B&H Handbook Masterclass – Summer Series

Once a fortnight, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings invite their esteemed guests to join them for an evening of spirit tasting and boozy exploration. For the summer series of ‘The Handbook’, B&H have called upon respected industry experts to enthuse about drinks from the likes of artisan Cyder to Italian Grappa and to introduce inquisitive guests to their unique flavours and fascinating heritage.


The evening will be a caper around the beautiful B&H Buildings: the evening will commence with a welcome aperitifstyle cocktail in the beautiful bar and guests will then venture upstairs to the brand new B&H Kitchen for an insightful tasting of the host spirit lead by an ambassador from the brand. Guests will then descend into the atmospheric Below & Hidden to try their hand at cocktail making using the spirit of the night. The evening will conclude with a disgestif cocktail in the bar to mull over the evening’s discoveries. Guests may then while away the rest of the evening in the beautiful bar or continue boozy contemplation over dinner in the restaurant.


These informal and interactive sessions will furnish guests with a deeper knowledge of, greater intrigue for, the studied spirits. The Handbook events will be taking place fortnightly on Tuesday evenings and will cover the below:

Brooks & Conquest – Putting the Y back in Cyder – 7th June 2016

A million miles away from the popular clear sparling ciders prevalent today, Mark Brooks and Peter Conquest have created a range of artisan hand-crafted cyders, using only traditional methods, and resulting in some exceptional liquids. Learn about the origins and history of this style of production with the men behind craft cyder’s revival.

World of Whiskey – Wild West to the Far East – 21st June 2016

When people mention whiskey, people often think of only Scottish malts and blends. Bourne & Hollingsworth invite their guests to join whiskey expert Stefanie Holt as she takes on a tour of some of the best whiskies to be found from around the World. With spirits from India, America and Japan, the evening will demonstrate the incredible variety of excellent liquids currently available.

Behind the barSpirit of Mexico – Fortaleza Tequila – 5th July 2016

With the current popularity of tequila and agave rising exponentially, the team behind one of the smallest tequila brands, Fortaleza, have been invited to entertain guests. Produced using traditional methodology in small batches of stunning tequila, the evening will inform guests about one of the most awarded agave distillates ever made.

Aqua Vitae – Chartreuse and the origins of Alcohol – 19th July 2016

Chartreuse is one of the oldest products still produced containing medicinal herbs and alcohol, and is still made using the ingredients and techniques of hundreds of years ago. Nick Caputo will be telling the long and fascinating story of this incredible liquid.

Spirit of Italy – Grappa Masterclass with Nardi Grappa – 2nd August 2016

Much more than just a brandy from Italy, the flavours and styles of grappa are best demonstrated by one of the oldest and most interesting grappa house, Nardini. Sip and savour these wonderful spirits, whilst learning about the house and the category of grappa.

Best of British Gin – Plymouth Gin – 16th August 2016

One of the oldest distilleries still operating in the World, Plymouth gin has been produced to very high specifications of nearly 300 years. Guests will be taken through the naval links, the origins and stories whilst tasting the range of historic delicious gins.

The beautiful surrounds of Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings form the perfect backdrop to a journey into the history and craftsmanship behind this array of fascinating brands.

www.bandhgroup.com/buildings E: info@bandhbuildings.com T:02031741156 Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings 42 Northampton Road EC1R 0HU

£30 for tasting evening to include three cocktails and a flight of tasters Sessions running at 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm https://ticketporte.com/bandhgroup https://billetto.co.uk/en/users/bourne-hollingsworth-buildings

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