The event will be held in the Prince Akatoki Hotel, and is designed to educate UKBG members on renowned Italian liqueur, Roteglia.

The UK Bartenders Guild has announced a masterclass aimed at raising awareness of the renowned Italian liqueur brand, Roteglia, and the history behind the brand to be delivered in a masterclass to British bartenders.

The historic Roteglia distillery was founded in 1848, in the centre of Emilia, by a family of Swiss origins, skilled in the trading of spices, and preparation of spirits and liqueurs. In 1900, one of their products, Sassolino, became a national product, and in 1927, Emilio Roteglia acquired the business, creating the ‘1848 Roteglia’ brand. 

In the years that followed, it has passed from father to son, creating a series of products that have made Italian history and now the brand’s current owners are hoping to launch the brand into international markets. 

UKBG members will have this exclusive opportunity to meet Roteglia representatives, and go down an immersive journey between land, spirits and traditions to find out the history of the brand, as well as educate the bar community on what makes this Italian liqueur so special. 

The masterclass will be held on Thursday 16th November, between 11am – 12pm, at Prince Akatoki Hotel in London. 

The event will consist of:

·         A welcome coffee on arrival

·         A brief introduction to UKBG and Roteglia 

·         A Roteglia masterclass with Fabio Di Pietro 

·         Canape tasting after the masterclass

An on-trade event not to be missed, there are limited spaces available and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP to by 15th November. 

President of the UKBG, Claudia Carrozzi, said: “We are excited to be partnering with 5 Hats and Roteglia to bring education on this historical Italian brand to the British bartending community. 

“We are dedicated to education and training across the industry and hope to provide bartenders with the knowledge they need to provide the finest Roteglia serves as well as provide value on the category to help to educate and engage their own customers on a deeper level.”

The UK Bartenders Guild (UKBG) is one of the leading professional associations for the bar and hospitality sector.  It is one of the UK’s longest running trade guilds and renowned for its integrity and distinction, is rebranding, with the intention of becoming the leader in future thinking within the hospitality sector. 

Focusing on the three main principles: community, education and value, the UKBG works with industry leaders and members alike, in order to form the UK’s most revered platform for bartenders and brands.  

The guild was founded in 1934 by industry professionals from some of London’s finest venues, the Guild set out to be a trade association of mutual benefit, to provide training, assistance with employment, as well as set industry standards and chair cocktail competitions. It went on to become a founding member of the International Bartenders Association, which continues to represent bartenders all over the world. 

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