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Ginvent 2019 Pop-Up - Gin Cocktails

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ALBA MEWS

230 Portobello Road

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W11 1LJ

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Welcome to GINVENT 2019 POP-UP.

We're taking our combination of bar, tasting room and bottle shop to Notting Hill, not just bringing Ginvent to life and serving up its contents, but also hosting a whirlwind of activity across a busy schedule.

During the afternoon, we'll be open for those looking to do a bit of Christmas shopping, try-before-you-buy style, as well as serving up our favourite G&T combos using Merchant's Heart Tonics. Keep your eyes peeled for some intimate tasting and blending sessions going on in the space too (explained right at the bottom here).

This year, rather than having a cocktail menu for the evening's entertainment, we are serving tasting flights only in the evening. The idea is simple, over a set period of time you'll be served 4 cocktails as a flight, themed around a specific subject outlined below.

Consider it the spirituous equivalent of Omakase, the Japanese tradition of letting the chef take control of the entire meal - but here, it's us, massive gin geeks serving you a ginny adventure.

Here's the schedule...




MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER - Gin Foundry collabs, creations and exclusives.

We'll be hosting a ticketed event on our opening night, where we will talk through the new gins in the calendar, some of which made in collaboration with us, as well as other gins we've been involved in over the past twelve months. Expect a night that's as much about Ginvent as it is a celebration of a year's work of making, honing and helping some of the world's great Ginsmiths make even better booze. We'll have a minimum of 8 gins for you acompanied by a welcome G&T, with Gin Foundry editor Olivier guiding you through the session.

15.00 - 19.00 - Pop-up is open for those looking for G&T's, samples and to peruse the bottle shop.

19.30 - 21.30 - Book in only - ticketed event: Gin Foundry Collabs, Creations and Corrections.




TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER - Negroni journey night

"Negroni nights" never need more explanation than that. You may be shouting "Say no more" but for those left frowning wondering what's going on... Negronis are delicious and we have many gins in this year's Ginvent that are perfect to make incredible combinations with. The idea for our Ginvent Journey's are simple, over two hours you'll be served 4 Negronis (possibly a 5th if you are good), along with a sample of the gin that's at the heart of them.

As we mentioned above - Consider it a flight, a tasting menu in liquid form or just a great time to have a natter with some friends over an aperitivo and some snacks.

15.00 - 18.00 - Pop-up is open for those looking for G&T's, samples and to peruse the bottle shop.

18.00 - 20.00 - Negroni Journey (Primi). Ticketed session, no walk in's this evenng.

20.00 - 22.00 - Negroni Journey (Secondi). Ticketed session, no walk in's this evenng.




WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER - Distilling Techniques Journey

Using four gins in Ginvent, we'll explore the four different ways of making gin though the medium of tasty cocktails. Compounded, Cold Distilled, Pot Distilled and Vapour Infused - each technique has so much to carefully hone, while each will also bring a certain character to the end spirit. In the 90 minute journey's, we'll bring 4 cocktails and a sample of each so that you can taste, learn, enjoy and kick back over just how cool and complex making world class gins can be.

14.00 - 16.00: BYO Tasting & Blend your own session.

15.00 - 17.15: Pop-up is open for those looking for G&T's, samples and to peruse the bottle shop.

17.30 - 19.00 - Distilling Techniques Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

19.15 - 20.45 - Distilling Techniques Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

21.00 - 22.30 - Distilling Techniques Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.




THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER - Indian Superstars Journey

India is about as red hot as it gets for new, up and coming craft distilleries and Gin is leading the revolution. More so, the entire South East Asian region has got a thirst for all things juniper. In this four cocktail flight we'll serve up 4 drinks made using the four most exciting distillers from the region, accentuating their flavour profiles as we do. Expect bold flavours, bright contrasts and a celebration of the ideas that underpin what Indian craft distilling is all about. As with all other journey's, a sample of the gins will also be served neat alongside so you can try them for yourself.

14.00 - 16.00: BYO Tasting & Blend your own session.

15.00 - 17.15: Pop-up is open for those looking for G&T's, samples and to peruse the bottle shop

17.30 - 19.00 - Indian Superstars Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

19.15 - 20.45 - Indian Superstars Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

21.00 - 22.30 - Indian Superstars Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.




FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER - Transportive Gins Journey

Certain Gins can transport you to a beach, a mountaineous range, a forest or an urban setting all through the use of botanicals and distilling techniques. The idea of terroir and provenance will be a big part of this journey... We'll be taking 4 from the Ginvent calendar, to showcase just how Gins can transport you to a time and place through flavour and just how lip smakingly tasty the cocktails can be when using them!

14.00 - 16.00: BYO Tasting & Blend your own session

14.00 - 17.15: Pop-up is open for those looking for G&T's, samples and to peruse the bottle shop.

17.30 - 19.00 - Transportative Gins Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

19.15 - 20.45 - Transportative Gins Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

21.00 - 22.30 - Transportative Gins Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.




SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER - "World's Best" Journey

What is the world's best gin? Who says so? There are quite a few awards now, each with their own winners. Comparing which is best overall is a contraversial subject and hardship we love to endure. For one night only, we're inviting you to be the judge, where we have 4 gins that are in Ginvent, each awarded the very highest honours at International Awards in the past twelve months, served up in a 90 minute cocktail / sample journey so that you can try them back to back. Let's face it, with this caibre of spirit coming at you, there's only going ot be one winner in the end - you.

11.30 - 13.30: BYO Tasting & Blend your own session

13.00 - 17.00: Pop-up is open for those looking for G&T's, samples and to peruse the bottle shop.

17.30 - 19.00 = "World's Best" Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

19.15 - 20.45 = "World's Best" Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.

21.00 - 22.30 = "World's Best" Journey's only. We'll have 12 seats available to book, with the remaining places open for walk in's on the night.




BYO TASTINGS & GUIDED BLENDING

In these small tasting come blending tutotials, we'll be using the Blend Your Own distillate range to open up the world of flavour, wrangling the best of it into a tailored gin to take home...

A welcome G&T will greet you on arrival and once set, you’ll travel your way around the key flavour areas of Gin and discover what each botanical group brings. After tasting 6 distillates, you’ll taste a ready made Signature Gin Blend that’s combined a harmonious amount of each.

Using your new found understanding of what each botanical group imparts, you will then adapt this starting point and tailor it to your preferences by adding more of the botanicals you like, blending and building it up to the perfect gin for you! The end result - a fun two hours exploring flavours, aromas and a customised 500ml Gin to take home.

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230 Portobello Road

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