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Review: DSC – London Cocktail Week 2018

London Cocktail Week returned to the capital once more for another rendition, bringing the capitals finest cocktail bars together to celebrate all things mixed drink-related.

And, as per tradition, at Discount we got straight into the spirit of things, hosting a series of events and showcasing a number of cocktail creations over the course of the week.

Kicking things off on 2nd October, we threw a gin-soaked Four Pillars party to celebrate all things juniper. Highlights included a bespoke cocktail list exclusive to the night, special guests, and DJs taking to our decks ’til the small hours.

Then, come Wednesday, Fernet Branca and Buffalo Trace were in the building for a pre-party to the ‘Best Bar Awards’ afterparty – and free shots were doled out by the dozen to some very lucky patrons. Cheers.

As if that wasn’t enough, on 4th October we hosted a special Buffalo Trace Antiques Collection Masterclass in the afternoon, which consisted of an in-depth tasting and talk with Drew Mayville – Buffalo Trace’s Master Blender.

He made the journey all the way across the pond to join us and give our guests an unparalleled insight into the art of whisky blending so a big thank you to him.

Finally, all month long we mixed up a proper guest cocktail to mark this month of mixed-drink appreciation. We dubbed it the ‘Lion’s Rein’, featuring Buffalo Trace, Pimento Dram, Amaro, Lime and Maple Syrup.

All in all, a fittingly alcohol-drenched week to look fondly back upon here at Discount. Hope to see as many of you here next time round!


Lion’s Rein – Buffalo Trace Bourbon | Pimento Dram | Amaro | Lime | Maple Syrup.

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