Empire in the Sun: Ultra-Premium Rum Tasting for Two at Merchant House

  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £125

Empire in the Sun: Ultra-Premium Rum Tasting for Two at Merchant House

City of London, London

£250
  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £125

“Literally stacked to the rafters with obscure bottles of every shape and size” Huffington Post

Why we love it

A unique cocktail bar that pays homage to the history of the merchant trade in all its splendour, Merchant House is renowned for housing London's best collection of rare and vintage rums. Each and every tipple is a celebration of the exquisite spirits, spices and sugars that have come to London throughout the course of history. Discover the world of rum with either Nate Brown or Lewis Hayes, owners of Merchant House and founders of London Bar Consultants. In this two-hour masterclass, guests will taste their way through some of the world's best rums, learning the story and production of a spirit which fueled an empire.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a private rum tasting masterclass for two people with Nate Brown or Lewis Hayes, London Bar Consultants and owners of Merchant House
  • Savour a signature Dark & Stormy each upon arrival
  • Followed by a tutored tasting of five (20ml) ultra-premium rums
  • Explore rum in-depth with a memorable telling of its origins, and how it developed into the various rum types of today
  • Finish with a 15ml nip of a rare rum from 'The Private Collection', which includes rum dating back to the 1950s

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to Truly guests

Description

Located in the heart of the City of London, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets, Merchant House is a celebration of discovery and trade down the ages. With a warming, relaxed atmosphere and distinct nautical theme, including plush navy leathers and dark hardwoods, Merchant House is a sophisticated and apt location to discover how rum became the poster boy for an empire.

Housing the largest collection of rum and gin in the city, the vast, and literal, library of spirits at Merchant House are grouped into 'premium', super-premium' and 'fine and rare'. The cocktails, too, represent snapshots of periods and events in merchant history.

The ultra-premium rum tasting masterclass will be held with either Nate Brown or Lewis Hayes, the founders of The London Bar Consultants and owners of Merchant House. The talented pair will share their considerable pool of knowledge and expertise throughout the tasting, highlighting key points such as the fascinating history of rum's origins, and evolution to the present day. Explore these key areas in a tasting of five distinct and ultra-premium rums, and finish with a true sip of history by sampling a rare, vintage rum bottled from as early at 1950.

Description

Located in the heart of the City of London, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets, Merchant House is a celebration of discovery and trade down the ages. With a warming, relaxed atmosphere and distinct nautical theme, including plush navy leathers and dark hardwoods, Merchant House is a sophisticated and apt location to discover how rum became the poster boy for an empire.

Housing the largest collection of rum and gin in the city, the vast, and literal, library of spirits at Merchant House are grouped into 'premium', super-premium' and 'fine and rare'. The cocktails, too, represent snapshots of periods and events in merchant history.

The ultra-premium rum tasting masterclass will be held with either Nate Brown or Lewis Hayes, the founders of The London Bar Consultants and owners of Merchant House. The talented pair will share their considerable pool of knowledge and expertise throughout the tasting, highlighting key points such as the fascinating history of rum's origins, and evolution to the present day. Explore these key areas in a tasting of five distinct and ultra-premium rums, and finish with a true sip of history by sampling a rare, vintage rum bottled from as early at 1950.

We Also Recommend

  • Sample some of Merchant House's gin while you're there
  • Treat yourself to an amazing steak at Hawksmoor Guildhall
  • Explore the art gallery, cinema, and theatre at the Barbican Centre

Additional Information

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

Merchant House London is able to host tastings Monday, 11am to 9pm, Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday at 9pm only.

The experience will last approximately two hours.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Valentines Day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least three months in advance for weekends and two weeks in advance for weekdays.

We Also Recommend

  • Sample some of Merchant House's gin while you're there
  • Treat yourself to an amazing steak at Hawksmoor Guildhall
  • Explore the art gallery, cinema, and theatre at the Barbican Centre

Additional Information

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

Merchant House London is able to host tastings Monday, 11am to 9pm, Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday at 9pm only.

The experience will last approximately two hours.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Valentines Day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least three months in advance for weekends and two weeks in advance for weekdays.

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

13 Well Court, London EC4M 9DN

Merchant House 13 Well Court, London EC4M 9DN

Empire in the Sun: Ultra-Premium Rum Tasting for Two at Merchant House

  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £125