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When one bespoke bar meets up with another renowned bar, thirsty punters, spirit enthusiasts and cocktails connoisseurs would consider it a match made in heaven. As part of their wildly popular Club Residencies Project, The Bloomsbury Club Bar is set to play host to our long distance cousins The Baxter Inn from Australia in an exclusive four day event.

Starting up back in November, the ‘Club Residencies Project’ has welcomed award winning bars from across the world including ‘The Clumsies’ from Athens and ‘BlackTail’ from New York City to showcase their mixology skills at arguably one of London’s most fashionable bars.  The Baxter Inn is famous for their selection of 630 whiskeys displayed proudly above their back bar and has won numerous awards, including Best Bar in Australasia three times in a row and Best International Spirits Selection.

From the 24th-27th May, the Sydney-based bar will take over the very British Bloomsbury Club Bar and produce favourite drinks made from limited edition spirits sold only in Australia.  To create the feeling of a real Aussie presence in London, Beverage Director James Irvine has produced four multi-sensory cocktails named after well-known locations in Sydney, including Bondi Beach, Botanical Gardens and The Baxter Inn (of course). ‘Opera House’ intrigues us the most from this exclusive menu, whilst wearing headphones guests will listen to two genres of music, their hearing and tasting senses will be heightened as they enjoy a cocktail containing Pampero Blanco, Pampero Anejo, Aussie Falernum, Bitter, pommelo juice, lime and coconut sugar. Their world famous ‘Old Fashioned’ will be served for the first time in Europe on tap, consisting of Bulletin Bourbon, sugar syrup and Angostura bitters.

To immerse guests into the world of The Baxter Inn, an array of racing and boxing memorabilia will on display throughout Bloomsbury Club Bar and to top it off, a limited edition food menu and their signature pretzels will help soak up the whisky. Us, have one too many? Never…

The Baxter Inn residency at The Bloomsbury Club Bar is taking place from the 24th -27th May 2017.