The week in pictures

London’s Hayman Distillery welcomed HRH Duke of Kent to officially open the family-owned distillery. The London distillery, which is located just four miles from where the family started distilling more than 150 years ago, was opened by the duke, who was joined by 4th and 5th generation members of the Hayman family; Christopher, James & Miranda. The family led a guided tour of the site, which featured a visit to the laboratory, the still room…

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Punch Room creates elemental cocktail menu

The London Edition hotel’s Punch Room has created a new menu inspired by the five classical elements – earth, air, fire, water and ether. The new menu, The Five: Volume III, is the latest instalment in the venue’s The Five series and has been developed by bar manager Andy Shannon – formerly of London’s Callooh Callay. The menu is split into five sections, each inspired by one of the elements that philosopher Aristotle believed made…

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The week in pictures

To celebrate Burns Night (25 January), luxury hotel The London Edition will host a ceilidh, serve Scottish-inspired snacks and mix up a host of signature cocktails. From 7pm until 9pm on Friday 25 January, the Lobby Bar will host London’s top Scottish Ceilidh five piece, Licence to Ceilidh, who will put “a fresh twist” on traditional Scottish tunes. The bar will also be serving up a special menu of whisky-based cocktails including Bobby’s Bru, which…

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