Kings Cross has a brand new pop-up in honour of this year’s extended London Cocktail Week. The Whisky House, dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the wonderful world of whisky, has opened its doors to guests every Wednesday – Saturday until October 31. With an array of immersive personalised experiences, masterclasses and more, there’s something for everyone at this month-long event. Maybe you’re a longtime lover of whisky or maybe you just like delicious cocktails – whatever your tastes are, you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your fancy here.
The Whisky House is hosted at the sparkling new venue, Goods Way in Kings Cross with various events and experiences running within the many different rooms of the event space. You can book slots to attend events that capture your interest here, and all guests are welcomed to the House with a Johnnie Walker Highball with their pre-booked £6 ticket. Cheers! But if you want the full VIP experience, you’ll need to get your hands on a London Cocktail Week Wristband to enjoy additional LCW cocktails at just £6 across each and every Whisky House event!
Want to find out a bit more about what The Whisky House has to offer? Of course, you do! The Whisky House boasts three unique spaces offering different experiences for guests to explore: The Malts Locker at Nola’s, the Whiskey Rock’N’Roller at Sweetwater and various Drinks at Home masterclasses and Crucible talks at Goods Way.
At the heart of the Whisky House you’ll find The Malts Locker – a hidden homage to rare malts and some of the most exceptional whiskies. For one month only, guests are invited to a once-in-a lifetime tasting experience with Talisker Single Malt Whisky at Nola’s, a beautiful bar in Goods Way. Visitors to The Malts Locker will be able to sample special release malts, taste whisky flights, create their own Scotch Fashioned, and enjoy an array of delicious whisky cocktails alongside food from Pomelo and Sushi on Jones. Book your tickets here.
Elsewhere in the Whisky House you’ll find a taste of the old fashioned South at the Whiskey Rock’N’Roller – home to Bulleit Bourbon, Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, and Guinness. Step back in time into this Prohibition style bar in Sweetwater for the ultimate table-side experience. You’ll get to enjoy whiskey, beer and classic cocktails from an inventive menu, embark on a bespoke taste adventure with the Bulleit Boiler Maker Flavour Exploration, and even print your own face on a pint of Guinness! And if you’re feeling peckish there’s food on offer too from the likes of Sushi on Jones, Breddos Tacos and Pomelo. Book a table here.
Finally, you’ve got to visit the Goods Way auditorium which is hosting various World Class ‘Drinks at Home’ masterclasses throughout the month. For those who want to perfect their cocktail creations at home this event series with Ketel One Vodka, Tanqueray Gin and Johnnie Walker is not to be missed. The world’s best bartenders will be revealing all the skills, tips, tricks and techniques that go into making the perfect drink. Find out more and get tickets here.
And don’t worry if you can’t make these masterclasses in person – World Class is working with London Cocktail Week and luxury drinks delivery service, Cocktail Porter, to deliver cocktail kits to your door! You’ll be able to follow along at home with an online masterclass and create your own delicious Ketel One Espresso Martinis, Johnnie Walker Highballs and Tanqueray Grapefruit Collins all from the comfort of your kitchen! Find out more and get your cocktail kit here.
Meanwhile, each Monday evening throughout October, you can watch a live stream from the auditorium at Goods Way, showcasing an evening of drinks and unexpected knowledge from the flavour scientists at Crucible. These cabaret-style sessions allow guests to dive deep into the world of cocktails and spirits covering topics such as fermentation, distillation and the mechanics of taste. Want to know why Marmite has a love it or hate it flavour? You can learn all about that and more at these Crucible Presents: The Lowdown sessions. Find the full list of masterclasses and live stream The Lockdown sessions via the link here.
All events and experiences at the Whisky House are fully in-line with government guidelines and Covid-19 safety measures, so that guests can explore and experience the wonders of London Cocktail Week safely and confidently. Tables will be available to book for a maximum of six people and the Whisky House will close at 10pm.
If you’d like to be whisk(y)ed away into the spirits-filled wonderland of the Whisky House you’d better get your wristbands and book your tickets now. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this incredible experience!
Whisky House is located at Goods Way, 11 Goods Way, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4DP and is open Weds-Sat 1:30-10pm throughout October 2020. The Whisky House and all London Cocktail Week events will be adhering to government guidelines on Covid-19 safety measures and social distancing. Please drink responsibly.