Come learn about the history and taste the cocktails that changed the world. And then, the drinks that the World’s Best Bars have developed based on them.
Mathew Landan of The Haymarket - Louisville, talks about his journey transforming a coffee shop into one of world’s greatest whiskey bars.
Jigger, Beaker, Glass, is a year-long series of workshops and seminars that will tour the UK hosted by the BBFB Ambassador team with a selection of special guests.
Patrón Loves Leeds! Patrón masterclass (tequila category plus brand visuals) Patrón Oculus experience and tasting where we touch down on the Patrón Perfectionist's competition and Patrón Margarita Master's!
Join Global Brand Ambassador Miho Komatsu-Welpe and delve into the history, production and trends in sake as well as tasting your way through traditional and modern styles of Sake production.
The War carries on into 2017 seeing previous battles see it stand at 1-1. Bartenders from both cities compete across a number of cocktail tasks before we see which city reigns supreme winners. All welcome to show support throughout each task in numerous bars. Be sure to follow us on social media for up-to date news on this.
LIVIN’italy and Aperol will host an Aperitivo Party, with an amazing Aperol Spritz Bar in our terrace serving flowing slush cocktails, & Aperol Spritz, with everything accompanied by Free Food Italian nibbles. Featuring a live Dj set all night long, the main event will be an Aperol Spritz Competition.
It’s time to think green, so at this years LLC, MEATliquor and Bacardi Brown Foreman will be collaborating to bring you ‘Bar for Life’.
Campari Group Brand Ambassador will host an Amaro masterclass guiding through an Amaro tasting, explaining how to include Amaro in cocktails, emphasising the versatility of the bitter.
Why isn’t bread alcoholic? Why are Campari and Aperol red? What is actually in Pat O’ Briens Hurricane mix? In Liquidpedia, Jake Burger, Portobello Road Gin’s Master Distiller and Tristan Stephenson, alcohol afficiando, discuss the answers to all of these questions and 87 more.
Portobello Road Gin & The American Bar at The Savoy present Creativity vs. Innovation. Join Jake Burger & Joe Lewis-White for an in-depth discussion on how inimitable brands withstand the test of time and stay true to their values, whilst simultaneously & consistently pushing the envelope. Digest their thoughts & pick their brains, whilst you sip a gin cocktail or two, of course.
Masterclass with A Game Of Thrones Twist, amazing Almost Famous food aimed at GOT fans and Non Fans alike.
Peter Holland from Pusser’s and Georgi Radev, Manager of world renowned bar ‘Mahiki’, will be hosting a 2 part session on Pusser’s Rum, the original commercially available Navy Rum, and all things Tiki, including some fabulous rum cocktails. Not to be missed!
Learn all about the Luxardo brand with this masterclass, taking a trip through the history of Maraschino, Sangue Morlacco, Amaretto, Limoncello, Sambuca and the outstanding cherries.
An afternoon with Sir Robin of Locksley. You will learn and get to know the history of the brand and the distilling process.
America is the birthplace of cocktail culture. Come and taste your way through cocktail history, sampling the cocktails that changed the world. Forever.
Join the Jack Daniel’s Uk Brand Ambassador, Cam Dawson for a walk down the Tennessee Trail – tasting whiskey from the oldest registered distillery in the USA.
Hosted by Hedonist Drinks- the most creative cocktail competiton in the world is back in LLC once again.
Join us to explore the unique taste of Sir Robin of Locksley Gin. Spend the afternoon enjoy samples and cocktails, special designed for Leeds Loves Cocktails 2017.
Tom Finnon of Marussia Beverages takes you through the history and heritage of Irish Whiskey, and the revival of distillation in Dublin after more than 40 years of silence. Tasting through an award-winning and incredibly unique range of Irelands native spirit.
An Absolut takeover of Roxy Ball Room’s nine hole golf course followed by a master class hosted by Absolut’s
Join the Chambord Brand Ambassador in an evening of making, drinking and learning about cocktails.
Join bourbon expert Tom Finnon at Leeds’ favourite dive bar for a fascinating insight into how moonshine became bourbon and what makes American Whiskey unique - tasting through 6 whiskies across over 200 years of bourbon evolution.
Join us for an introduction to agave spirits with Jesse Estes of Ocho Tequila as he takes us on a journey through this incredible spirit category covering it’s rich and exciting history, production processes and styles.
We have Casamigo’s hosting a discussion on the brand and background, along with distilling techniques and tasting.
Appleton rums take you through a history of the rum cocktail from punches to Nuclear Daiquiri’s and everything in between!
Each event is located at one of our partner bars accross the city. You can use our official LLC17 event guide to navigate around the city and get to each event. You can find them in each venue or using the map below, we've highlighted The Hub (big red icon) as your Loves Cocktails base and wristbands collection venue. See you at the bar.