LONDON SHOW EXPERIENCES

The information below pertains to the 2013 show. London talks, features and speakers will be updated shortly. If you have any particular areas of interest or would like to host an experience please email andrew@boutiquebarshow.com.

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MASTERS OF MARASCHINO:

Back for a third year you could be stirring and shaking your way to the scenic family home of Luxardo hosted by Matteo Luxardo himself. In conjunction with the highly respected UKBG 12 contestants will be selected to showcase their talent on the competition bar at The Boutique Bar Show by submitting a cocktail recipe online. Full details and competition rules here

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THE CRAFT DISTILLERS VILLAGE:

Hosted by the newly founded Craft Distillers Alliance discover artisan products from around the world. A range of products including whiskies from Taiwan, Australia and Texas will be on display with a number of producers coming over to talk to you about there brands. Full details coming shortly.

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THE BARTENDERS TABLE OF WELLBEING:

Created by the highly respected Eric Yu in conjunction with international bartender and consultant Dre Masso OPIUM BAR is expertly run under the experienced stewardship of Esther Medina. Join the team for intimate bartender sessions on cocktail, syrup and tonic creations at the famous bartenders table. Session times and information here.

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CLASSIC COCKTAILS WITH THE RITZ:

Immerse yourself in the Ritz experience with Luis Simoes and his experienced bar team. Tasked with restoring the Ritz Bar to one of the worlds leading bars Luis and his team have revived the cocktail offering and worked tirelessly on perfecting many of the classic cocktails such as The Manhattan. Arrive early and book yourself in for an intimate Ritz Experience. Click here for presentation times.

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BREAKFAST DRINKS TO FORTY WINKS WITH THE HAWKSMOOR:

From anti-fogmatics kegs and eggs to cards and cigars, the Hawksmoor Group will be inviting you to discover cocktail opportunities throughout the day with group sessions at The Boutique Bar Show. More information on sessions and times can be found here.

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PAPA PARADISE AND THE PIRATE GHOST:

If you like your rum education to be entertaining as well as informative catch some of Bristol’s top bartenders give you the true rum experience. Supported by PUSSERS RUM this is a tale of high adventure, fine rums and sumptuous cocktails. Performances will be taking place at regular intervals on both days at The Show. More information here

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CLANDESTINE BAR: FANCY DRINKS AND ICE CARVING

The Boutique Bar Show likes to reward visitors with exciting features and experiences. If your lucky you may discover or be invited to our hidden bar where you can experience a fancy drink and perhaps even a little ice carving. Make sure you’re registered as we will be inviting people to attend soon. 

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BOURNE AND HOLLINGWORTH: THE FORAGERS COCKTAIL SELECTION

Highly regarded bar group Bourne and Hollingworth in conjunction with supplier of wild plants Forager.org.uk and Marblehead UK will introduce you to a spectrum of flavours and cocktail ideas from locally foraged flora and fauna. Engaging for your guests and good for the environment pick up inspiration and ideas at these unique sessions.

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BAR OPERATORS BUSINESS BRIEFING

Join managing director Paul Charity of Propel Info for a morning business briefing at The Boutique Bar Show. For the benefit of business operators join in the discussion about the state of the current UK market with Steve Richards chairman of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and former CEO of Novus Leisure, Christian Arden founder of Po Na Na and director of Cavendish Bars that specialise in turning around distressed bar operations and Tim Foster co founder of Yummy Pub Co more info here

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WANT TO OPEN A BAR

The golden arches for many bar tenders, opening your first bar can be a daunting prospect. Join THE ILL ADVISED BAR OWNERS GUILD for a discussion on the opportunities and hurdles faced by this young group of successful bar owners as they talk about their experiences of raising finance, finding sites, developing there brand and turning them into successful businesses. More information here

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SIX GIN’S YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED

David T Smith, international gin specialist, judge and author of the new book, “The Craft of Gin”, takes you through a tasting of unusual small batch gins, representing a range of styles from different countries around the world. David has used his experience of tasting over 500 gins and reviewing over 250 to select the following 6 spirits for the tasting see here:

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TALES FROM THE BIG EASY: NOLA BAR

Look who’s rolled into town! Industry bar NOLA like the The Big Easy has nonchantly raised her head to invite industry folks to pull up a stool at the bar where the bitters come twisted and drinks generally come stiff. Hosting a bevvy of bartending talent check them out at Boutique Bar Show.