In celebration of London Cocktail Week 2019, The London Essence Co. commissioned Global Bartending to design, curate, and produce a personalised journey through flavour. Ticket holders were treated to a bespoke cocktail, scientifically matched to their palates and mixed by the World’s top bartenders.

At the heart of The Essence House was a unique hands-on experience, curated by Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart, one of only a handful of experts dedicated to the science of gastronomy and flavour perception in the UK. A series of interactive taste and aroma tests helped identify each individual’s palate profile, exploring how nature and nurture play a part in the flavours that they like and dislike, and helped to enhance their drinking experiences through the understanding of their taste preferences, resulting in an array of cocktail combinations uniquely crafted with a World Class spirit offering.  

During each of the four nights the house welcomed an industry-leading bartender, handpicked by Global Bartending and London Essence from some of the World’s most revered bars, including: Liana Oster from The World’s No.1 Bar Dante in New York, James Fowler owner of Terrior Tapas in Bournemouth; the UKs most sustainable Bar and Lorenzo Antinori from The Four Season Hotel Group in Hong Kong.