Going to one of Laki Kane’s rum masterclasses?
Because you’ll get to blend your very own bespoke bottle of spiced dry rum to take home with you, in a truly unique space (that looks an awful lot like a pirate ship), while drinking your way through the history of the spirit itself. Here’s how it all goes down:
First of all, the distillery itself is set upstairs in Islington’s lush, laid-back, tropically inspired Laki Kane. Here, you can find some of the planet’s best tiki drinks made with one of the country’s largest collections of rum. Heading up to distillery, you’ll be presented with a space filled with suspended rigging, old 17th century maps and table masts centrepiece by nineteen beautiful copper alembic pot stills.
The session lasts for about 2 hours, and involves one of London’s foremost rum experts taking you through a little rum history, a little rum (and cocktail) tasting, and a little ingredient experimentation. You’ll then get to re-distill your own rum using the various fruits & spices you’ve been exploring, and take home a 500ml bottle of the stuff at the end.
You’ll even get a goodie bag, and the immense satisfaction that comes with making something completely unique to you.
And yes, apparently you can bottle that.
NOTE: Laki Kane’s Rum Making Experience costs £85pp or £145 for two (inc. drinks, and the spoils of your labour) and can be booked HERE.
Laki Kane | 144-145 Upper Street, N1 1QY
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