Best Rums of 2018

It’s National Rum Day! To celebrate, we’ve come up with a list of some of top tipples from this year ranging from a Colombian rum whose crest is inspired by a national dirty joke, to a stunner of a white rum from the Seychelles. Takamaka White Rum (38%) Brothers Bernard and Richard d’Offay opened Takamaka…

Stepney Summer Spirits & Beer Club Summer BBQ Review

On 28th June, Sated had the pleasure of co-hosting one of Boozers without Borders’ monthly shindigs at Stepney City Farm. They brought the craft beer, we provided the premium cocktails, the farm organised the food, and this ridiculous Summer heatwave meant we actually had sun for our English BBQ?! We look back at the fantastic…

Bombay Sapphire CANVAS Pop-Up Review

We were lucky enough to attend the launch of Bombay Sapphire’s CANVAS pop-up event in Shoreditch, which will be running from 18th – 21st July. Here’s what was what! Bombay Sapphire have positioned CANVAS as destination designed to inspire creative self-expression through the mediums of art and gin (something we can certainly get on board…

EVENT: Bombay Sapphire announces CANVAS pop-up in Shoreditch

Bombay Sapphire gin has announced its upcoming event, ‘CANVAS’, that will pop up in Shoreditch from 18th to 21st July. Positioned as a destination designed to inspire creative self-expression, CANVAS will give guests the opportunity to join a group of 15 international artists (both emerging and established) in the transformation of a space from a…

The Lake District Gastronomic Guide

The Lake District is renowned for its breath-taking natural beauty, quaint slate towns and the impact it had on some of the UK’s most canonical writers. However, in recent years, the region’s gastronomic offerings have exploded. We went on a weekend wander to the “loveliest spot that man hath found” to check out some choice…

Forest Side Hotel Review

Located at the heart of the Lake District amidst forty-three acres of lush gardens and grounds, Forest Side Hotel is the perfect escape for city dwellers looking for an idyllic spot to unwind and indulge in. With fantastic staff, elegant rooms and a Michelin-star restaurant, we couldn’t ask for much more. There is something about…

Forest Side Restaurant Review

Known as a place of constant scenic beauty, the Lake District also boasts a blossoming gastronomical scene. One such wonder can be found at Forest Side Hotel, which houses a one-Michelin-star, 4 AA Rosettes restaurant run by Head Chef Kevin Tickle. Renowned for his foraging and use of local, seasonal produce, Tickle sources as many…

The Lakes Distillery Tour

Opened in 2014 in what was a disused Victorian dairy farm, The Lakes Distillery has since become a multi-award-winning tourist attraction with a Michelin-guide Bistro, as well as of course producing some might mighty fine spirits. We went on a tour of the distillery to see how some of our favourite spirits are made. Dating…

EVENT: Stepney Summer Spirits & Beer Club

We at Sated are thrilled to announce that we are co-hosting the free-to-attend Stepney Summer Spirits & Beer Club with Boozers without Borders on 28th June. Ever wanted to raise money for charity by drinking fantastic craft spirits, beers and summery cocktails on a farm, surrounded by goats and friendly faces? Of course you have,…

Sated’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father’s Day is almost upon us and we have a load of fantastic special offers for you to treat your dad to. Whether a connoisseur of fine spirits, a man with a sweet tooth, an adventurer at heart, you’ll fine something exciting that will help show your appreciation for all he’s done. Scotch Malt Whisky Society…

World Gin Day London

London’s favourite spirit is getting its own festival with the inaugural World Gin Day London hitting the capital this week. The four-day festival of all things gin will be taking over London on Thursday 7th and will be running until 10th June. This new gin extravaganza will feature a handpicked selection of 75 of London’s…

Want to Get Paid to Drink Cocktails?

No, it’s not a trick. Organic Swedish vodka, Virtuous Vodka is working with Darwin & Wallace venues to give cocktail lovers the chance to get paid £600 to taste cocktails. Cocktail enthusiasts can apply to the new job, posted by Virtuous Vodka and the collection of independent London bars (No.11 Pimlico Road, No.32 The Old…

Loire Moments Supper Club at Petit Pois Bistro

DrinkUp.London, the group behind London Cocktail Week, London Wine Week, and many other wonderfully boozey festivals around the capital, have launched a new series with Loire Valley Wines called Loire Moments Supper Club. The new series will run throughout the year in different locations, pairing wines from the Loire Valley region with dishes from the…

What to Expect at London Wine Week 2018

This year, London Wine Week (14th – 20th May) will be returning to the capital with some old faithfuls and a whole host of new bars joining DrinkUp.London’s efforts to educate, excite and enjoyably inebriate the wine-loving public. Moving from its original hub in Devonshire Square to Flat Iron Square, London Wine Week will offer…

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Region Rumble” Tasting Notes

In celebration of the Spirit of Speyside and Fèis Ìle Festivals, Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) have announced three exclusive membership offers, pitting Speyside against Islay in a “Region Rumble” where newcomers can choose membership with either a bottle of Islay or Speyside whisky, or an exclusive Mixed Festival Discovery Pack.  LIMITED TIME SCOTCH MALT…

What is Scotch Malt Whisky Society?

Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is an international members’ club offering the world’s widest collection of rare and exceptional single cask whiskies to discerning whisky lovers. Each of their whiskies is bottled from a single cask at natural strength without the addition of water or colouring, as has been the case since their launch in…

Islay Whisky

Islay whiskies are some of the best known in the world, but where is Islay and how do its whiskies taste? WhERE is Islay? Islay is a tiny island off the west coast of Scotland with a population of less than 4,000. Two-hours from the mainland, it is accessible by a somewhat unpredictable ferry service…

What is Fèis Ìle?

If you’re a “peat freak” like us, Islay is your spiritual homeland and Fèis Ìle your national holiday. Every year, thousands of whisky enthusiasts descend upon the tiny island via the temperamental ferry, battling intense rainfall and a two-bus-a-day transport service to visit the eight working distilleries and experience the unrivalled hospitality and curiosity of…

It’s our 1st Birthday!

We turned one year’s old on Friday 20th April – that certainly went quickly! Over the past year, we have worked with a lot of fantastic people, brands, venues and PR agencies and have been amazed by the reception Sated has received. A massive thank you to all of you who have been involved so…

Boondocks announces “The Mac Attack” Burger Challenge

Food challenge alert! Boondocks is launching a limited time, mammoth burger that is free if you can finish it. On 11th May Boondocks, the naughty younger sibling of the Feed Your Soul family, will celebrate National Eat What You Want Day with a mammoth food challenge, created by founder Bea Vo. Available for one week only,…

Callooh Callay relaunches The JubJub Members’ Bar

This May, a “secret” upstairs Members’ Bar will be relaunching above the world-famous cocktail bar, Callooh Callay, in celebration of the venue’s 10th birthday. Members to the bar will either be chosen through application, or by invitation from the bar team, and will be given a special The JubJub key to unlock the door and…

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Midsummer Terrace to launch at Mondrian London

Flowers will be flooding the exterior of the Mondrian London in time for summer, and will be bringing a champagne bar with them. Fans of the bubbly should look forward to a summer of sipping champagne at the Mondrian London, who has partnered with Laurent-Perrier for a very special terrace alongside the banks of the…

Foursquare Rum Distillery Exceptional Cask Selection Preview

Trailer Happiness is to rum lovers what Crufts is to dog show enthusiasts, so it was with great excitement that we accepted industry stalwart Peter Holland’s (Floating Rum Shack) invitation to attend a preview tasting of the forthcoming Foursquare Rum Distillery Exceptional Cask Selection with Master Blender Richard Seale at the Notting Hill venue. With…

Drink Up London launches Loire Moments Supper Club

Drink Up London (the group behind London Cocktail Week, London Wine Week, Espresso Martini Fest, and a tonne  of other fantastic booze events) has launched a new supper club, celebrating wines of the Loire Valley. This first Loire Moments Supper Club will kick off on Thursday 12th April at Petit Pois in Hoxton Square. Loire…

SPECIAL OFFER: Scotch Malt Whisky Society membership + commemorative bottle

In celebration of Tartan Day this April, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is giving Sated’s readers the chance to grab membership to the world-famous club along with a commemorative bottling of 11.36 Highlander Schmighlander for only £99!  Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is an international members’ club offering the world’s widest collection of rare and exceptional…

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch launches Nobu Café

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch has announced the launch of the new Nobu Café in the Lobby Lounge of the hotel, serving an eclectic café menu with an exclusive Matcha bar, London’s only Kinto hand-brew Japanese filter-coffee and a luxurious Nobu-style Afternoon tea.    From 7am, Nobu Café will serve a selection of Asian-inspired pastries and sweets…

Free Percol Coffee at “World’s Most Sustainable Coffee Shop” Pop-Up

Percol Coffee will be celebrating UK Coffee Week by bringing “the world’s most sustainable coffee shop” to Old Street Station this April. From Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th April, an immersive pop-up coffee shop will aim to encourage consumers to make small changes to their daily coffee routine in the view to become more sustainable….

Donovan Bar reopens with new menu from Salvatore Calabrese

This April sees the reopening of the Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel following its complete re-design by Olga Polizzi and Inge Moore (Co-Founder of interior design studio, Muza Lab). The new look will be accompanied by a new drinks menu curated by the legendary Salvatore Calabrese (former President of the United Kingdom Bartender’s Guild and…

Heinz Beck set to launch Beck at Brown’s

Three-Michelin-starred chef, Heinz Beck has announced he will return to London next month with his much-anticipated new restaurant Beck at Brown’s, slated to launch on Monday 16th April at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair. The new restaurant, designed by Rocco Forte’s own Olga Polizzi, will offer a brand-new casual dining menu of classic Italian dishes, reinvented…

Dandelyan launches new “The Modern Life of Plants” cocktail menu

Dubbed “World’s Best Bar” at last year’s Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, and runner-up at World’s Best 50 Bars 2017 (to name only a few of their more recent titles), Dandelyan is almost synonymous with innovation in the hospitality world. Since its opening in October 2014 off the Thames path in Mondrain at Sea…

Win a “whole cow” at Smith & Wollensky

Vegetarians – turn back now. This is not one for you. American steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, are offering diners the chance to win “a whole cow” this March. Executive Head Chef, Tom Cook, has created a 14-course menu inspired by the tradition of ‘nose-to-tail’ dining, which subscribes to the opinion that “If you’re going to…

CLASS Bar Awards 2018

The best of the UK bar trade scene will come together on Tuesday 20th February to recognise the most innovative bars and bartenders in the country at CLASS Bar Awards 2018. This year’s shortlist holds some of Sated’s favourite bars and we can’t wait to see which prove triumphant. Follow our social media coverage of…

Sated’s Actually Interesting Valentine’s Day Guide 2018

So, Valentine’s Day is upon us once more and if you’re anything like us, you want to celebrate it away from the heart-shaped chocolates, vomit-inducing pink foil balloons and the overpriced, over-booked restaurants where swooning couples recite clichés at one another and try to refrain from arguing on this most romantically pressure-ridden of days. How…

Linje Tio, Sweden’s Best Bar, pops up in London

January is finally over and those who remained faithful and abstained from alcohol can rejoice as a pop-up of one of the world’s top ranked bars is here to welcome them back to fold. Named the 44th best bar in the world at World’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2017, and the only Swedish one to make…

Maison Champy Wine Tasting at Patron Cave à Manger

The new year is well and truly upon us and the festive season is over. We’re meant to be slowly shedding our thermals and woolies and looking forward to (a very distant seeming) Spring. However, January went on for an eternity and the weather is still biting, so we at Sated are continuing to indulge…

3 St James’s Square Wellness Members’ Club Review

A couple of months ago, we were shown around the bare-bones building site destined to become Mayfair’s first, high-tech, wellness members’ club, 3 St James’s Square, by its founder, Mark Chamber. He painted a picture with words, gesticulations and contagious passion of what the club would stand for, who it would cater to and the…

Sated Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s nearly Christmas! When the f**k did that happen?! You’ve still got to buy presents for the family, the colleagues you actually like and those friends who keep getting you heartfelt gifts so that you are now forced to reciprocate. Don’t panic – we’ve got your back with a selection of unique gifts that the…

Win a Three-Month Subscription to The Courtyard Dairy Cheese Club!

The multi-award-winning champions of farmhouse cheese, The Courtyard Dairy, are offering Sated’s readers the chance to Win a Three-Month Subscription to their Cheese Club! Their cheeses make up the cheese courses of Michelin and AA Rosette restaurants across the UK and have been lauded as some of the best in the country. All you need to…

Whisky-Me

We admit that when we think of a whisky subscription, we see wooden boxes cradling clear, glass bottles stamped with Serif-lettered labels, making their way to greying patriarchs who will cluck at the named distilleries and laud the various vintages. That stops now. Whisky-Me is the brand new, unpretentious and accessible monthly delivery service from…

“Into the Wild” with The Botanist Gin and Sager + Wilde

As whisky “peat-freaks”, Islay holds a special place in our hearts. However, the single malt Mecca is also home to one of our favoured gins – The Botanist. This London Cocktail Week saw The Botanist gin pair up with Sager + Wild for a series of “Into the Wild” dinners inspired by the Hebridean Island’s…

The Trading House’s Christmas Menu Review

Christmas is round the corner and it’s time to start eating like it. In a truly daring escapade, Sated battles the mania of Bank at rush hour to preview The Trading House’s Christmas Menu. Contained in a Grade-II-listed building, The Trading House is a restaurant-bar exhibiting all sorts of knick-knacks and peculiarities, from taxidermy and…

3 St James’s Square Private Members’ Club

Sated sneaks a peak at 3 St James’s Square – a brand new private members’ club launching this November – and picks its Founder’s brain about the exciting, unique and controversial things he is doing that make the club different from anything else out there. This past year has seen a resurgence of the private…

Win a Pair of Tickets to The Spirit Show 2017

Sated is offering our lovely booze-hound readers the chance to Win a Pair of Tickets to The Spirit Show 2017. Returning to the Business Design Centre 1st – 2nd December, The Spirit Show will showcase the very best spirits from around the world. These will include the usual suspects (whisky, gin, rum, vodka, and what…

The London Cheese Project Returns this November

There are few things in life greater than a cheeseboard. That – unless you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or wrong – is just a fact of life. Cheese choice is abundance is what the people have called for and this is exactly what they will receive next weekend. On 4th and 5th November, the grounds…

MasterChef duo, Billy & Jack, team up with Christopher’s

Timeless martini bar and restaurant, Christopher’s, are joining forces with MasterChef alumni Billy and Jack for a stateside-inspired three date supper club this October. In a five-course feast from 18th – 20th October, Billy and Jack team their passion for wholesome American dining with Christopher’s Francis Agyepong’s 20-year experience to take guests on a gastronomical journey…

Old Fashioned Week 2017 Announced

We’ve made our way around The Whisky Show, survived Cocktail Week and had our brief dalliance with Tequila & Mezcal Fest, but there is more to come! Introducing, Old Fashioned Week – a celebration of the Louisville classic cocktail that returns to the UK for its second year. Sated was lucky enough to go to…

Best Bars in London – World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2017

Last night, the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2017 had those in the bar world at the edges of their seats (or more literally, sneakily watching the action live on their phones whilst working a shift). In an exciting turn of events, The Savoy’s American Bar knocked The Dead Rabbit in New York off of…

A Guide to London Cocktail Week 2017

One of our taste buds’ Darlings and our livers’ greatest trials, London Cocktail Week, returns to the capital for its eighth year, with many old favourites and a few new tricks up its liquor-sodden sleeve. For cocktail lovers who have so far managed to miraculously avoid this week of discovery, or those veterans who need…

Best Bars at London Cocktail Week 2017

Phew! Well this took a while! We at Sated have come up with an area guide to the Best Bars at London Cocktail Week 2017 so that you don’t miss out on some fantastic goings-ons. Squirreled away in there are some sneaky previews of the cocktails you will be sampling. To find out about the…

Best Events at London Cocktail Week 2017

With so many events taking place, it’s hard to figure out which to go to. Luckily for you, we at Sated have created a cheat-sheet guide to the Best Events at London Cocktail Week 2017. To find out about the Best Bars at London Cocktail Week 2017, read our events guide here, and you can find…

Gin Festival 2017

Celebrating its fourth year, Gin Festival 2017 brought a greater variety of gins, events and bars to Tobacco Docks this August. Established in 2013 by husband and wife team, Jym and Marie Harris, the event was born of a desire to give lovers of the Juniper Goddess access to brands they would never normally hear…

Treatment Suite at Canary Riverside Plaza

Ever push your chair away from your desk, stretch your arms up in the air and go “I could really do with a massage”? Not just us? Didn’t think so. Whilst there are many little massage parlours dotted about the capital that it Is possible to duck into for a quick lunchtime massage, from our…

MasterChef duo bring Billy and Jack’s Supper Club to Southbank Centre

MasterChef duo Billy & Jack, finalists who met on the 2016 BBC cooking show, bring their sell-out Billy and Jack’s Supper Club to the top floor of Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for Summertime 30th July – 28th August 2017. This will be the first supper club to take up residence in Southbank Centre’s stunning St Paul’s Pavilion…

Digby Fine English Sparkling Wine’s 4th Birthday Celebrations

Last week, we at Sated had the pleasure of attending the birthday party of a “rather precocious, slightly tipsy 4-year-old”* – the multi-award-winning Digby Fine English Sparkling Wine company, at Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in Southwark. The evening comprised a Blending Salon hosted by Digby co-founder, the gregarious Trevor Clough, followed by a romp through their…

Hendrick’s Summertime Garden at Worship Street Whistling Shop

Any London-dwelling cocktail lover worth their salt will have heard of Worship Street Whistling Shop – a low-lit, subterranean bar filled with wingback leather armchairs, moody Chesterfields and Victoriana that is known for its inventive take on mixology and love affair with gin. However, the old favourite is about to get even better. For the Summer,…

Disappearing Dining Club: Tasting Menu with Côtes du Rhône Wines

Earlier this week, Côtes du Rhône teamed up with Disappearing Dining Club to host a delectable six-course tasting menu with Rhône Valley wine pairings at DDC’s newest brick and mortar premises, Studio DDC in Hoxton. Never the types to pass up the opportunity to learn more about wine, we slogged through the rain to get…

Craft Gin Club or Sparkling Wine Club?

If the first half of 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that few things in life are certain. Perhaps that’s why, in these ambiguous times, we at Sated are looking for something strong (in alcohol content) and stable (in service). Enter, the UK’s number one gin subscription club – Craft Gin Club. Every month, members…

Ketel One Brunch at Paradise Garage

Day-drinking has become not only acceptable but celebrated with Boozy Brunches popping up left, right and centre all over London. Whilst most offer the expected and easily top-up-able Prosecco or Bloody Mary’s, Paradise Garage – in collaboration with Ketel One Vodka and London Food Month – has gone a different route with a carefully crafted…

London Food Month

This June, London Evening Standard and Diageo World Class Drinks have paired up to deliver London Food Month – a celebration of gastronomy in Kensington Gardens, featuring pop-up food stands and bars, as well as over 400 events across the capital. Sated meandered on down to the opening of the Night Market to see what…

Nobu Shoreditch to open in July

This July, Nobu Shoreditch, the latest addition to the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire and hotel group will open within the new Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, located just off of Great Eastern Street. The 240-seat restaurant will lie at the heart of the building, span almost the entire footprint of the hotel and provide an exciting new…

The Napoleon Hotel & Bars

We at Sated love a new concept, but even we were somewhat baffled by the announcement that the storied pair behind Worship Street Whistling Shop and Black Rock had decided to open London’s smallest grand hotel, encompassing one guestroom and – wait for it – three bars. Our interest peaked, we decided to head on…

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Interior Designer, Inge Moore, and her London-based design studio, Muza Lab, has recently completed the refurbishment of 48 guestrooms and suites in one of the world’s most iconic hotels – Cape Town’s Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. The design intent was to recreate the original spirit of the grand hotel, which first opened its doors in 1899,…

Soho Whisky Club

I belong to a whisky club. Now, prejudicial creatures as we humans are, the reader of such an assertation might well presume that I am an older aged, white of hair English gentleman, probably from a wealthy background, whose proclivities for the finer things in life have resulted in the onset of gout and a…

Interview: George Keeble, Soho Whisky Club

Gone are the days when Private Members’ Bars were reserved for society’s elite, privileged and frankly quite annoying. Sated catches up with George Keeble, Soho Whisky Club’s inimitable General Manager, to find out what sets this venue apart from the plethora of other tipple houses around London. First things first, let’s talk numbers: how much…