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8–10 JULY 2022
8–10 JULY 2022

2022 Events

 

Upgrade your cocktail weekend

 

Take a look at our events programme, we had our best ever line up of events for BCW2022! Our events tend to sell out quickly so keep an eye out for our 2023 programme.

Friday

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Jack Daniel’s Masterclass

Fri 8 July / 5–6pm

Crafting something that endures for over 150 years takes time and character. You’ll find plenty of both in the people and history that make Jack Daniel’s. In this masterclass, get to know the Jack Daniel’s family. Sample some delicious spirits, try each of their perfect serves and learn a little more about this popular brand from those in the know. 

Venue: Chapter
Time: 5–6pm
Cost: £10 
Booking required

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Taste the Seasons with House of Suntory

Fri 8 July / 6–7.30pm

Join the House of Suntory and creator of extraordinary foodbased art experiences, Kaye Winwood, showcasing Roku, Haku and Toki, focusing on the best of British flavours through a mystifying tasting experience. Expect to be confused and amazed in this immersive session. 

*Please note although this is a taste-related experience, there is no meal served at this event*

All ticket sale proceeds go to The Drinks Trust (Charity No. 1023376). Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event as part of their “Giving More” scheme. Which means double the donation to the chosen charity!

Venue: Hotel du Vin
Time: 6–7.30pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

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Classic Cocktail Masterclass

Fri 8 July / 6pm–7.30pm

Learn the basics behind what it takes to create delicious cocktails, as well as having the opportunity to mix up some classic cocktail creations yourself! Sipping cocktails during the class is essential as well and there will be some fun competitions and prizes to be won along the way.

Venue: Manahatta
Time: 6–7.30pm
Cost: £30
Booking required

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Non-Stop Live Music –
You Choose the Playlist!

Fri 8 July / 6pm onwards

Enjoy a high-energy, request based live music show where singing along to your favourite tunes and dancing your heart out is absolutely encouraged all whilst enjoying expertly crafted cocktails! 

Venue: Jukeboxers Duelling Piano Bar
Time: 6pm onwards
Cost: Free (£5 deposit to secure a booking)
No ticket required, but you can book online to guarantee entry.

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Discovering Suntory Whisky

Fri 8 July / 7–8.30pm

Discover the world of Suntory whisky with a tasting hosted by Whisky Specialist – Joe Ellis. Looking at the famous liquids of Toki, Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki & Chita, all culminating in a build-your-own-highball workshop with over 100 possible combinations of flavours!

Venue: Grain & Glass
Time: 7–8.30pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

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Jack Daniel’s Masterclass

Fri 8 July / 6–7pm

Crafting something that endures for over 150 years takes time and character. You’ll find plenty of both in the people and history that make Jack Daniel’s. In this masterclass, get to know the Jack Daniel’s family. Sample some delicious spirits, try each of their perfect serves and learn a little more about this popular brand from those in the know. 

Venue: Chapter
Time: 6–7pm
Cost: £10 
Booking required

Saturday

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Get To Know House of Boë

Sat 9 July / 4pm–7pm

Famous for their fantastic flavoured gins and vodkas, House of Boë are joining us for BCW2022 so you can sample their award winning range! This is your chance to taste their stand out vodkas and gins. Will their original Violet gin be your favourite tipple or might you discover something new?

Venue: Malmaison
Time: 4pm–7pm
Cost: FREE
Drop in, no booking required

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A Journey Through South American Spirits

Sat 9 July / 12pm–1.30pm

Join the Bodega Cantina team on a journey through South America. You’ll sample a selection of classic cocktails and spirits from the region as part of your adventure.

Venue: Bodega Cantina
Time: 12pm–1.30pm
Cost: FREE
Booking required

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Getting Crafty With Maker’s

Sat 9 July / 1–2.30pm

Join Maker’s Mark Brand Diplomat, Nicole Sykes and Strawcraftsman, Ian Speechley in a crafty workshop exploring the world of Maker’s Mark bourbon as well as keeping your fingers busy learning the centuries old art form of wheat-weaving. Create your own Maker’s Mark masterpiece to take home!

All ticket proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK (Charity No. 1089464). Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event as part of their “Giving More” scheme. Which means double the donation to the chosen charity!

Venue: The Canal House
Time: 1pm–2.30pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

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Naked Sours!

Sat 9 July / 3–4pm

This might be a workshop with Naked Malt but *clothing is compulsory*!!
Come and make your own Fruity Naked Sour with a little help from the experts..

All proceeds go towards The Rep Theatre (Charity No. 223660), so you can support the city’s culture scene whilst you sip your sour! Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event. So that means double the donation to the chosen charity!

Venue: The Rep
Time: 3–4pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

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The Art of Haku

Sat 9 July / 4–5.30pm


Come and join the team at Bar Ikigai for an immersive House of Suntory tasting, with a focus on Haku vodka. As part of this event you will be guided by local artist, Laura Evans, on how to create your own masterpiece using the charcoal which makes this vodka so special!

All ticket proceeds will go to Women’s Aid (Charity No. 1054154). Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event as part of their “Giving More” scheme. Which means double the donation to the chosen charity!

Venue: Bar Ikigai
Time: 4–5.30pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

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How the World got Drunk 101

Sat 9 July / 4–5.30pm

Get to know the history behind your favourite classic cocktails. This interactive class will give you the opportunity to taste a variety of cocktails across a mixture of spirits including Vodka, Gin & Rum. The masterclass culminates in your opportunity to make your own drink using the skills and knowledge you’ve learned in the class!

Venue: The Victoria
Time: 4–5.30pm
Cost: FREE
Booking required

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Taste the Seasons with House of Suntory

Sat 9 July / 8–9.30pm

Join the House of Suntory and creator of extraordinary foodbased art experiences, Kaye Winwood, showcasing Roku, Haku and Toki, focusing on the best of British flavours through a mystifying tasting experience. Expect to be confused and amazed in this immersive session. 

*Please note although this is a taste-related experience, there is no meal served at this event*

All ticket sale proceeds go to The Drinks Trust (Charity No. 1023376). Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event. So that means double the donation to the chosen charity!

Venue: Hotel du Vin
Time: 8–9.30pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

Sunday

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Sunday Brunch


Sun 10 July / 10am–1pm

Start the final day of BCW right with a Sunday Brunch at The Pineapple Club. Pick from two small plates and add a side – washed down with their signature cocktail, of course!

When you book online, select 10 July then select BCW Brunch.

Venue: The Pineapple Club
Time: 10am–1pm
Cost: £23
Booking required

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Naked Sours!

Sun 10 July / 1.30–2.30pm

This might be a workshop with Naked Malt but *clothing is compulsory*!! Come and make your own Fruity Naked Sour with a little help from the experts..

All proceeds go towards The Rep Theatre (Charity No. 223660), so you can support the city’s culture scene whilst you sip your sour! Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event as part of their “Giving More” scheme. Which means double the donation to the chosen charity!

Venue: The Rep
Time: 1.30–2.30pm
Cost: £5
Booking required

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Classic Cocktail Masterclass

Sun 10 July / 2–3.30pm

Learn the basics behind what it takes to create delicious cocktails, as well as having the opportunity to mix up some classic cocktail creations yourself! Sipping cocktails during the class is essential as well and there will be some fun competitions and prizes to be won along the way.

Venue: Manahatta
Time: 2–3.30pm
Cost: £30
Booking required

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Battle of the Bourbons


Sun 10 July / 3–4pm

Join Joe Ellis and Lucy Morton for a relaxed American Whiskey tasting at Fox and Chance. Lucy and Joe will be going head to head with whiskies from Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam small batch ranges. Who will be crowned the winner? You decide!

Venue: Fox and Chance
Time: 3–4pm
Cost: FREE
Booking required

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Jungle Bird Presents Back To The 80s


Sun 10 July / 5–10pm

A one night drinks and music takeover of all things 80s. Jungle Bird’s talented bar staff have revamped, rejigged and rejuvenated some of the boldest and brightest 80s disco cocktail classics for one night only. Think Blue Lagoon, Cosmo, Pina Colada, Singapore Sling and much more. See your Birmingham Cocktail Weekend off in style with discounted nostalgic disco classics all set to a backdrop of 80s singalong bangers. Book online to guarantee entry or just drop in!

Venue: Jungle Bird Bar & Restaurant
Time: 5–10pm
Cost: FREE
Book online to guarantee entry or just drop in!

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Non-Stop Live Music –
You Choose the Playlist!

Sun 10 July / 6pm onwards

Enjoy a high-energy, request based live music show where singing along to your favourite tunes and dancing your heart out is absolutely encouraged all whilst enjoying expertly crafted cocktails! 

Venue: Jukeboxers Duelling Piano Bar
Time: 6pm onwards
Cost: Free (£5 deposit to secure a booking)
No ticket required, but you can book online to guarantee entry.

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is an annual long weekend dedicated to celebrating the best of the city’s bar scene. Now in it’s 8th year, #BCW is Birmingham’s largest and best loved cocktail festival.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a trading name of Living For The Weekend Ltd.
Company No: 10982589

© 2022

Design  ManMade