The Woods’ Annex
Where premium, artisanal spirits take centre stage
An intimate tasting room in the heart of Soho, The Woods’ Annex was borne out of a curiosity for fine drinking. Seating up to 8 guests, this hidden bar is open by appointment only. The brainchild of Hong Kong entrepreneur Victoria Chow, she started her journey three years ago with the launch of The Woods. The Woods was quickly regarded as one of the leaders in the craft cocktail movement, showcasing quality spirits and complex mixology. Earlier this year, Victoria launched KWOON by The Woods, Asia’s first premium ready-todrink that brings artisanal cocktails beyond the bar space to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Continuing to raise the bar, The Woods’ Annex is a spiritsfocused educational platform to develop consumers’ exposure, and to diversify their drinking habits.
Modelled after the concept of a private kitchen, The Woods’ Annex offers visitors an opportunity to explore unfamiliar spirits and engage in discourse with the bar manager or
visiting producers. Following Victoria’s curious tenacity in exploring the provenance and personalities behind her favourite spirits, The Woods’ Annex establishes itself as a resource for beginners and aficionados alike.
Guests will be able to build their own flights, and deepen their appreciation of spirits through guided tastings and workshops with The Woods’ mixologists, and industry experts. From independent producers to large distillers, the bespoke workshops will draw upon provenance, techniques, and heritage to showcase the craft behind a range of specialty spirits including gin, rum, tequila, and whisky.
Under Victoria’s guidance, The Woods’ Annex seeks to demystify the complex world of spirits, and hopes to encourage guests to expand their palate and explore other categories of drinks with similar flavour or contrasting profiles. Visitors to The Woods’ Annex can look forward to guest speakers from spirits producers including Matt Magliocco, President of the familyowned Michter’s bourbon, Jesse Estes, founder of Ocho tequila and Mika Lipiäinen, Ceo/founder of Kyro Distillery gin. Information and booking of private workshops can be found on The Woods’ Annex website, www.thewoods.hk/reservations.