Drinks news – Gin Masterclass at Bump Caves

Dan Lloyd |
Drinks news Gin Masterclass at Bump Caves Anyone with a pair of Hunter wellies and Nigel Slater cookbook is drinking gin at the moment, it's hard to escape it. Bars dedicated to the once maligned spirit are popping up everywhere in the capital, most of which you're reading about on here. But while visiting a dingy speakeasy to drink the stuff neat in East London might be enough to satisfy your gin swilling needs, why not go one further and really impress your mates by making your own gin? The Bump Caves on Tower Bridge Road is the perfect place to get your grasp of measures and mixtures. The course is run by spirit history buff and ‘Bump chemist' Max Chater. Tiered pricing depends on what experience you want, or can afford. There's a masterclass in making (and drinking) three gin cocktails including a BUMPed G and T, made with tonic water - a staple in LFLD's pantry. (£24.75 pp) Or go the full hog and enroll yourself on the ‘Distill your own gin' course. Gulp your cocktails and nibble on a cheese and charcuterie board while getting a comprehensive history of the spirit you're creating off Max - and no, gin doesn't make you more depressed than other booze. Then you'll get to pick what fragrant fancies go in your base neutral grain spirit, choosing anything from liquorice, wormwood to orange peel. You get to take home your brew, and also a bottle of Bump Caves's Victory Gin (course £95 pp). So well worth the price. Before you know it you'll be down the pub talking about botanicals like it's nobodies business. Bump Caves 208 Tower bridge Road London SE1 2UP For booking email trip@bumpcaves.co.uk or call 07725 630212
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