“Pop-up Christmas gin shop” are the words we’ve been waiting our whole lives to hear, TBH.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and there’s no better way to ensure that than with a cheeky helping of gin. London’s modern gin craze arguably reaches its peak at Christmas time, so news of a Christmas gin shop is very welcome indeed. Chiswick’s very own Sipsmith Distillery are bringing a dedicated gin shop to Central London this month, the first of its kind for over 200 years. Which, in our opinion, makes such a place massively overdue – especially since Secret London readers can get their hands on complimentary drinks! More on that later…
The Sipsmith Gin Shop arrives on November 14th, just in time to spread merriment – and more importantly, gin – across the city. With a plum spot in Piccadilly, the shop will be filled to the rafters with cute Christmas decorations – and yes, you’d be right to assume that there’s a ginny aspect to many of them. Gin stockings, gin tree decorations, and other festive fancies will get you nice and ready for a very Merry Ginmas.
The full range of handcrafted Sipsmith gins will be available for purchase, which includes some seasonal sensations. We honestly can’t decide between the equally-delicious sounding Chocolate Orange Gin, or the Mince Pie Gin – which probably means that we’ll end up with both… Traditional folks might prefer the classic Sipsmith London Dry Gin, which juniper lovers and party hosts will no doubt be adding to an array of festive cocktails. Adding a further sprinkle of magic to the Gin Shop are the Sipsmith Gin Elves (possibly my new dream job), who will lead wreath-making classes, festive cocktail masterclasses, and can wrap up your purchases for you.
This, naturally, frees up time for you to indulge in more important pursuits. Speaking of which, the in-house Sipsmith Gin Bar will serve hot G&Ts and other festive gin tipples, perfect to warm the cockles on a cold winter’s night. Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about that promise of complimentary drinks, don’t you fret.
Because Secret London and gin go together so well, Sipsmith are offering you lucky lot a complimentary Hot Gin & Gingerbread cocktail when you mosey on down to the Gin Shop. All you need to do to get your hands on this festive treat is to enter your email address using the form below, and you’ll get a super secret password – to be given at the bar in return for your cocktail. It literally couldn’t be any easier, so sign up here! ?
The decorations may not be up yet, but Christmas has definitely come early with the arrival of this gin paradise. We’ll see you there!
Find the Sipsmith Gin Shop at 192 Piccadilly, W1J 9EU, between November 14th and December 24th.