
  • 17th October 2017: An Irish Aristocrat in Cognac - The Richard Hennessy Story
  • 31st October 2017: The Sparkling Widow - A Hallowe'en Special with Veuve Cliquot Champagne
  • 14th November 2017: Beyond the Vale of Tranquility - The World of Glenmorangie Whisky
  • 28th November 2017: Thanks for the Turkey! - Wild Turkey Bourbon Thanksgiving Special

Tastings are held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings. Tastings begin 8.30pm and will last approximately two hours.

Additional Information

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

This experience includes two tickets for two people to Reverend J.W. Simpson’s ‘Spirited Sermons’. For a supplement, up to three additional tickets for three extra guests can be added. Simply select “Add an extra guest” and select the quantity of tickets at the checkout.

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

Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Reverend J.W. Simpson can accommodate for vegetarian, gluten and dairy free diets.

Reverend J.W. Simpson has disabled access.

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

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

32 Goodge Street, London W1T 2QJ

Reverend J.W. Simpson 32 Goodge Street, London W1T 2QJ

Spirited Sermons: Two Tickets to a Themed Public Spirit Masterclass at Reverend J.W. Simpson

  • Add an extra guest (three maximum) +
    £30