Monin creates ‘studio’ for training UK bartenders


Monin Studio London 03A new training space for the UK bar trade has been created with the launch of a studio by syrup specialist Monin in the heart of London’s bar district of Hoxton and Shoreditch.

The Monin Studio London opened last night (November 7) in Hoxton Square, designed for meetings, events and training for bartenders and baristas, including sessions led by Monin UK brand ambassador James Coston (pictured below).

As well as showcasing the Monin range of syrups, it is stocked with a wide range of premium spirits from partners including Stolichnaya vodka, Pernod Ricard UK and Speciality Brands plus cocktail garnishes supplied by Bennett Opie.

It has been created with high-end finishes, professionally-designed bartender and barista stations, and bartending and catering equipment from Hamilton Beach, Food Solutions and Libbey Glass.

It is the 54th Monin Studio to open, joining a global network of similar Monin sites in cities around the world.

Olivier Monin, president and owner of Monin, said: “The Monin Studio London is the perfect showcase for the flexibility of our product range.

“Baristas and bartenders are our greatest ambassadors, and I always admire their creativity and passion for our brand. Now they have a dedicated space to experiment and develop their drinks menus in one of the cocktail capitals of the world.”

William Opie, managing director of Bennett Opie, which is Monin’s sole UK distributor, said: “As well as a hub of innovation and creativity, the Monin Studio London is intended to be a valuable resource for our customers to use.

“We’ve already hosted a number of seminars and workshops for various commercial partners, and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more visitors to the Studio in the future.”

Monin has been making authentic, natural syrups at its Bourges headquarters in France since 1912 and has a portfolio of about 140 flavours available in more than 100 countries worldwide.

To visit the Monin Studio London, contact James at jcoston@b-opie.com.

James Coston, Monin UK Brand Ambassador - Monin Studio London 01

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