The delightfully peculiar HENDRICK’S HORSELESS CARRIAGE OF CURIOSITIES – a converted 19th century rail carriage stuffed full of objects with unusual history and function – will be pulling into Clerkenwell for the inaugural London Cocktail Week (11-17 October). A programme full of informative and agreeable events throughout the week will both bewilder and charm visitors to the carriage.
- The HENDRICK’S Sublimely Absurd Coercion of Infrequently Used Taste buds and Disbelieving Retinas: At night, the HENDRICK’S HORSELESS CARRIAGE turns into a marvellously quaint dining car. Guest bartenders from leading establishments throughout London will be creating bespoke cocktails to accompany each course of a mind bending dinner created by gastronomic architects Bompas & Parr. 12-15 October, 19.30-22.30 (tickets £100 – limited to nine per evening)
- The Quintessential Anthology of Gin…and HENDRICK’S in Particular: Class Magazine’s Ambassador of the Year, Louis Lewis-Smith will be enlightening gin aficionados and novices alike about the history of gin distilling and cocktails. For the first time, drinkers will be able to taste the constituent distillates from HENDRICK’S unique two still process before and after the addition of its infusions of cucumber and rose petals essences. 12 – 15 October, 15.00-16.15 (tickets £8 – limited to ten per session)
- The HENDRICK’S Horseless Carriage of Curiosities: Visitors to the carriage throughout the week will be invited to contribute a most unusual libation-inspired story to the carriage’s ever evolving collection of curious ‘cocktales’. Participants will be rewarded for such endeavours with a refreshing HENDRICK’S & Tonic – 12-15 October, from 12-14.30 & 16.30-18.30 (free to all, inc non-LCW members)
- The HENDRICK’S Bartender Croquet 2010 – The Champion’s Cup: Genteel spirits, fair play and cucumber sandwiches all round at the most anticipated bartending event of the year. – 16 October (Competitor entry is by invitation only but spectators are most welcome)
Hendrick’s Horseless Carriage will be at 100 Clerkenwell Road from Tuesday 12th October. To reserve places at either the gin cocktail matched dinners or gin tastings, register at www.londoncocktailweek.com For information on HENDRICK’S HORSELESS CARRIAGE OF CURIOSITIES, visit: www.hendricksgin.com