gin tasting with mr. fogg’s

{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs

an afternoon for two

Saturday afternoon, the sun was out, tourists flourishing and it felt like autumn was officially here. Sofiya and I hadn’t really gotten to hang out just the two of us in a while, so a little tipple and a bit of play was something we were looking forward to. We made it out to Covent Garden to Mr. Fogg’s Tavern, a proper cozy pub that hosted hunting from the ceilings making it extra inviting, extra casual and perfect for an afternoon. We were greeted up to the Gin Parlour that was nestled atop the tavern. It was a warm space perfecting for lounging, gossiping and overlooked a busy street with its double-glazed windows. We were in for a gin tasting and an afternoon tea.

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c&é was a guest of Mr. Fogg’s, but all opinions are my own.
 

{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs {mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs {mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs {mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs

how to taste gin like a pro

– Cleanse your palette and nose. This can be done by simply smelling some coffee beans and avoiding eating anything strong in flavors like garlic and spices.
– A stemmed copita glass works the best when it comes to tasting. It allows the gin to aerate and the thin layer of the glass enables the aromas to percolate up so you’re able to explore the various notes.
– Make sure the gin is at room temperature and avoid adding any garnish or ice when tasting it. A proper raw gin, at 21-23 Celsius, will make it easier for you to see and smell the gin.
– Spin the gin gently in the coppita for a minute. This will allow the aromas to release and then gently bring the glass up to your nose and take a very gentle sniff.
– Your initial reaction should answer if the gin is sharp? Fresh? Sweet? Spicy?
– Once your nose has gotten a reaction to the gin, it’s time to taste! Hold the gin on your tongue for a moment. Once you note what you taste then move it around your mouth. Does the flavor alter a bit? Then swallow and note if there are new flavors or after tastes?

 

{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs {mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs

 
 
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
 
 

what I wore

jacket c/o BODEN sweater COS dress ANTHROPOLOGIE heels c/o BODEN purse TED BAKER
lipstick AMAZING GRACE BY CHARLOTTE TILBURY

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In the heart of central London, Mr. Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Parlour hosts a G+Tea every Saturday. Very similar to a high tea, each session include a gin tasting sampling a few from their selection of 300. With quality libations come good food and a selection of Victorian sweets and savories will not disappoint. It’s a grand, exciting and enjoyable affair for anyone. You can book your Gin safari here! Or follow them on Instagram or Facebook.
 

{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs
{mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs {mr. fogg's gin parlour} via chevrons & éclairs

  • Sarah

    Supal, your photography is becoming so, so good! Such beautiful colors and that space is gorgeous. Wish the gin parlor was there when I lived in London. Are they associated with the residence in Mayfair?

  • Oh this looks like a perfect afternoon =o) Although I am not the biggest fan of gin I would love to learn how to properly drink it and enjoy myself =o) Also I love the composition of your photos, I always like reading your posts =o)

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    • Thank you so much!! Oh, they teach you bits on how you can enjoy it… worst case scenario, I’ll drink all your gin and then take you out for wine haha <3 So happy to hear you're enjoying the photos. I'm playing around with settings and creating my own filters 🙂

  • Paige Allison

    This is just my kind of hang out! Do you want to know what happened to me the last time I drank gin? I was 22 in college and *magically* ended up topless, flagging down cars on one of the busiest thoroughfares if my university, which has 70,000 students and is smack dab in the center of a city of 6 million people. So. You know. I don’t think anyone saw me or anything.

    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! BEST COMMENT EVER! YOU HAVE TO visit London. I’ll take you on a pub crawl or we’ll just hop from one club to the next.

  • Lindsay Katherine

    These pictures make me feel like I’m transported into a movie!! While a gin tasting sounds like my worst nightmare, I would definitely be down to hang at Mr. Foggs just for the delectable atmosphere.

  • Love this, obviously! The decor, the gin, everything. Adding to the list for whenever I actually do visit 🙂

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    Okay 2 things. 1) I feel like everywhere in London is so quaint and eclectic. I love seeing all your amazing photos.
    2) Can I use these tips for vodka or bourbon tasting? I’m not a gin fan.

    • Haha! Or maybe I’m just good at finding these quaint and eclectic places! I’ll definitely try to figure something out for the vodka or bourbon tasting… I will admit, can’t do bourbon though-I’m a double tanqueray and slimline girl through and through ahah. Vodka, I can do though! #DesaiAfterDark

  • Your photos are absolutely stunning! I have fallen in love with your blog. Everything is so delicate and beautiful. XO

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  • I can look at these pictures all day. Clearly I am stalking your blog this Sunday afternoon 🙂

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    • I’m going to try and figure out a picturesque place for dinner <3 It's hard to take a bad photo when everything is gorgeous and eclectic.