Water of Life: Ultra-Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Merchant House of Fleet Street

  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £125

Water of Life: Ultra-Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Merchant House of Fleet Street

City of London, London

£250
  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £125

“Literally stacked to the rafters with obscure bottles of every shape and size” Huffington Post

Why we love it

Home to over 500 types of whisk(e)y, Merchant House of Fleet Street is a unique bar that focuses on terroirs of Ireland and the Scottish coastline and tells the stories of heritage, culture, rebellion and community that define these fertile lands. This two-hour tasting masterclass will delve into the fascinating history of this iconic spirit and is led by one of the industry's experts, Nate Brown or Lewis Hayes, founders of the London Bar Consultants and owners of Merchant House.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a private premium Scotch tasting masterclass for two people with Nate Brown or Lewis Hayes, London Bar Consultants and owners of Merchant House
  • Savour a signature whisky cocktail each upon arrival
  • Followed by a tutored tasting of five (20ml) ultra-premium coastal Scotch whiskies
  • Explore whisky in-depth with a memorable telling of its origins, and how it developed into the globe's most prized spirit
  • Finish with a 15ml nip of a rare whisky from 'The Private Collection', which includes whiskies dating back to the 1950s

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to Truly guests

Description

Home to over 500 types of whisk(e)y, Merchant House of Fleet Street offers guests a vast selection of quality spirits. Each bottle evokes a ‘Sense of Place’ and explores the resilient and traditional folklore and terroir from the outcrops of the Empire.

The setting is fresh, floral and bright, unlike any other whisky bar. While Merchant House of Bow Lane is home to the exotic and decadent spoils of travel and exploration of the British Empire, then Merchant House of Fleet Street is home to the stories of the rebels, the colonised, the dancers.

Whisky has long been the vehicle for rebellion along the outcrops the British Isles, used by the Irish and Scottish coastal areas as a way of reasserting their identities.

Throughout this ultra-premium Scotch whisky tasting masterclass, the experts at Merchant House will share their expertise, offering a unique insight into the origins, evolution, and violent and poetic history encapsulated by each bottling. Explore five distinct expressions of ultra-premium Scotch whiskies, and finish with a true sip of history, with a nip of a rare, vintage whisky, bottled from as early as 1950.

Description

Home to over 500 types of whisk(e)y, Merchant House of Fleet Street offers guests a vast selection of quality spirits. Each bottle evokes a ‘Sense of Place’ and explores the resilient and traditional folklore and terroir from the outcrops of the Empire.

The setting is fresh, floral and bright, unlike any other whisky bar. While Merchant House of Bow Lane is home to the exotic and decadent spoils of travel and exploration of the British Empire, then Merchant House of Fleet Street is home to the stories of the rebels, the colonised, the dancers.

Whisky has long been the vehicle for rebellion along the outcrops the British Isles, used by the Irish and Scottish coastal areas as a way of reasserting their identities.

Throughout this ultra-premium Scotch whisky tasting masterclass, the experts at Merchant House will share their expertise, offering a unique insight into the origins, evolution, and violent and poetic history encapsulated by each bottling. Explore five distinct expressions of ultra-premium Scotch whiskies, and finish with a true sip of history, with a nip of a rare, vintage whisky, bottled from as early as 1950.

We also recommend

  • Head to nearby Smithfield market for a much needed bite to eat
  • Pop into Ye Olde Chesire Cheese for a post-masterclass tipple; one of London's oldest pubs
  • Pick up a bottle of your favourite whisky at The Whisky Shop in St. Pauls

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

Merchant House of Fleet Street is able to host tastings Monday and Wednesday, 11am to 10pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 5pm.

The experience will last approximately two hours.

Any other products or services consumed can be paid for on-site.

Note that the minimum age is 18.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on weekends, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Valentines Day

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Head to nearby Smithfield market for a much needed bite to eat
  • Pop into Ye Olde Chesire Cheese for a post-masterclass tipple; one of London's oldest pubs
  • Pick up a bottle of your favourite whisky at The Whisky Shop in St. Pauls

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

Merchant House of Fleet Street is able to host tastings Monday and Wednesday, 11am to 10pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 5pm.

The experience will last approximately two hours.

Any other products or services consumed can be paid for on-site.

Note that the minimum age is 18.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on weekends, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Valentines Day

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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.

Location

8 Bride Court, London EC4Y 8DU

Merchant House of Fleet Street 8 Bride Court, London EC4Y 8DU

Water of Life: Ultra-Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Merchant House of Fleet Street

  • Add an extra guest (six maximum) +
    £125

Reviews

  • Great experience

    Really nice experience: great atmosphere, great the whiskies and great stories behind!

    Soooo Much Whiskey!

    It was even better than the description! Much more informal and flexible, tasted loads, and really enjoyed it.

  • Amazing Experience

    Everything was excellent. I had very tasty and knowledgeable experience. Pretty unexpected because description is very shy of actual testing. :)
    Cheers and Thank you!

    Great experience

    It was excellent and have already recommended to friends

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