On the 4th October we welcomed The Dead Rabbit and their Beverage Director, Jillian Vose behind the bar, for what ended a royally riotous night.

We had a bespoke cocktail list made up of three of Jillian’s concoctions, and three of our own, all built around Slane Irish Whiskey. And it all took place slap bang in the middle of London Cocktail Week.

The evening started with a Ceilidh band setting the scene as Jillian took to her station. Already the bar was heaving with people keen to taste a little Dead Rabbit in East London. God Is A DJ going down especially well, with its banana, maple and toasted sesame nuances.

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Speaking of which, Umbrella Radio DJ’s jumped on the decks to play a set heavy with classics from Slane Castle Gigs – where the Slane Distillery is to be found. Plenty of Queen, Neil Young, Bowie and The Boss.

As the night drew on, Jillian slipped to the other side of the stick and got herself a well earned drink or two, while the Slane was now flowing as neat as you like.

For a school night it felt more like a weekend and there will have been some very foggy heads come Thursday morning.

A night that didn’t want missing, though if you did, fear not, as the cocktails will be on the menu every Whiskey Wednesday throughout October. They might be a little calmer too!

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