The Liquor Studio in Leeds becomes England's first Spirit School after adding rum and whisky classes

They say you shouldn't mix your spirits but for a Leeds drinks business it seems to have been just the tonic.
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The Liquor Studio – which is above Hedonist Bar on Lower Briggate in Leeds City Centre – has traditionally focused solely on the popular spirit of gin.

It started out hosting classes where visitors create and take home their own 50cl bespoke bottle of the good stuff as well as G&T tasting sessions and cocktail masterclasses.

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However, this week it has announced that it is to add to its offer, with Spiced Rum in October and whiskies in 2021. That will make The :Liquor Studio the only Spiced Rum Class in Yorkshire and the first Spirit School in England.

Gin classes at the Liquor StudioGin classes at the Liquor Studio
Gin classes at the Liquor Studio
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Founders Jon Lee and Dan Crowther are excited about the company’s growth.

Mr Lee said: "Gin continues to be a much-loved spirit. We love working with it but venturing further into the spirit world is really exciting for us – we’re pretty proud to become the only one of our kind in the country.”

Mr Crowther added: “The Spiced Rum Classes will have the same feel as the Gin Creation Classes. You will be greeted with a rum cocktail and sample various expressions, learn more about its raucous history, choose how you want to flavour, blend it, and take your own bespoke rum home with you. We even keep your blend on our records so you can reorder any time.

Dan Crowther, one of the founders of The Liquor Studio.Dan Crowther, one of the founders of The Liquor Studio.
Dan Crowther, one of the founders of The Liquor Studio.
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“We get great feedback from our all our classes and events. They’re a joy to work on and our visitors always have a great time. We look forward to welcoming many more and opening our doors to all the non-gin drinkers."

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