A five course whisky tasting hosted by Tom Aske (owner of Devil's Darling) and Colin Dunn.
- Devil's Darling, 9 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS
£15 for reservations please email: [email protected]
On Thursday 5th October classics cocktail bar The Devil's Darling is partnering with leading whisky expert Colin Dunn to host a special evening celebrating the history of whisky cocktails. Part of The Devil's Darling's 'Classics Collective' series, which sees the bar partner with a drinks industry expert to shine a spotlight on a particular spirit or serve, guests will be taken on a five-course, tasting menu style journey through different types of whiskies and cocktails.
Hosted by Colin Dunn and Thomas Aske, co-founder of The Devil's Darling, guests will receive an 'Amuse Bouche' style welcome drink of Clarified Copper Dog Punch on arrival before being seated. The menu which follows will feature classic serves using Bulleit, Roe & Co and Talisker Amoroso, before a final tasting flight of the four whiskies. With each 'course' Colin and Thomas will provide some insight into the history of the cocktail, how it came to be, and how it's shaped the way we drink today. As each drink is served, a specially chosen vinyl record which fits the story behind the cocktail will be played.
The Devil's Darling is a playful take on a classic hotel bar by Thomas Aske and Tristan Stephenson and their award-winning Fluid Movement team. Part of The Napoleon Hotel, which features one large hotel suite on the floor above the bar (making it London's smallest grand hotel) they have taken all of their favourite elements of a five-star hotel bar to create a hidden den for cocktail lovers.
The menu celebrates classic serves, from long lost heroes through to iconic staples of a bartender's repertoire. There is a daily changing menu of three suggested serves - coupe, short and long - however guests are encouraged to look through the bar's classic cocktail books including the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book and The Savoy Cocktail Book to find serves they'd like to order. All of this is set to a soundtrack of vinyl records, and against a backdrop of Wes Anderson style, mid-century, Imperial decline decor - a nod to the wasted grandeur of Eastern Europe's grand hotels which fell into disrepair following the descent of the Iron Curtain.
Explore the flavours and occasions of four World Class Whiskies in the company of Tom Aske and Colin Dunn.
Throughout the evening you can expect to taste;
An amuse bouche of a Copper Dog punch
Entree’s made up of a Whisky Sour made with Roe & Co
A main course of a Horse's Neck made with Bulleit Bourbon
Dessert will consist of a Rob Roy made with Talisker Oloroso cask
Petit Fours - a miniature tasting flight of all four whiskies
For reservations please email: [email protected]