A pop-up Victorian Hot Gin Bar is arriving at The Conductor
The Conductor has partnered with Sipsmith to open a pop-up Victorian hot gin bar this festive season, creating an immersive gin experience to warm you up during the colder months.
Beautifully re-modelled with London’s gin heritage at its core, the pop-up bar has been decked out with aged barrels, classic chandeliers and traditional Victorian sipping glasses, and is designed to transport you back to a time of old London for a gin experience fit for the season.
The grand opening will take place on Monday 18 November, with the pop-up bar open Monday to Friday from 5pm until 11pm until the end of December.
Warm up with hot gin
Commenting on what people can expect to find at the pop-up, Sipsmith Brand Activation Manager Olly Hoey said:
“To honour the London of yesteryear where hot gin was formed, we have collaborated with The Conductor to transport people through time into the 17th Century. Guests can experience the range of delicious hot tipples as well as some classic winter twists. We have decorated the site to ensure it has a cosy and authentic feel where people can enjoy their drink in a unique setting.”
Step inside the pop-up bar to try three different hot gin creations by Sipsmith, including spiced winter warmer mulled sloe gin, hot gin and gingerbread, and decedent chocolate orange.
“We have developed a menu with the team at The Conductor to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy using our range of classic gins. Whether it’s our London Dry Gin in a classic gin and tonic, or hot gin and gingerbread featuring our very own gingerbread syrup.”
The origins of hot gin
Olly said in the London of yesteryear, winter tipples were almost exclusively served warm – but that wasn’t just down to a matter of taste.
“Central heating only became ubiquitous in the UK in the 1970s, so these warm tipples were a cosy way to get through the long, cold nights,” he explained.
“Now in celebrating our fifth year of hot gin, we have evolved this concept to provide a range of serves which allow consumers to enjoy this bespoke experience.”
Available for private hire
The pop-up can be hired for private events for up to 60 people standing and 32 seated – making it the ideal place to host a memorable Christmas party.
While Sipsmith’s hot gin specialties will take the spotlight, the bar is fully stocked with plenty of other tipples to choose from, including seasonal beers, world wines and artisan soft drinks.
Victorian Hot Gin Masterclass
Prior to the grand opening a Victorian Hot Gin Masterclass event will take place at the pop-up bar on Wednesday 13 November from 6.30pm to 8pm, where gin-lovers can meet the distillers from Sipsmith, make and sample their own hot gin and learn about its fascinating history.
Tickets are £15 per person and can be purchased here.
Visit Sipsmith's Victorian Hot Gin Bar
Sipsmith will be hosting various hot gin pop-ups in Fuller’s this winter, with The Conductor and The Gun in Docklands being the flagship sites.
Olly said: “The Conductor is a great site which has undergone a fantastic refurb offering a warming and cosy space to relax with friends, family and colleagues. It is also close to the river, the birthplace of hot gin tipples of London’s past, making it the perfect spot to celebrate hot gin. The Gun will follow a similar theme but with a Docklands setting - a perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of London city life.”
So, as the cold weather sets in this festive season raise a hot gin this winter and celebrate in Sipsmith style at The Conductor, located at 1 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA, next door to the City Thameslink in Farringdon.
Visit www.theconductorbar.co.uk for more information and to make a booking.