Discarded Unveils The ‘World’s Most Rubbish Bar’ To Showcase The Beauty In Waste

For London Cocktail Week 2021, pioneers of the sustainable spirits movement Discarded Spirits Co. presents ‘The World’s Most Rubbish Bar’: a ground-breaking experience that will turn the tide on how we perceive waste. 

Taking place at Shoreditch’s ‘The Ditch’ from the 15thto 17th October, the immersive takeover will welcome visitors to experience a new, sustainable luxury spirits movement through Discarded’s ‘Waste is Beautiful’ philosophy.

Delivered by creative agency Space, The Ditch will be transformed into a multisensory experience where waste, taste and purpose beautifully collide. Each day, two of the UK’s most sought-after bars will take over the space and reframe our perspective by repurposing waste from local business to craft sustainable cocktails. World-class collaborations include @lyanessbar x @silolondon, @artesianbarlondon x @evebarldn, and @thenomadhotel x @thegateglasgow

A stunning installation created by experiential artist Sally Hogarth, will be the venue’s centrepiece. It is formed entirely from waste collected from UK beaches and from the Artesian and Lyaness bars. The freestanding sculpture will be built entirely of bioresin, and will represent the creative potential in what we discard.  

Welcoming audiences deeper into the story behind the spirits, three separate rooms will be transformed to embody the unique constructs of Discarded’s hero products: Sweet Cascara Vermouth, Grape Skin Vodka and Banana Peel Rum. 

The experience will see visitors transported through Chardonnay vineyards, Latin American coffee fields and Caribbean jungles by the Discarded Ambassadors, discovering how they transform waste into their delicious Discarded Spirits.

 Space is working alongside Red Consultancy, who will be managing all PR and influencer activity for ‘The World’s Most Rubbish Bar’.

Sasha Filimonov, Discarded brand manager, William Grant & Sons, says: “‘The World’s Most Rubbish Bar’ is not only showing a new path for spirits and sustainability, but also shedding a new light on how we perceive waste. The ‘Waste is Beautiful’ concept represents so much of what Discarded is all about: to reverse needless waste, but also challenge perception of what luxury can, and should, mean for the modern consumer. Only by going against the grain can we drive change, and Space is perfectly placed to help us bring that to life.” 

Sean Kelly, associate director at Space, adds: “From the start, we knew the idea had to be bold to encapsulate Discarded’s pioneering spirit and stand out creatively. ‘The World’s Most Rubbish Bar’ is a perfect launching point for the next chapter in their story. The Ditch will welcome visitors into the very heart of their brand identity, and showcase how far the brand is prepared to go beyond the conventions of the category to create a more sustainable future for the luxury spirits market”.

Event Details

WHEN: 15th October 2021 – Sunday 17th October 2021 with two sessions daily: 6pm-8pm and 9pm-11pm 

WHERE: The Ditch, Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT 

COST: £20 per ticket and includes the equivalent of five full-sized Discarded cocktails. All proceeds will be donated to the anti-waste charity, Felix Project. Tickets available from www.designmynight.com 

Source: SPACE

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