Make Your Own Gin in an Underground Lavatory Bar
Written by: Sophie Taylor
What are you doing this weekend? Don’t worry I’m not asking you not, just curious. Because if you’re not too put off by the very mention of alcohol by Sunday evening, you could be making your own gin. Not only that, but it’s BYOB! Yes, that does sound counter productive, but that last B actually stands for botanicals. You are invited to the home of Kentish Town’s only micro distillery and London’s most bespoke distillery to create your very own unique bottle of Mother’s ruin.
The brainchild of craft spirit producer William Borrell (owner of Vestal Vodka), Ladies and Gentlemen is a laid back neighbourhood bar within a former underground Victorian lavatory providing award winning cocktails, good music and yes I said former lavatory. If that sort of thing puts you off Barbara you probably don’t have the stomach for gin drinking to be honest. What are you even doing reading this article?
For the less easily perturbed, gather your friends, clandestine lovers and colleagues (maybe not all at once, could get awkward) and start making your own bespoke 50ml bottle of gin. Groups are limited to 10 people max anyway, so there’s your get out clause for not inviting Pamela’s toy boy.
You can use the botanicals provided, or bring your own bizarre bag of crazy. There’s nothing they wont ‘throw in the pot’, so long as it’s not alive apparently. You will be taken through the history of gin and told weird and wonderful facts about your favourite poison. It’s also remarkably cheap for a workshop of this calibre, so don’t miss out.
Gin making BYOB this Sunday 12th February 7 – 8pm, £25 (not including booking fee).
Tickets here or call 020 7813 7562
Ladies and Gentlemen Bar, 2 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, NW5 1
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