The Tasting Panel magazine

October 2018

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DEPARTMENT HEADER 78  /  the tasting panel  /  october 2018 78  /  the tasting panel  /  october 2018 EVENT RECAP T o establish their distillery in London in 2009, Sipsmith Gin founders Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall overcame restrictive regulations enacted nearly two centuries ago by successfully having the laws themselves changed. But as popular as Sipsmith has become for its pioneering and rebellious spirit, it's also known for its adherence to classic London gin traditions and well-balanced bevy of distinctive botanicals. To explore and celebrate the brand's illustrious ingredients, West Coast Brand Ambassador Lucy Ellis hosted a group of Bay Area bartenders for a July "scent-sploration" of the Sipsmith portfolio. Upon arriving at a literary-themed bar temporarily transformed into a perfumery, the bartenders were greeted with teacups of Sipsmith punch before putting their noses to work. Scents a nd Sensibility SIPSMITH GIN HOSTS BAY AREA BARTENDERS FOR A BOTANICAL FRAGRANCE WORKSHOP by Mara Marski / photos by Erica Bartel During a perfuming session courtesy of Sipsmith Gin, Bay Area bartenders were encouraged to sip on an array of Sipsmith cocktails, including this Stirred and Stiff Sipsmith London Dry Martini riff and a refreshing and fruity Sloe Gin Fizz (both pictured below). The bartenders' fragrances featured top, middle, and base notes inspired by the botanical profile of Sipsmith.

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