Spirited Sermon

  • What is it?

    50 percent off tickets to a programme of after-hours drinks masterclasses at Reverend JW Simpson.

    Why buy?

    When we sent Time Out’s Drink Editor Laura Richards off to visit the vicarage-turned-cocktail bar Reverend JW Simpson, she came back to the office totally converted, and gave the place a four-star verdict. So when we heard about their Spirited Sermons, regular evening classes that delve into the stories behind various high-profile spirit brands, we knew we wanted to get involved. We’ve managed to sort these half-price tickets to their upcoming sessions – and yes, they do include a cocktail. Three, in fact. Amen to that!

    What are the classes?
    Farm to Glass – The Black Cow Vodka Story
    August 8
    Vodka made from what? Hear the story of a West Dorset dairy farmer’s bold ambition to make the good russki spirit out of milk from his herd of 250 cows.

    Carnival Spirit – Jamaican rums with Appleton, Wray & Nephew and Koko Kanu
    August 22

    With Notting Hill Carnival just around the corner, get into the festival spirit by learning about a trio of Jamaican rum brands.

    Ruminations of a Rambling Reverend  The Autumn/Winter Cocktail Collection
    September 5

    The Reverend JW Simpson team will be launching their new travel-inspired A/W cocktail collection by reflecting on the reverend’s adventures abroad.

    Wild & Beautiful – Sauvelle Vodka
    September 19

    Hear Antoine Gravouil and Olivier Carsoule talk about the creation of their artisanal vodka brand, which is distilled in the Cognac region of France.

    London Cocktail Week gets Bitter & Twisted with a Campari Sermon
    Special October 3

    An LCW special! The Campari folks will wax lyrical about the red stuff – from classics like the negroni and campari soda to latter-day innovations.

    An Irish Aristocrat in Cognac – The Richard Hennessy Story
    October 17

    The story of Henny – from its origins in eighteenth-century Ireland to its current status as the epitome of luxury and high status.

    The Sparkling Widow – A Hallowe’en Special with Veuve Cliquot Champagne
    October 31

    A special spooky session that explores a curious anecdote involving Madame Cliquot – of Veuve Cliquot fame – and an alarming-sounding technique of opening a bottle with a cavalry sabre.

    Beyond the Vale of Tranquility – The World of Glenmorangie Whisky
    November 14

    A wee history lesson on one of Scotland’s most famous single-malt scotches – with a dram or two along the way.

    Thanks for the Turkey! – Wild Turkey Bourbon Thanksgiving Special
    November 28
    As our Stateside cousins celebrate their annual holiday, this session will take a look at Kentucky’s famous bourbon.
  • Need to know

    • This voucher is valid for a ticket to Spirited Sermon at Reverend JW Simpson including three cocktails
    • Please select your preferred option at checkout. 
    • Please note your voucher is only valid for the selected option. 
    • You must bring a printed voucher and present it upon arrival.
    • This voucher cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.