London Whisky Tastings

Would you like a whisky tasting at your office or a whisky tasting at home in London? We host private whisky tastings in London for corporate events and for private parties.

London Private Whisky Tastings

Our whisky tastings in London are different to those hosted by our competitors. Our tastings are authentic. We’ve lived and worked at the coal face of spirit distilling. We’ve managed iconic malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, so when we talk to you about whisky, it is with passion and experience. We are not trying to sell you anything other than Scotland and its gift to the world, Scotch whisky.

We don’t work for any big brands, we are not sales representatives and we are not brand ambassadors but what we are is passionate about good single malt whisky. When we host your whisky tasting in London we’ll present to you whiskies that we love.

What to Expect From Our London Whisky Tastings

  • Hosted by either David Wood former Caol Ila Distillery Manager and whisky bottler
  • A tasting of at least six single malt whiskies from around Scotland
  • You’ll hear about the history of the Scotch whisky industry
  • A look into whisky production
  • How to taste whisky and choosing glassware
  • A fun and factual event exploring Scotch whiskies whilst avoiding the usual anecdotes

Enquire About A Whisky Tasting In London

If you would like more information about our private London whisky tastings, or if you would like a quote or to book us for your private whisky event in London, please don’t hesitate to call David on 07875 405 980 or complete the contact form below and we will get back to you very quickly.

 

 

Private Whisky Tastings in London

Private London Tasting

We regularly host corporate whisky tasting masterclasses for businesses and their clients throughout the UK. We host private whisky tastings in London restaurants, London hotels at offices in London and in event spaces.

Private Whisky Tastings in London

Nobody in London can offer such authentic whisky tastings as we do. We’ve worked in the whisky industry for many years. David was Distillery Manager at one of the largest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, the mighty Caol Ila Distillery on the windswept and beautiful Isle of Islay. He’s lucky enough to have been given the responsibility of choosing whisky for limited edition bottlings and before moving to Islay regularly bottled his own single casks.

Our competitors hosting whisky tastings in London are brand ambassadors or sales representatives and whilst their events are engaging, they cannot offer the authenticity that we do, given our experience at the coal face of whisky production.

When we host a whisky tasting for your clients in London, we’ll be bringing Scotland to you.

Corporate Whisky Tastings in London

We specialise in hosting whisky tastings for any occasion whether it be a private party, a business reception or a corporate event. We can host a whisky tasting for your employees or clients in London or anywhere else in the UK. We also host private gin tastings in London.

Our whisky tastings in London are bespoke to every clients needs. Sometimes we host whisky dinners for clients in London, we work closely with the chef to ensure that each course is perfectly paired with each whisky.  If you would like further information about our private tastings or if you would like to check availability, please complete the form below and we will reply to you very quickly.

 

Stag Party Whisky Tasting in London

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Are you looking for a great idea for your stag party in London? We host truly authentic and fun whisky tastings for stag parties in London and throughout the UK.

Fancy a Whisky Tasting For Your Stag Party in London?

We can arrange a fun and informative whisky tasting for your stag do in London. We provide everything you need to make your London stag party whisky tasting a success, we provide all the glassware, all the tasting notes and of course the whisky!

During your whisky tasting your guests will taste 6 awesome single malt whiskies from the different whisky producing regions of Scotland. Your stag do will hear all about the history of Scotch whisky and how it makes the incredible journey from field to table.

The whiskies that we present are drams that you are less likely to see on the supermarket shelves. There will be guests amongst your stag party who think they don’t like whisky, don’t worry, we will try our very best to change their minds!

Contact Us!

There is loads of info about our private whisky tastings below. If you would like to contact us or to check availability or to book, please call David on 07875 405 980 or complete the form below and we’ll be back to you as soon as we can!

 

What Is Involved In a Stag Party Whisky Tasting?

When you arrange a whisky tasting for your stag party with us we will liaise with you to ensure that  the event is designed to fit around your other activities, and that the tasting commences at a time convenient to you. That might be before dinner, with dinner (I can pair the whiskies with each course), or as after dinner entertainment.

I bring all of the whisky, the glassware, tasting notes, all I need you to provide me with is some space to conduct the tasting. Some times I’ll use a projector and screen to show a virtual distillery tour, a dining room is great for this.

I’ve worked with whisky for 20 years, I’ve produced it, bottled it, marketed it, retailed it and presented it. For years I worked at the coal face of whisky production on the Isle of Islay in the Hebrides where I was Brand Home Manager at Lagavulin Distillery before becoming Distillery Manager at the largest distillery on Islay, the mighty Caol Ila. My tastings are therefore very authentic as well as being good fun.

How To Book a Whisky Tasting For a Stag Party

If you would like more information about our private whisky tastings for stag (or Hen) parties please call David on 07875 405 980 to discuss. Alternatively complete the contact form above and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

We host whisky and gin tastings throughout the UK and can travel to any location. We regularly host tasting events in holiday lets and self catering properties.

We hope to see you at your stag party soon!

David

PS we host gin tastings for stag parties too!!

 

Private Corporate Whisky Tasting London

Private London Tasting

We regularly host corporate whisky tasting masterclasses for businesses and their clients throughout the UK. This week we hosted corporate whisky tastings in both London and Manchester.

Private Whisky Tastings in London

We were invited to host a whisky tasting in Pall Mall, London at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club. During the tasting we entertained employees and clients with a tutored whisky tasting including six stunning hard to find whiskies perfectly paired with canapes specially created to compliment each dram

Authentic Whisky Masterclasses in London

Nobody in London can offer such authentic whisky tastings as we do. David was distillery manager at one of the largest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, the mighty Caol Ila Distillery on the windswept and beautiful Isle of Islay. He’s lucky enough to have been given the responsibility of choosing whisky for limited edition bottlings and before moving to Islay regularly bottled his own single casks.

Our competitors hosting whisky tastings in London are brand ambassadors or sales representatives and whilst their events are engaging, they cannot offer the authenticity that we do, given our experience at the coal face of whisky production.

When we host a whisky tasting for your clients in London, we’ll be bringing Scotland to you.

Corporate Whisky Tastings in London

We specialise in hosting whisky tastings for any occasion whether it be a private party, a business reception or a corporate event. We can host a whisky tasting for your business in London or anywhere else in the UK. We also host private gin tastings in London.  Our whisky tastings in London are bespoke to every clients needs. Sometimes we host whisky dinners for clients in London, we work closely with the chef to ensure that each course is perfectly paired with each whisky.  If you would like further information about our private tastings or if you would like to check availability, please complete the form below and we will reply to you very quickly.

 

Private Whisky Event London

Private Whisky Tasting, Royal Automobile Club, London

We hosted a private whisky tasting in London at the Royal Automobile Club this week for a company who were entertaining their clients. We presented six stunning hard to find Scotch whiskies. Each whisky was perfectly paired with canapes.

 

1. Rest and Be Thankful Whisky Company Glenallachie (Speyside) 2004 Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

This was a stunning dram matured in European oak (cask number 9006411) previously containing sherry and yielding 607 bottles at cask strength (in this case 59.2%). I was told that this was a very special bottle indeed and we were not disappointed. The Glenallachie had a huge fruity nose with blackcurrants and bilberry leading on the nose and a burst of chocolate, raisins and black spangles on the palate. I don’t think the finish has ended even now!

Served with:

Chorizo and sun blushed tomato tartlets, crab beignets with sweet chilli, and tiger prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce

 

2. Chorlton Whisky Company Burnside (Speyside) 20 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

Another lovely dram bottled by the Chorlton Whisky Company. This whisky was matured in American oak and bottled at cask strength which in this case was 51.7%. The nose was very fruity displaying citrus and red fruit with pear drops and hessian on the palate. A real treat.

Served with:

Quail egg on parmesan crisp, and cream cheese on Thai asparagus cones

Private Tasting London Whisky

3. Master of Malt Caol Ila (Islay) 6 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

An incredible Caol Ila bottled by the guys at Master of Malt, this was intense hallmark Caol Ila, an oily acidic mouthfeel , very smoky on the nose and great with the canapes particularly the fishcake with Thai spices.

Served with:

Smoked Scottish salmon with horseradish, baked new potatoes with creme fraiche, coconut crusted fish cake with Thai spices (!)

London Private Whisky Tasting

4. Douglas Laing’s Bunnahabhain (Islay) Single Minded 8 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt 

This is an incredibly good value single cask whisky bottled by Douglas Laing at 43%. This particular Bunna was matured in a sherry hogshead. A great introduction to Islay whiskies, this Bunnahabhain was made using unpeated malt.

Served with:

Halloumi and red onion filo, Parma ham and gorgonzola crostini

Whisky Tastings London

5. Bowmore (islay) Handfilled Distillery Only Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

I was really looking forward to tasting this very special dram, Bowmore is one of my all time favourites, I was especially looking forward to this one as it had been maturing in a Pedro Ximenez sherry butt for 16 years. The spirit was distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2016, this could only be purchased at the distillery by visiting in person and bottling it straight from the cask. The whisky was bottled at 55.7%. The nose was a fusion of citrus mandarin and smooth butter cream. On the palate there was a burst of blackcurrant with morello cherries and ripe plums, The finish was sweet treacle toffee or bonfire toffee with a little smoke to follow.

Served with:

Tipsy trifle shots and creme brulee

Arrange whisky tasting london

6. Bunnahabhain Moine Marsala Distillery Only Single Malt Whisky

Last but not least by any means was this awesome Bunnahabhain only available to purchase by visiting the distillery itself. There may be a few left at the distillery so go and collect yours! This whisky was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2017 at 56.6%. It spent it’s whole maturation in marsala casks. The yield of the casks was only 564 bottles. The nose was all about bonfires, dried fruits, toffee and vanilla. On the palate there was ripe grape oak and sweet spice followed by a long rich and smoky, toffee finish.

Whisky Tastings

If you would like to find out more about what is involved in our whisky tastings, please click here for more info. We hope to see you at one of our whisky tastings in London soon.