Taking it slow with Star of Bombay & Carousel London

You know us and you know we love gin! So when the tastemakers at Star of Bombay invited us along for an evening of ‘Slow Artistry’ we were intrigued and just a little bit thirsty!



Slow Artistry fundamental to the development and distillation of the delicious Star of Bombay. This innovative gin is slow distilled which intensifies the flavours and aromatics from the botanicals making a stunning cocktail spirit.


To illustrate the stunning care taken while creating this spirit we were treated to a bespoke meal created by Carousel’s chef Ollie Templeton which took in bergamot cured bacon, short rib steak and a yuzu meringue all paired with increasingly innovative gin cocktails.


From the curious naturally pink watercress and olive oil starter cocktail, through home made walnut liqueur, fake red wine (see below), we ended up merry and inspired, ending on a high with a cocktail with it’s own meringue peak.


There was a final personalised surprise in store before we all wobbled out into the night… Earlier in the evening we’d taken part in a blind taste test of eccentrically flavoured jellies, chosen our favourite and were presented with a martini with those flavoured bitters.

Of all the gin joints in all the world, we were so glad we walked into this one!

Star of Bombay is available at stockists nationwide RRP£36

Carousel London, 71 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 8AB



Anna Willatt

A chronic over researcher, Anna is the one who will sniff out all the unusual things to do at a destination and create a spreadsheet of options so there's no FOMO. Less likely to be spotted at an infinity pool, Anna will be finding dive bars, flea markets, 3rd wave coffee shops and chatting with locals to find out what they get up to...and sharing that intel here as part of #TeamCoco.

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