London pub The Lady Ottoline is joining up with the City of London Distillery to offer guests a unique evening based around our favourite spirit; gin. The city’s long and colourful history with the drink shows no signs of slowing down or falling out of favour any time soon – if gin is your tipple of choice, this is an event for you. Before you get your hands on your first G&T, guests will be led round the City of London Distillery, which is on nearby Farringdon Street. Back in the height of London’s gin obsession there was a gin distillery on practically every street in the City, but after clamp downs and serious health concerns, nearly 200 years passed with not a single distillery in the City.
A tour of the distillery and gin tasting will get things started before taxis bring guests back to The Lady Ottoline for a gin cocktail and gin-inspired 5-course dinner; cured salmon, infused beef consommé and gin set lemon cream, nothing is untouched by gin! Discuss your newfound gin knowledge over dinner and impress your friends next time you order a round of G&Ts in the pub.
City of London Gin Dinner, Tuesday 22nd March, 6pm – 10.30pm