Now happening at The Koutetsu
Cocktail courses and spirit world tours are now offered at the famous secret speakeasy in the city.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
BY ALICIA POOLE
Are you in charge of booking that hen or buck's night out? or maybe you're just looking for a night out with a bit of a difference. Well, Newcastle’s much-loved speakeasy bar, The Koutetsu is offering a couple of classes that all you spirit lovers out there will love.
Price: $85 pp
First up is their popular Cocktail Masterclass, where groups will be whipping together three separate cocktails as well as the choice of beer or a glass of sparkling or wine on arrival.
For the first two cocktails, you’ll pick from the classics. Does a Margarita, Negroni or Manhattan tickle your fancy? The final cocktail is where all the fun really is, with the talented team behind the bar working with you to create the ultimate cocktail of your dreams.
Spirit World Tours
Price: varies depending on package
Maybe your gang is more inclined to straight spirits. Do you consider yourselves whisky, gin or rum connoisseurs? Well, you need to check in to The Koutetsu for their Spirit World Tours.
The experience is totally customisable to suit your group’s palate or interests, and you’ll get to sample a range of 3-5 spirits, completely of your choosing. As the team passes on their knowledge around the history of the product, where it’s from and how it’s made, you’ll get to taste them all along the way.
Don’t worry about going hungry, as each of the experiences will serve up a tasty grazing platter for your group's picking, and with both of them running for about an hour; you’ll be glad to have something sitting in your tummy with all of this spirit indulging.
The Koutetsu has recently launched a brand-new website where you can now check out their updated cocktail lists, check out all of the info for these new masterclasses, and best of all, you can now book your seat at The Koutetsu ahead of time.
If you're keen to get in and give one (or both) of these masterclasses at The Koutetsu a go, make sure you book ahead; we have a feeling these are going to mighty popular!