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Gin Masterclass: East London Liquor Company at Megaro Bar

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We’ve partnered with East London Liquor Company to bring you a Gin Masterclass on Tuesday 12th September right here in King’s Cross.

Few beverages are as synonymous with historic London as gin. For good or ill, it’s been the Capital’s tipple since the 1700’s. Megaro Bar has not been here quite that long, but we still enjoy a good gin, and have been  keenly pushing the London gin revival in recent years.

East London Liquor Company opened in an ex-glue factory in July 2014, the first gin, vodka and whisky distillery in East London for over a century. They focus on top quality ingredients, traditional distillation methods and innovation, all of which come through in their ever growing portfolio.

Want to join us?

Tickets for our Gin Masterclass are available now at £18 per person. East London Liquor Company will give an informative and engaging talk about their gin, the distillation process and the botanicals involved. In addition to tastings the ticket price includes 4 gin based cocktails and some snacks. The event will last approximately two hours. Please click HERE to book your place, places are strictly limited.


East London Liquor Company: All About The Gin

The East London Liquor Company signature London Dry Gin is distilled using the finest 100% British wheat spirit both vapour and direct infused with fresh lemon & grapefruit peel, coriander, angelica root, juniper berries, cubeb berries and cardamom. The bright, fresh flavours of the citrus and juniper give way to the spiciness of the cubeb berries and cardamom, making this an excellent gin & tonic spirit, topped off with a wedge of lime.

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No. 1 has a quintessentially British note added by the inclusion of Darjeeling tea. It’s distilled from 100% British wheat spirit along with juniper berries, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, pink grapefruit peel and cubeb berries. Whether in a Darjeeling gin sour or served neat, the spices work with the fresh grapefruit to tame the tea’s tannins,
offering a balanced yet dry taste.

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No. 2 has a distinctive herbaceous and savoury profile. Distilled from 100% British wheat spirit and infused with juniper berries, coriander seeds, orris root, angelica root, lemon peel, thyme, winter savoury, fennel seeds, sage, bay leaf and lavender, we had a typical English herb garden in mind when creating the recipe -perfectly served in a negroni or wet martini.

Launched in January 2016, East London Liquor Company release their gin aged in various wood finishes throughout the year. The launch featured their signature London Dry Gin aged in new French oak barrels for 14 weeks. The casks imparted the classic vanilla and dried fruit notes found in bourbon, while complementing and enhancing the botanicals of the gin, particularly its cardamom notes. Classically drunk neat, it also makes for a distinctive Negroni.




Please note: Attendees must be over 18 year of age, it’s not Victorian times anymore!