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We invited Marian Beke from the Gibson Bar for November's Martini Club. The Gibson has consistently been rated in the top 100 bars in the world over the last 3 years and is now celebrating it's fifth year.
On 20 November, it is also World Gibson Martini Day, and a global celebration of the Gibson Martini.
Members of Martini Club were invited to purchase one or all 3 signature Gibsons, which were as follows:
The Gibson Martini
- Copperhead Gin Gibson Edition, Del Professore Pickled vermouth with house double-pickled onion, lemon zest, parmesan cheese.
Redistilled Gibson Martini
- House Gibson Martini that's been sitting and marinating for at least 72 hours with extra flavours of pickled onion, lemon zest and pickling spices and then redistilled, resulting in a savoury yet naked style of Gibson.
Aged Gibson Martini
- Old Tom gin, Del Professore Pickled vermouth, aged solera system in ex-balsamic barrels for 6 months. Served with truffle & smoked onion.
Each came in a beeswax-sealed 250ml bottle which had 2-3 serves in each, and the Gibson's wonderful house-pickled onions and cheese was also supplied.
On the Martini Monday Zoom club meeting, Marian then set about a 1.5 hour masterclass on the Gibson, along with some Q&A. This is a master class like no other, and the level of detail, care and attention is a perfect example of what it takes to be a top bartender and why we value them so much, and why we adore the Gibson Bar.