I drink gin and tonic and I generally like gin-based cocktails. And, although I understand that every gin differs because of the botanicals which are added to the spirit, I find the whole subject a bit confusing. Should I be ordering a small batch artisan gin to go into my cocktail or is that a bit of a waste? How should I taste gin? Obviously it is altered once you add tonic, ice and a slice of lemon or lime. And, what makes a good gin? I’m curious about where I should start.

Luckily, WSET has embarked on a series of events, designed to help a novice like me. I went along to The Punchroom to find out more about the ‘from Still to Bar’ experience. It’s something quite different – the perfect way to while away half an hour waiting for friends.

Read on | London Unattached