Want to access some of Mexico’s finest and rarest craft spirits on the Gold Coast?
Veladora, the Coast’s most unique underground bar, is unveiling La Vitrina – a premium new offering to which only a few will be granted access.
Synonymous with the traditional speakeasy establishments, Veladora’s location remains a closely guarded secret, but those who know, know to cross the bridge where the Broadbeach monorail once lived and look for a red palm tree to light the way.
La Vitrina, which translates from Spanish to The Showcase, will present an entirely new and personalised experience for members, unlocking an exclusive ritual and special offers that are sure to leave a lasting impression after every visit.
Upon joining, all members will be presented with a Veladora copita, a traditional small clay bowl-like cup. The copita which is made specifically for mezcal consumption and enjoyment will also serve as a key for members to unlock their collection.
Presentation of the unique copita to one of Veladora’s Masters of Mezcal will grant them access to their collection which is housed securely in their own private locker. I know, sounds like a movie script right?
The membership to La Vitrina will also provide exclusive access to purchase bottles from Veladora’s collection, an enviable suite of more than 100 of Mexico’s finest and rarest tequilas and mezcals, curated by Mycol Cavalieri, voted one of UK’s top 100 bartenders in 2019.
La Vitrina’s offering includes limited release tequila Calle 23 Criollo; the exquisite Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol H5, known as “Mexico’s best kept secret”; the El Jolgorio Tepeztate mezcal made from a wild agave that takes up to 16 years to mature; the Flor del Desierto Veneno which is cured with rattlesnake venom; and the limited edition Tequila Ocho 8/8/8 – Rancho El Carizal Extra Anejo.
Price per bottle ranges from $150 to $7,500, with the average price at around $400. Key holders of La Vitrina will receive 30% off any bottle in Veladora for the membership period (maximum of 3 bottles per member at any one time) which they can then store securely, and privately, inside La Vitrina for their next visit, building their own personal collection.
Making the experience even more special, the lime and salt are left at the door, replaced instead with innovative chasers including a house made Verdita, a blend of locally grown herbs, spices and pineapple, just one of the unique chasers available to La Vitrina members at every visit.
A complimentary selection of unique and authentic bar snacks to further arouse one’s adventurous side will also be served to members on every visit. These include Black Popcorn with Isomalt and Squid Ink; Black Guacamole with Green Ants and Mealworm-seasoned Salsa; and a Peanut and Cricket Trailmix with Chilli and Lime. (If insects are pushing your boundaries, you can order sans bugs!)
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Alluring and intimate, Veladora is open Friday and Saturday evenings, 6pm until late with La Vitrina memberships available now.