MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS & BRAND AMBASSADORS

This page is regularly updated as we get confirmation of more masterclasses and informal presentations from some of the industry’s leading experts. Here is what has been confirmed so far:

CHIVAS REGAL – THE BLEND

Blend your own personalised whisky to take home. Price £11 (you keep your bottle to take home). Location: King’s Room

Cambridge Cocktail Weelkend are delighted to have secured this rare opportunity to blend your own Scotch Whisky with Chivas Regal, one of the World’s most famous Scotch Whiskies. Today it is sold the world over and varies in price from £30 – £2500.

Discover the art of blending and gain an insight into the premium/luxury side of whisky. You will have one Grain Whisky & four Single Malts to experiment with and to create your own masterpiece. UK Brand Ambassadors Phil Huckle & Scott Lever will guide you through the experience.

The class lasts for one hour and will be carried out in the separate Kings Room.

Tickets will be released on a first come first served basis.

Restricted to 20 people per session.

Bottle size 200ml.

The normal price for this experience is £30 but we have secured a reduced cost of £11 for the duration of Cambridge Cocktail Weekend.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS or contact Pete at info@cambridgecocktailweekend.co.uk

Classes will run at the following times:

Friday 24th
5pm to 6pm
7pm to 8pm
9pm to 10pm

Saturday 25th
2pm to 3pm
4pm to 5pm
7pm to 8pm
9pm to 10pm

Sunday 26th
2pm to 3pm
4pm to 5pm
7pm to 8pm
9pm to 10pm

DIY COCKTAILS AT HOME WITH DIAGEO (Tanqueray, Gordons, Ketel One, Bulleit)

Throughout the day on the mezzanine balcony. £5 (you get to drink your cocktail)

Under the guidance of Diageo’s World Class’ bartenders, learn how to make cocktails using everyday household items along with some major spirits brands, including Tanqueray, Bulleit & Ketel One. Choose to make a shaken cocktail, muddled cocktail or built cocktail. Class sizes – up to 12 people per session. All equipment, ingredient and garnish options provided.

TANQUERAY TROLLEY MASTERCLASS

Throughout the day at the Tanqueray bar cart. £5 (you get to drink your creation)

A tasting journey through the history of Tanqueray gin, from the original 1830 London dry recipe, right up to the latest innovation, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla…and everything else in between!

THE CAMBRIDGE GIN LAB

BLEND YOUR OWN GIN,
TUTORED TASTINGS &
MEET THE MAKER

On the mezzanine balcony. 

Cambridge Gin were the first to make tailored gins and clients include Michelin Star restaurants, The House Of Lords, British Airways and many more.

 

This year Cambridge Gin bring you:

 

Blend your own Gin: then use it to create your own martini or G&T with over 1,000 possible combinations. Guided by one of our Gin Lab experts, you’ll learn the basics of balancing the botanical bases to make your own gin, then blend it into your own unique martini of G&T.

Tutored tastings: pop up tutored tastings at the teaching table. Grab a drink and join the table to hear about how your gin was made, and the intriguing approach which has led to the Cambridge Distillery being awarded three consecutive times as the most innovative distillery on the planet.

Meet the maker: William Lowe, Master Distiller and co-founder of the Cambridge Distillery, takes you on a twenty minute tasting tour of the most innovative distillery in the world. Places strictly limited to 8 people per session.

DAQ ATTACK CHALLENGE
WITH LA RAZA

How fast can you make a Daiquiri?

Receive quick instructions from the team at La Raza, choose your flavour and be timed. All ingredients provided. Cost £5 (keep your cocktail) Winners posted on the chalkboard and winner of each session receives a prize. Plus a bigger prize for the fastest time of the Cocktail Weekend.

LUXARDO GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

Meet G Franklin, Luxardo Global Brand Ambassador

Gareth ‘G’ Franklin will joining us over the weekend, showcasing the vibrant portfolio from Italian liqueur & spirits producer Luxardo.

Drop in for a chat with him at the Cellar Trends bar, and you can expect to be treated to some expert insights to the brand, and how to best use it in cocktails.

CRANES – CRANBERRY & BLOOD ORANGE LIQUEUR

MEET THE MAKER

Meet the twin brothers who founded and crafted this delicious local liqueur

The twin brothers behind this fabulous product will be joining us over the weekend.

Make sure you pop along to their bar to check out the tasty creations they’ve invented using their cranberry & blood orange liqueur, along with tales of how it all started for them and the journey they’ve been on.

HIDDEN ROOMS

CLASSIC COCKTAILS

Meet Marcus Deaves, owner of Hidden Rooms and encyclopedia of classic cocktails

The world of cocktails is big, vast…massive infact; but where would we be without the classics!? Some of you might not have heard of the likes of a Mai Tai or The Last Word, however cocktails like this helped pave the way for many more modern creations.

Marcus, and his menu of classics will take you on a journey to the past…bathe in his knowledge, and pay some homage, to these legendary beverages!