With her fierce independent streak, passion for exploration and love of whiskey, it’s no wonder that Lady Abercorn – the fictious landlady of Andaz London Liverpool Street’s pub – has teamed up with bourbon bad-arses, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, to host a series of pop-up events and menus throughout October and November.
Lady A has given up a space at the back of her opulent oak panelled pub to her sisters in spirit, Bulleit‘s Jenna Ba, tattoo artist Sophie Mo, and barber extraordinaire Nikola Connelly, who will be hosting free-to-attend The Parlour Craft Sessions every Thursday this October and November. These will include Bulleit workshops, tattoo consultations and barber sessions, all hosted in the tattoo-parlour-esque back room that has been specially decked out with a Bulleit-inspired neon wall, and Sophie Mo illustrations inspired by Lady A’s treks around the world.
As for the menus, visitors are in for a treat, with bourbon-infused dishes such as Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg with Bulleit Whiskey and horseradish crème fraiche, a Highland Venison Burger with Cumberland sauce, and – the mother of all deliciousness – a Smoked Salted Caramel Bulleit Whiskey ice-cream sandwich served with a shot of truffled honey Bulleit bourbon.
Cocktails on offer are excitingly eclectic, with ingredients taken from five countries that Lady A visited on her travels. Our favourite by far is the Ye Olde Fashioned – a Middle Eastern inspired cocktail featuring Bulleit Ten-Year-Old Bourbon, Carob Syrup, Hazelnut and Chocolate Malagasy Bitters – although other drink choices Quincy Cidre, a French-inspired cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon, apple cider and quince shrub, and Chai This At Home, a chai-spiced beauty with Bulliet, hemp milk, vanilla drops and maple & black walnut bitters.
THE PARLOUR CRAFT SESSIONS
- 18.10 | BULLEIT WORKSHOP with Jenna Ba *
- 25.10 | TATTOO CONSULTING session with Sophie Mo & BARBER SESSION with Nikola Connelly
- 01.11 | BULLEIT WORKSHOP with Jenna Ba * & BARBER SESSION with Nikola Connelly
- 08.11 | THE LADY A PARLOUR BULLEIT & TATTOO WORKSHOP with Jenna Ba & Sophie Mo *
- 15.11 | BARBER SESSION with Nikola Connelly
* these events require a booking. Please visit bit.ly/LadyAParlour to book your place. All events are free.
Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen, Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel, 40 Liverpool Steet, London,, EC2M 7QN