Gin & Type Tasting

Sep 22 2018 19:00 - 21:30

Tap & Bottle, Flat Iron Square, 64 Southwark St, SE1 1RU London


Gin & Type Tasting
The amazing stories of fonts, civilisation & gin
London Design Festival

An exciting and immersive event that breaks all the rules of a traditional tasting. "Sublime and crazy tales from the past" come to life in a series of games and activities that will challenge your assumptions and shed a whole new light on what is right before your very eyes.

This is a unique gin tasting evening created just for the London Design Festival, it will run for two dates only.

Join author Sarah Hyndman in the wonderful Tap & Bottle, Flat Iron Square for an exciting and interactive journey. You will discover how the stories of gin and type are inextricably entwined through trade routes, continental rivalries, the tumultuous history of printing and cultural movements. This is a new and unique Type Tasting experience based on previous sell-out events created for the London Design Festival.

Rivalry
Jenever gin & Dutch type are embraced when all things from England’s continuing nemesis France are off limits. Served with sound & scent.

Larger than life
Old Tom Gin & ornate Victorian display letters, as gin distilleries and type foundries proliferate in London. Served with foraged flavours & scents of the apothecary as you customise your own drink.

International influences
Tea drinking rivals gin, medicinal tonic, scurvy-preventing lime and Indian street painting. Served with scent & edibles.

“Less is more”
Dry gin, dry martinis, Mad Men, Modernism and Helvetica. Served with taste & an activity.

Experiential
Gin served two ways with sound, colour, texture & type in a multisensory taste-changing demonstration.

Activities and interactive demonstrations will bring each stage in the story to life, and make this a memorable journey of discovery.

The evening is hosted by Sarah Hyndman, author of 'Why Fonts Matter', TEDx speaker, and a regular guest on radio and TV.

No prior knowledge of (or interest in) type or design is necessary (over 18s only).

Tap & Bottle is an idyllic two story wine bar sitting in a beautiful grade II listed building, above the bustling Flat Iron Square. This intimate venue boasts an ever-changing rotation of exclusive wines poured through kegs, making it one of London's only 'wine on tap' locations. Tap & Bottle also boasts a stunning private terrace garden which sits just adjacent to the railway arches. 

The evening is hosted by Sarah Hyndman, author of 'Why Fonts Matter', TEDx speaker, and a regular guest on radio and TV.

No prior knowledge of (or interest in) type or design is necessary (over 18s only).


See all Type Tasting events at the London Design Festival.

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