BBC Broadcasting House, London

For another year we were invited along to the BBC to give a spirits and cocktail tasting and training. This time we chose elit by Stolichnaya, Maker's Mark and the new (to the UK) Maker's 46.

Guests were first of all given a Maker's Mint Julep on arrival and then shown how to create the drink at home. We then went on to discuss the brand history before a neat tasting of the spirit (including the Kentucky Chew). Moving onto the Maker's 46 everyone was given a side by side comparison with the classic Maker's Mark.

After a quick break we then had a neat tasting of elit by Stolichnaya followed by an elit Martini.

The wonderful team from the BBC then gave us a private tour of the BBC Broadcasting house including BBC News Studios, filming of The One Show, BBC Radio 1 and the roof of the old 1920's building over-looking Regents Street, including the original 1920's BBC branding!