The Umbrella Workshop
Join us for our Mexican spirit tastings, where you will taste five different agave based spirits. Learn about the tradition and history of Agave distillation, from Tequila to Mezcal. Discover the differences and complex flavours of Mexico’s favourite spirit, one of the fastest growing spirit categories in the world. We’ll guide you through each spirit and their production process.
In addition, guests can continue their evening at one of our near-by, award-winning bars – The Sun Tavern with its extensive Irish Whiskey List, or neighbourhood cocktailbar, Discount Suit Company. Guests will be taken to their preferred bar by black cab where there will be a table reserved for their group at no extra cost.
The Mexican Spirit tasting is also available for private group tastings alongside our Poitín Tasting, and an Irish Whiskey Tasting.
Agave Tasting Format
Session last approximately two hours.
Enjoy an Agave cocktail before the tasting begins.
Introduction to the tasting:
Introduction to the tasting by our experienced bartender leading the class.
Taste a range of agave spirits from Tequila to Mezcal.
We can arrange for a taxi to either of our sister bars, The Sun Tavern, or Discount Suit Company for classic agave cocktails.
Food and Snacks:
Food provided by Provisions, a wine and cheese importer working with wonderful producers all over the world Europe.
Where are we located
The Umbrella Workshop is located at 10 Cleeve Workshops. These buildings originally would have been used as workshops for specialist crafters back in the late 1800’s such as blacksmiths, armourers, weavers and many more. Today not much has changed, Cleeve Workshops is home to a community of like minded companies who care about their craft and their community. In the heart of Shoreditch, Cleeve Workshop’s is tucked away in a quiet serene neighbourhood that benefits from being in the centre of Shoreditch but also benefiting from the peace and quiet that is offered by Boundary Street.
More Tastings to come …
New tastings will be available online soon, including East London Spirit Tasting. Please sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear about it.