This winter, The Birdcage at Bird of Smithfield invites customers to experience a taste of Islay with an immersive Makers Lodge. With winter just around the corner, what better time to explore the Scottish inspired snug in one of London’s finest basement bars.

Partnering with the progressive Hebridean distiller, Bruichladdich® (brookh-lad-dee), the space will be transformed into an exclusive Makers Lodge, offering Londoners the perfect escape from the cold.

On arrival, guests can relax and enjoy a warming whisky cocktail or two against the backdrop of the beautiful Isle of Islay. On the menu will be a selection of Bruichladdich® winter cocktails, including such delights as the Islay of Laddie cocktail with plum bitters and blackcurrant foam and The Stinging Scot with nettle reductions, vanilla bitters and kumquats.

Stinging Scot Cocktail1

Whisky drinkers eager to uncover more from this innovative distillery on the remote Isle of Islay, are also encouraged to book a masterclass with Brand Ambassador Abi Clephane. Abi will provide insight into Bruichladdich’s near 130-year history, its approach to whisky making and how terroir, traceability and provenance are fundamental to crafting the superior liquid.

Passed down by generations, Classic Laddie – Bruichladdich’s signature malt is a reflection of Bruichladdich’s unique philosophies – the land, the people and the raw local material from which it is made.

The Bruichladdich Makers Lodge will be open throughout November and December in The Birdcage at Bird of Smithfield, EC1A 9LB. Masterclasses with brand ambassador Abi Clephane can also be booked via

Bird of Smithfield
26 Smithfield Street, EC1A 9LB 020 7550 5100

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