In less than a week, Imbibe Live will open its doors for two intense days of tasting, networking and learning.
And to make sure that all that exciting yet tiring activity is rewarded, we at Imbibe HQ have partnered with DrinkUp.London to keep you up to date with all the after-parties – including product launches, tours and bar takeovers – taking place on the evenings of the 1 and 2 July. It's our birthday, after all...
Monday 1 July
Trailer Happiness in Notting Hill will be teaming up with Laylow to serve up a special menu in partnership with Neptune Rum and Pistonhead Lager, while tiki haven Laki Kane in Islington will be throwing a tropical party with free drinks on arrival and free Hawaiian shirts to celebrate the launch of Fentimans Tropical Soda.
In Bermondsey, Hawkes Cidery & Taproom together with Imbibe Live Ambassadors Tom Oliver and Mitch Adams will be welcoming beer and cider professionals.
Tuesday 2 July
Back in Notting Hill, Trailer Happiness will be bringing in Jake Burger and the Old Stars, deploying a menu featuring Hennessy, Appleton and Portobello Road Gin.
Also on its second day of celebrations, Laki Kane will be hosting Monin 2018 global champion Dimi Savvaidis. Savvaidis will be showcasing his competition-winning drink, as well as showing off some of the new Monin expressions launched earlier this year.
In Camden, Ladies & Gents’ special event for Imbibe Live attendees will feature one of the world’s first CBD hemp rums, which the team developed in their own micro-still.
Hawksmoor in Spitalfields will be throwing its fourth-annual Independence Day party in partnership with Woodford Reserve, while Mark’s Bar in Piccadilly will be collaborating with Cask to create speciality serves with Gin Mare, Signal Hill and Quiquiriqui.
Finally, 10 Degrees C will be bringing together seven bartenders from some of London’s best bars to showcase their products range at Soho’s El Camion.