Showcase Spirit: Premium Whisky Masterclass For One At The Bar At The Athenaeum

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Showcase Spirit: Premium Whisky Masterclass For One At The Bar At The Athenaeum

Mayfair, London

£150
  • Add an extra guest +
    £150
Valid for 1 years

“So impressive, I’ll go back at the first opportunity I get!” Business Traveller

Why we love it

With expert mixologist, Giovanni Castorina, playing host to an elaborate collection of premium whisky, the Bar At The Athenaeum is a sultry and elegant affair. Once called the Garden Room, the interior seems to echo the distinctive style of the hotel, adorned with plants, brass detailing and contemporary aesthetic. The whisky takes more of a traditional approach, with award-winning malts aged for as long as 25 years. A sleek showcase of spirits steals the spotlight in this unforgettable experience.

What's Included?

  • Sip and sample a sterling showcase of malts with a Premium Whisky Masterclass for one at The Bar at The Athenaeum
  • Learn about the production process of award-winning whisky from across the world
  • Taste four 25ml drams of premium whisky, such as Islay of Whisky OC2, Highland Park (25yrs), Hibiki (17yrs) and Ardbeg Supernova (2009)
  • Enjoy the pairing of each whisky with a fine British cheese

Description

A favourite with film stars back in the day, The Athenaeum is known for its beautiful décor. Scattering The Bar is a mix of brass bases and marble tops (Nero Marquira and Verde Guatemala), with a destination screen showing a montage of vintage film embraces – an engaging link to its famed history.

True to form, the drinks can also hold their own under the spotlight. For the duration of your masterclass at The Bar at the Athenaeum, you’ll be guided through four different flavour profiles from across the world. Understanding how they are produced and distributed, you’ll then sample a 25ml dram of each. To complement the whisky, premium cheeses are included throughout the tasting, highlighting the complex characteristics of each.

Perfectly paired are Islay of Whisky OC2 and Dorstone Cheese; Highland Park (25yrs) and Durrus Cheese; Hibiki (17yrs) and Stichelton Cheese; and Ardbeg Supernova (2009) and Kirkham’s Lancashire. Discerning your favourites, you’ll then have the opportunity to relax in the intimate ambience of the bar, asking the expert mixologist any questions you may have.

Description

A favourite with film stars back in the day, The Athenaeum is known for its beautiful décor. Scattering The Bar is a mix of brass bases and marble tops (Nero Marquira and Verde Guatemala), with a destination screen showing a montage of vintage film embraces – an engaging link to its famed history.

True to form, the drinks can also hold their own under the spotlight. For the duration of your masterclass at The Bar at the Athenaeum, you’ll be guided through four different flavour profiles from across the world. Understanding how they are produced and distributed, you’ll then sample a 25ml dram of each. To complement the whisky, premium cheeses are included throughout the tasting, highlighting the complex characteristics of each.

Perfectly paired are Islay of Whisky OC2 and Dorstone Cheese; Highland Park (25yrs) and Durrus Cheese; Hibiki (17yrs) and Stichelton Cheese; and Ardbeg Supernova (2009) and Kirkham’s Lancashire. Discerning your favourites, you’ll then have the opportunity to relax in the intimate ambience of the bar, asking the expert mixologist any questions you may have.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 9pm
  • Friday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm

Other useful details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 1 week in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day. There may be limited availability throughout the festive season from November and December - please check with your Truly concierge about specific dates.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 9pm
  • Friday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm

Other useful details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 1 week in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day. There may be limited availability throughout the festive season from November and December - please check with your Truly concierge about specific dates.

What's Included?

  • Sip and sample a sterling showcase of malts with a Premium Whisky Masterclass for one at The Bar at The Athenaeum
  • Learn about the production process of award-winning whisky from across the world
  • Taste four 25ml drams of premium whisky, such as Islay of Whisky OC2, Highland Park (25yrs), Hibiki (17yrs) and Ardbeg Supernova (2009)
  • Enjoy the pairing of each whisky with a fine British cheese

Why we love it

With expert mixologist, Giovanni Castorina, playing host to an elaborate collection of premium whisky, the Bar At The Athenaeum is a sultry and elegant affair. Once called the Garden Room, the interior seems to echo the distinctive style of the hotel, adorned with plants, brass detailing and contemporary aesthetic. The whisky takes more of a traditional approach, with award-winning malts aged for as long as 25 years. A sleek showcase of spirits steals the spotlight in this unforgettable experience. Read full description

Description

A favourite with film stars back in the day, The Athenaeum is known for its beautiful décor. Scattering The Bar is a mix of brass bases and marble tops (Nero Marquira and Verde Guatemala), with a destination screen showing a montage of vintage film embraces – an engaging link to its famed history.

True to form, the drinks can also hold their own under the spotlight. For the duration of your masterclass at The Bar at the Athenaeum, you’ll be guided through four different flavour profiles from across the world. Understanding how they are produced and distributed, you’ll then sample a 25ml dram of each. To complement the whisky, premium cheeses are included throughout the tasting, highlighting the complex characteristics of each.

Perfectly paired are Islay of Whisky OC2 and Dorstone Cheese; Highland Park (25yrs) and Durrus Cheese; Hibiki (17yrs) and Stichelton Cheese; and Ardbeg Supernova (2009) and Kirkham’s Lancashire. Discerning your favourites, you’ll then have the opportunity to relax in the intimate ambience of the bar, asking the expert mixologist any questions you may have.

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Description

A favourite with film stars back in the day, The Athenaeum is known for its beautiful décor. Scattering The Bar is a mix of brass bases and marble tops (Nero Marquira and Verde Guatemala), with a destination screen showing a montage of vintage film embraces – an engaging link to its famed history.

True to form, the drinks can also hold their own under the spotlight. For the duration of your masterclass at The Bar at the Athenaeum, you’ll be guided through four different flavour profiles from across the world. Understanding how they are produced and distributed, you’ll then sample a 25ml dram of each. To complement the whisky, premium cheeses are included throughout the tasting, highlighting the complex characteristics of each.

Perfectly paired are Islay of Whisky OC2 and Dorstone Cheese; Highland Park (25yrs) and Durrus Cheese; Hibiki (17yrs) and Stichelton Cheese; and Ardbeg Supernova (2009) and Kirkham’s Lancashire. Discerning your favourites, you’ll then have the opportunity to relax in the intimate ambience of the bar, asking the expert mixologist any questions you may have.

Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 9pm Friday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 9pm
  • Friday to Saturday, 12pm to 7pm

Other useful details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 1 week in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day. There may be limited availability throughout the festive season from November and December - please check with your Truly concierge about specific dates.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Showcase Spirit: Premium Whisky Masterclass For One At The Bar At The Athenaeum

  • Add an extra guest +
    £150