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Appleton Estate: Crafted with Joy - Candle-Making

  • 31/10/2018
  • £35

Join Appletons rum for a candle making and cocktail masterclass with the Founders of Earl of East London.


Bonds, 5A Gransden Ave, London, E8 3QA

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Founders of Earl of East London, Niko Dafkos and Paul Firmin, understand all about the artistry of the blend when it comes to their multi-sensorial candles. It falls somewhere between art and science and, at their London Fields workshop, you’ll get to see for yourself as you make a hand-poured, scented candle bursting with the flavours and aromas of Appleton Estate. Expect heady aromas of coffee, brown sugar, vanilla and almond with a lively citrus top note. To perfectly complement this sensory experience, you’ll sip Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old. As you move through the session, you’ll start to understand the tasting notes of the rum, before learning to blend an Appleton Estate cocktail to enjoy.

Crafted with Joy, returns this October with three new sessions featuring dedicated artisans, Blenheim Forge, Earl of East London and Grain & Knot, each chosen for the passion they possess for their craft. The series is all about enriching experiences; learning skills from inspiring creators while discovering the pleasure of Appleton Estate – the premium Jamaican rum – in a cocktailmaking masterclass.

All of the sessions will be hosted by Joe St Clair Ford and the Rum Boss – Lawrence Gregory himself. Together you’ll enjoy a warm Appleton Estate welcome, followed by the craft workshop and a brief introduction to Jamaican rum, where you’ll learn about the rum’s refined qualities as a sipping spirit finishing up with a masterclass on how to make a delicious cocktail.

Tickets are £35 and include a welcome (or post-workshop) cocktail, rum cocktail masterclass, the craft workshop and a Crafted with Joy take-home tasting kit.