Reyka Vodka takes over Hackney

18 Nov 2017
Reyka bottle

Icelandic first vodka brand Reyka has arrived to the UK and to celebrate it has set up based in Hackney,  for a series of pop ups to introduce Londoners to a slice of the Icelandic way of life.

Reyka Vodka produces a truly unique product that uses the country’s own stunning environments to produce a one of a kind products, made from water comes from an arctic spring that runs through a 4,000-year-old lava field, filtered through lava rocks with a distillation process that results in a smooth and slightly fruity spirit.

Reyka uses one of the few Carter-Head stills in existence – the first and only one of its kind used to distil vodka, using the botanical basket for lava rock filtration. It is the high copper level which this produces that gives Reyka its clean, crisp taste and unparalled smoothness.

Brand Ambassador, Fabiano Latham explained: “Iceland is one of the most charming and unique lands in the world, one with distinctive provenance, people and culture, which is why we have created a spirit that captures the offbeat spirit of Iceland. We proudly embody all of the awe-inspiring offerings in our Reyka vodka production.
To celebrate their arrival to British shores Reyka Vodka will be hosting a series of events in Hackney from the 14th – 26th November, each showcasing different Icelandic traditions.

Upcoming events are…

Honeymoon – Icelandic Feast
18 to 19 November (2pm and 6pm)
£20
Reyka invites the bravest to dine with them over the weekend and enjoy an Icelandic feast, washed down with a Reyka cocktail. Tickets cost £20, which includes a Reyka cocktail on arrival and a six-dish feast.
460 Hackney Rd, London E2 9EG

Four Quarters East – Painting Peaks
18 to 19 November (12:00 noon)
Free
Grab a drink, sit back and watch street artist SELUR live paint an offbeat and surreal Icelandic landscape. Reyka Vodka invites guests to peer through the Gluggi (window) into this otherworldly landscape.
Unit 8 Canalside, East Bay Lane, Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS

Kansas Smitty’s – Icelandic Beats
24 November (10:30pm)
£10
Hidden in a basement deep beneath Broadway Market, Reyka Vodka will host an intimate gig supported by an awe-inspiring Northern Lights projection that will take you on a musical journey to Iceland.
63-65 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH

The Barge House – Aurora Borealis Light Projection
25 to 26 November (multiple times)
Free
Normally limited to Iceland, the land of fire, ice and elves, Reyka will present the marvel of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), via a stunning water installation down at The Barge House in Hackney, whilst enjoying a Reyka cocktail or two.
46a De Beauvoir Cres, London, N1 5RY

NUMBER 90 – Icelandic Hot Dogs
25 (5pm) to 26 November (2pm)
Free
Icelanders love hot dogs – boiled in beer and complemented by a Reyka cocktail. Pop down to Number 90 to enjoy this winter-warming Icelandic staple.
90 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN

Visit reykaexpedition.eventbrite.com for more details and to make a booking

If you are unable to pop then then you can grab a bottle of Reyka Vodka from retailers including Waitrose,  M&S and Harvey Nichols RRP £26 for a 70cl bottle.

By Cristian Burbano