The UK Cognac Bureau introduces Culture Cognac workshop at Ace Hotel on 25th April 2019

Presented by Cognac Educator, Phil Duffy & Director of The Mixing Class, Hannah Lanfear
Concise cognac cocktail workshop
Cognac cocktails served by The Devil’s Darling

This exclusive trade only workshop will be led by cognac experts Phil Duffy and Hannah Lanfear who will present a concise, interactive workshop on the culture of contemporary cognac cocktails in the UK. The dynamic duo will take the audience through a cognac cocktail odyssey; delving into how the diverse production choices (terroir, grapes, barrels, ageing and more) influence cognac’s subtle flavour profile, making some of today’s most sublime cocktails. Trade guests will walk away equipped with up to date information on the appellation and an abundance of inspiration for shaking up some cutting-edge cognac cocktails.

Phil Duffy comments “It’s so positive to see the cognac category continuing to grow in popularity and now more than ever which is of course due to London’s love of cocktails being at an all-time high. Cognac is no doubt one of the most versatile spirits and is one of the hottest cocktail ingredients going.”

Hannah Lanfear adds “April is a busy month for this fantastic spirit with so many of London’s trade taking part in The Cognac Show and Cognac Cocktail Weekend. Culture Cognac is a great initiative, I’m really looking forward to catching up with friends in the trade and to presenting alongside Phil –there’ll be some fantastic cocktails there too!”


Culture Cognac
Thursday 25th April, 11.30am-1.30pm
Ace Hotel, Britannia Rooms, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ Strictly trade only 


For more information, or to RSVP to Culture Cognac please contact the UK Cognac Bureau on 020 7759 7400 or at cognac@thisisphipps.com


Notes to editors 

The Whiskey Exchange Cognac Show 26th – 27th April The BNIC is sponsoring the main bar across the weekend. The Cognac Show showcases over 150 cognacs, attended by over 30 exhibitors, with many London bars taking part. More information Cognac Cocktail Weekend 24th – 28th April 2019 Cognac Cocktail Weekend is one of DrinkUp.London’s new Mini Festivals! Taking place over five days and coinciding with its sister company’s event – The Cognac Show – the Mini Festival aimed at getting consumers trying special cognac Cocktails in the best bars in London. More information About the BNIC The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) represents, fosters and protects the Cognac Appellation d’Origine Conrôlée in France and abroad. In the 150 countries where cognac is sold, this AOC assures consumers a product of exceptional quality. With a membership that equally represents the agricultural and commercial interests of Cognac. The BNIC is the consultative and decision-making body for the 4,500 growers, 110 distillers and 280 négociants of the Cognac Appellation. The BNIC has the best interests of the appellation, its inhabitants as well as those who make and consume cognac at its very heart, taking responsibility for the way the appellation is presented to the public.
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