Coolest Under-utilised Distilleries for Kickstarting 2022

Publish Date :04 Nov,2021 - 10:57 AM


With Christmas still in our eye line and 2022 just around the corner, have you started planning your January Kick Off meeting? They are a great opportunity to brief the team on the year ahead, for some team bonding and to conquer the January blues.

A January Kick Off meeting is usually half work and half play. Typically a full day affair, the morning is used for important content such as new strategies, product updates and action planning. The afternoon is usually reserved for team building/bonding and fun filled activities.

It seems that January Kick Off meetings are more popular than ever for 2022. Here's a few reasons why;

  • Much of the workforce has been working from home for over a year now, a Kick Off event is the perfect way to kick start the return to the office.
  • As we've been working virtually, team bonding is more important than ever.
  • Those who have worked throughout the pandemic have been working incredibly hard, they need to be recognised for this. The event can act as a reward for all their efforts.

The trends for 2022 January Kick Off events are to escape the city, to discover unusual event spaces and to focus on fun and team bonding. Unlocked have some venues that fit this bill perfectly....

We're delighted to give you a sneak peek into our brand new venue category, Distilleries.

Distilleries are perfect for the 2022 Kick Off meetings as the emphasis really is on the fun and of course the day ends with a treat; cocktails and mocktails.

The distillery venues we are working with have conference spaces for the morning meetings, team building experiences for the afternoon and alcohol for the evening.

Here’s three venues we recommend:

Bombay Sapphire - Laverstoke

Uncover the secrets of Bombay Sapphire gin on the site of a former paper mill in the Hampshire countryside.

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Dewars - Aberfeldy

The brands famous forebear Tommy Dewar once said ‘There is no fun like work’ – something that is true at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery to this day.

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Teeling - Dublin

Discover the spirit of Dublin at this distillery Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre.

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At Unlocked we really do have all locations covered when it comes to finding a January Kick Off venue. The above three venues are a small selection of the locations we recommend.

Along with sourcing venues for the January Kick Off meeting, we can source the transport and accommodation. We know the perfect suppliers for each specific venue.

To plan a January Kick Off meeting that your colleagues will be talking about until 2023, get in touch.