London Mezcal Week returns! Back for its third year and exclusively hosted at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, it's packed full of supper clubs, bar takeovers, masterclasses and cinema screenings...
- TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
- 15/07/2019 to 21/07/2019
- VARIOUS EVENTS
Book via ttliquor.co.uk
A week long celebration of traditionally made agave spirits, set up by two of the UK's most dedicated mezcal enthusiasts, Thea Cumming and Melanie Symonds. This year will include a variety of events across the week; from supper-clubs and bar takeovers to masterclasses and cinema nights, ending with a two-day Tasting Festival.
The Tasting Festival
The highlight of the week will be the Tasting Festival on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July from 2pm until 8pm. There will be over 60 amazing agave spirits for you to try, including Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol, Bananora and Raicilla, from over 35 brands across the two days.
There will be a series of guided tastings and insights from visiting Mezcaleros and some of the leading lights and experts in the industry. Guest speakers will include Jesse Estes (from Ocho Tequila), Tom Bullock (author of “The Mezcal Experience”) and Mezcal Ambassadors Cristian Bugiada & Roberto Artusio (from bar La Punta).
You'll be able to learn about Mexico’s original agave spirits in all their forms, plus enjoy specially crafted cocktails and sample Mexican small plates and snacks. Tickets cost £35 for a day ticket.
From Tuesday 16th July, TT Liquor will be teaming up with artisanal mezcal producers Pensador Mezcal for a number of screenings of Alfonso Cuaron’s award-winning film ‘Y Tu Mana Tambien’. Hosted in the TT Liquor cinema, you can enjoy a guided mezcal tasting with Pensador, followed by the film screening and complimentary cocktail. Tickets cost £15 (£20 for two).
Thursday 18th will also see the return of film and food dining experience 'Kino Vino' to TT Liquor, who after last year’s sell out supper-clubs, have joined forces once again for a film, food and cocktail Mexican supper-club feast with agave spirit pairings. The evening will start with a refreshing welcome drink, before a special screening of Y Tu Mama Tambien. Afterwards, you'll dive into a Mexican inspired five-course feast created by guest chef Paola Carlini, all paired back to cocktails created by TT Liquor’s talented bar team. You'll then have the option to stay on in the Cellar Bar, where DJs will play ‘til late. Tickets will soon to be available at £65 per person.
For those wanting to put their bar skills to the test, TT Liquor will host an interactive mezcal cocktail masterclass, led by their own in-house bartenders on Friday 19th July. You'll be fully immersed in the art of cocktail making in this 100% interactive class, where they will learn to mix a selection of four different mezcal based tipples in their own area behind one of TT’s custom-built cocktail bars. Tickets for the masterclass cost £70.
Guest Bar Takeovers
There will also be bar takeovers from Bournemouth's Mexican hotspot Ojo Rojo, along with acclaimed bar La Punta, who will be flying in from Italy to take over the drinks at TT Liquor on Friday 19th July. The latest venture from the brains behind Rome's famed Freni e Frizioni and Jerry Thomas Speakeasy bars, La Punta is a mezcal and tequila specialist bar, serving smartly designed drinks designed to showcase the versatility of the spirit.