London Mezcal Week (15th – 21st July) is returning for its third year as a week-long celebration of agave spirits, art, music and Mexican culture. With events including a Tasting Festival, talks and workshops, cinema screenings and supper-clubs, there’s something for every agave newbie and connoisseur.
What’s more, London Mezcal Week our giving Sated’s reader’s 15% off all tickets! Find out how to claim your discount below…
What is London Mezcal Week?
Since its birth three years ago, the brainchild of London duo Melanie Symond (QuiQuiRiQui) and Thea Cummings (Founder of Dangerous Don) has become an impassioned reveller, toddling merrily about extolling the virtues of the iconic Oaxaca spirit.
The week-long celebration has this year been confined to TT Liquor in Shoreditch for a focused schedule of events.
Tuesday 16th July, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
TT Liquor will be teaming up with artisanal mezcal producers, Pensador Mezcal, for a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s award-winning film Y Tu Mana Tambien. Hosted in the TT Liquor cinema, viewers will get a guided mezcal tasting with Pensador, followed by the film screening and complimentary cocktail.
Tickets cost £15 (£20 for two). Buy them here and use code SATEDLOVESMEZCAL for a 15% discount.
Women in Business Seminar – ‘The Art of Getting Sh** Done’
Wednesday 17th July, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Thea Cumming (London Mezcal Week Co-Founder and Founder of mezcal brand, Dangerous Don) will be teaming up with Wonder Works to present “The Art Of Getting Sh** Done – Stories of Female Brand Owners”. The afternoon will involve a series of discussion and talks with women in the drinks industry who have experience of running successful brands, all (naturally) accompanied by mezcal cocktails.
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Enotria&Coe – Reading Beyond The Label Panel Discussion
Thursday 18th July, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Premium wine and spirits supplier, Enotria&Coe will be hosting a very special panel discussion exploring all things agave. The interactive session and all-star line-up – including Carlos Mendes (Maker of QuiQuiRiQui), Jesse Estes (Ocho Tequila), Jorge Balbontin (Curado Tequila) – will answer everything you’ve ever wanted to know about mezcal and tequila.
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Kino Vino Supper-Club
Thursday 18th July, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Film and Dining experience, Kino Vino will return to TT Liquor after their sell-out event last year. The Mexican film, food and cocktail feast will start with a refreshing welcome drink, before ticket-holders are treated to a special screening of Y Tu Mana Tambien. After the film, a five-course, Mexican-inspired meal by guest chef Paola Carlini (menu available here) will be paired with TT Liquor cocktails and agave spirits. Those still in the mood for a fiesta will have the option to stay on in the Cellar Bar where DJs will play until late.
Tickets cost £65 per person. Buy them here and use code SATEDLOVESMEZCAL for a 15% discount.
Guest Bar Takeover
Friday 19th July – Saturday 20th July
There will also be bar takeovers from acclaimed bar La Punta, who will be flying in from Italy to take over the drinks at TT Liquor on Friday, followed by Bournemouth’s Mexican hotspot Ojo Rojo on Saturday.
Friday 19th July, 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday 20th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm [SATURDAY SESSION SOLD OUT]
For those wanting to put their bartending skills to the test, TT Liquor will host two interactive mezcal cocktail masterclasses. Attendees will be fully immersed in the art of cocktail making and will learn to mix four different mezcal-based drinks.
Tickets for the masterclass cost £70. Buy then here and use code SATEDLOVESMEZCAL for a 15% discount.
The Tasting Festival
Friday 19th – Saturday 20th July, 2:00pm – 8:00pm
This is set to be the highlight of the week with an exciting line-up of over 60 spirits including Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol, Bananora and Raicilla, some of which have never been tasted in the UK before!
There will be a series of guided tastings and insights from visiting Mezcaleros and industry experts. Guest speakers will include Jesse Estes (Brand Ambassador, Ocho Tequila), Tom Bullock (author of The Mezcal Experience) and Cristian Bugiada & Roberto Artusio (bar La Punta).
Visitors will also learn about Mexico’s original agave spirits in all their forms whilst enjoying specially crafted cocktails and sample Mexican small plates and snacks.
Tickets cost £35 for a day ticket. Buy them here and use code SATEDLOVESMEZCAL for a 15% discount.
Awesome! Where Is It?
All events are taking place at:
17B Kingsland Road,
See you there!