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The Distillery Bar, London

8 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG, UK
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4 Star Rating
19 January 2016The Distillery BarTags: London, UK, Cocktail Bar reviewsThe Bill: £39 per head
 

The Distillery Bar is located inside the Hilton Bankside. The bar is located on the site of a former essence factory from the 1880s and uses aromatics and infusions to pay homage to its heritage. The cocktails are creative and the presentation is impressive, it’s a welcomed change from the norm and it’s a relaxed place to enjoy super cocktails.

I started with the ‘Distillery Fragrance’, a cocktail mixed with Bloom Gin, Rose Liqueur Reduction, Yuzu Juice, Eizzy Lavender and Water. Aromatic by name, and by taste. This was a wonderful cocktail and it set the tone for the evening ahead. My partner ordered the ‘Queen Elizabeth II’. This cocktail comprised of Sipsmith Gin, Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Syrup, Egg White, and Basil Leaves. Another splendid cocktail which was beautifully presented and tasted delicious.

“A wonderful blend of mixology, craftsmanship and imagination.”

Next I sampled the ‘Don’t Be Jealous Florence’, another Gin based cocktail mixed with VII Hills Gin, Antica Formula, Punt e Mes Orange Bitter, aged in an Eine Bourbon Barrel to give it a lovely oak tone. An interesting cocktail and not shy on alcohol. My partner ordered the ‘Matryoshka Fashion’, mixed with Knob Creek Bourbon and stirred with Rich Negroni Reduction. The Negroni provided a sweet and delicious flavour, and we were almost tempted to order another.

For my final choice I ordered the ‘Tijuana Horizon’, a Tequila Infused cocktail with Smoked Rosemary Spiced Campari Reduction, a squeeze of Lime Juice, and complete with a splash of Lemonade. Another masterfully crafted cocktail, the flavours blended seamlessly and I can’t speak highly enough of this cocktail. My partner ordered a ‘Richard the Lionheart’. This comprised of Absolut Vodka, Infused with Blue Cheese and Spayed Noilly Prat Fragrance. An interesting blend, but perfectly satisfying.

We were served cocktails offering a wonderful blend of mixology, craftsmanship and imagination throughout the evening. An absolute must for all cocktail lovers, and we can’t wait to return and sample more of their creations in the future.

 
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