Ask any fan of gin and you’ll find that there’s only one place that can truly satisfy their thirst for the spirit.
Although flanked by stunning Art Deco touches, plenty of chic low-slung leather furniture, and topped by an intricate baroque ceiling fresco, these aficionados will always best know Atlas Bar as a spectacular haven for gin. After all, it’s home to the world’s largest and most extensive gin collection, with over 1,400 labels and counting.
Today, Atlas Bar wants to re-introduce you to the opulence of the libation with a series of unique experiences. The Personal Gin Tower Experience, for one, is perfect for both aficionados and beginners of the spirit, and involves what else, but a personal tour of the iconic Gin Tower.
Hosted by Jesse Vida, Atlas’ Head Bartender (or one of its senior bartenders), the tour takes you up the stairs to get up close and personal with some of the bar’s most well-loved labels, including those from lesser-known distilleries and expressions. A tasting and presentation of your handpicked gin-of-choice follows, paired perfectly with a tonic recommended by your host. Bring a friend or two for this.
Gins of the World is another way to travel the world without actually leaving the country. Held monthly, the world discovery experience sees three unique gins from different parts of the world being spotlighted. South America kicks off this tour, with Peruvian and Columbian gins that incorporate native botanicals from the Amazonian forest. Expect exotic flavours here like sacha inchi, trujillana and tonka beans to elevate your G&T experience.
To make your juniper-laced journey smoother — especially if you’re new — the Atlas team has devoted hundreds of hours into researching, tasting, and documenting the beauty of every spirit. Besides being arranged into distinct style categories — modern, barrel-rested, and navy strength — these gins have now been further divided into the Atlas Taxonomy of Taste. The guide of ten different flavour profiles such as earthy, nutty, spiced, and floral makes it an easy (not to mention fun) way of discovering bottles you’d never have even thought about trying previously. Not a bad way to spend an evening out, we’d say
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