SPIRITED SERMONS

Reverend JW Simpson is delighted to announce the continuation of its incredibly popular series of informative, interactive and innovative Spirited Sermons cocktail masterclasses. The Reverend will be praising and preaching about some of the world’s oldest and most fascinating spirits, offering delicious new takes on classic recipes before inviting guests to try their hand at shaking them to life.

Throughout the evening, the host will join guests at their table to examine the chosen spirit, offering fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes about its history and production, whilst Rev JW Simpson’s experienced cocktail bartenders demonstrate how to use the spirit’s unique tastes to create beautiful, delicate and delicious concoctions.

Guests will then have the opportunity to use their newly learnt skills to shake and stir their own cocktail at the pop up bar.

There are two sessions, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, perfect for pre-dinner or finishing your evening with a flair. 


UPCOMING SERMONS


 
 

RUM AMBASSADORS: THE WORLD OF DIPLOMATICO VENEZUELAN RUM

with Diplomatico Rum

Tuesday 17th July

Reverend JW Simpson is delighted to announce the continuation of its incredibly popular series of informative, interactive and innovative spirited sermons cocktail masterclasses. The reverend will be praising and preaching about some of the world’s oldest and most fascinating spirits, offering delicious new takes on classic recipes before inviting guests to try their hand at shaking them to life.

Throughout the evening, the host will join guests at their table to examine the chosen spirit, offering fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes about its history and production, whilst Rev JW Simpson’s experienced cocktail bartenders demonstrate how to use the spirit’s unique tastes to create beautiful, delicate and delicious concoctions.

Guests will then have the opportunity to use their newly learnt skills to shake and stir their own cocktail at the pop up bar.

There are two sessions, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, perfect for pre-dinner or finishing your evening with a flair. 

Diplomatico rum’s journey begins as only the greatest stories do: with an outstanding man. His name is Don Juancho, a man with an adventurous spirit and a passion for rum. Legend has it that this Venezuelan Mantuano (a local nobleman) explored the world tirelessly, searching for the finest and most exotic spirits. Now his image graces the bottles of one of the world’s finest rums, which we’ll explore the range of alongside some creative cocktails.

Tickets include a tasting flight of 3 expressions and 3 cocktails.


 
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SPIRITED SERMON - RUM LEGEND: THE TRUE STORY OF THE REAL MCCOY

with Real McCoy® Rum

Tuesday 31st July

The Real McCoy® Rum is based on the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer rum runner of the Prohibition era. In January of 1920, McCoy was the first to fill a boat with alcohol in the Caribbean, sail it up to New York City, and legally act as a floating liquor store three miles off shore. McCoy was careful to always stay outside the three mile limit, which was international waters in the early days of Prohibition in America.

McCoy made a name for himself because he never adulterated the alcohol. While copy-cat rum runners would dilute their alcohol with wicked chemicals like turpentine, wood alcohol and prune juice, McCoy never did. The sullied products were nicknamed "Booze," "Hooch" and "Rot Gut," while McCoy’s quality spirits became known as "The Real McCoy." Find out more about this amazing story while sipping on the Real McCoy rums and cocktails.

Tickets include a tasting flight of 3 expressions and 3 cocktails.