Whisky Demystified: Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Black Rock

  • Add an extra guest (eight maximum) +
    £47.5

Whisky Demystified: Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Black Rock

Shoreditch, London

£95
  • Add an extra guest (eight maximum) +
    £47.5
Valid for 1 year

“If you're unsure which whisky is for you, this is the best place to experiment” Condé Nast

Why we love it

Black Rock is a whisky lover's secret hideout in the City which is on a mission to reinvent the world of whisky. Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, the brains behind cocktail mecca Worship Street Whistling Shop, have done away with a traditional bar in favour of six glass cabinets stocked with 250 bottles of world whisky available by the dram and have filled a 185-year-old oak tree with two of their own special house blend whiskies, fitted it with taps and placed it front and centre for imbibing pleasure. Welcome home whisky drinkers.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a whisky tasting flight at Black Rock
  • Taste one 35ml serving of ‘table whisky’ each - aged inside the 18-foot communal oak table
  • Followed by three 35ml ‘three dot’ premium whiskies each
  • Served alongside three bar snacks

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, the team behind the time-warping Worship Street Whistling Shop, have chipped away at whisky's rather masculine, pin-stripe image with their latest venture, Black Rock; a whisky paradise in the City that aims to demystify the public’s perceptions of the drink.

Over 250 bottles of Scotch, Irish, American, and Japanese grain-spirits line one side of this easy-going subterranean den. But here, the whiskies are arranged on shelves in three price tiers and according to six flavour profiles (round, fragrance, smoke, sweet spice and fruit) as opposed to region or country of origin. Each whisky is placed by a ‘relative’, allowing imbibers to find a style they like and then try its cousin next to it, making it easy for guests to find a favourite.

And instead of an actual bar, the bartenders are always on the move, roaming from table to table to the sound of funk, soul and Nineties hip-hop, or sat at one end of the long wooden table that stretches down the centre of the room.

It's no ordinary table, though, but an 18ft, 185-year-old three tonne hunk of oak tree. Two channels, lined with charred American and toasted European oak, run through the glass-topped table that are filled with 17 litres of both Cherry River (an American bourbon with Morello cherry and spices) and a constantly-evolving special house blend, which are both slowly ageing within. Whisky is then poured into glasses directly from a tap at one end - the best sort of log flume.

As part of this experience guests will enjoy a whisky flight including one serving of whisky from the table and three servings of ‘three dot’ (premium) whiskies. ‘Dots’ at Black Rock signify the price of each whisky - one, two or three dots; £7, £9 or £11 a dram. To compliment the whiskies, guests will savour three delicious and inventive bar snacks to share from Black Rock’s small but well-thought-out menu, such as Haggis Balls with Scotch marmalade, Soda Bread with peat butter and Gravadlax with Inverawe salmon, juniper and dill.

Description

Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, the team behind the time-warping Worship Street Whistling Shop, have chipped away at whisky's rather masculine, pin-stripe image with their latest venture, Black Rock; a whisky paradise in the City that aims to demystify the public’s perceptions of the drink.

Over 250 bottles of Scotch, Irish, American, and Japanese grain-spirits line one side of this easy-going subterranean den. But here, the whiskies are arranged on shelves in three price tiers and according to six flavour profiles (round, fragrance, smoke, sweet spice and fruit) as opposed to region or country of origin. Each whisky is placed by a ‘relative’, allowing imbibers to find a style they like and then try its cousin next to it, making it easy for guests to find a favourite.

And instead of an actual bar, the bartenders are always on the move, roaming from table to table to the sound of funk, soul and Nineties hip-hop, or sat at one end of the long wooden table that stretches down the centre of the room.

It's no ordinary table, though, but an 18ft, 185-year-old three tonne hunk of oak tree. Two channels, lined with charred American and toasted European oak, run through the glass-topped table that are filled with 17 litres of both Cherry River (an American bourbon with Morello cherry and spices) and a constantly-evolving special house blend, which are both slowly ageing within. Whisky is then poured into glasses directly from a tap at one end - the best sort of log flume.

As part of this experience guests will enjoy a whisky flight including one serving of whisky from the table and three servings of ‘three dot’ (premium) whiskies. ‘Dots’ at Black Rock signify the price of each whisky - one, two or three dots; £7, £9 or £11 a dram. To compliment the whiskies, guests will savour three delicious and inventive bar snacks to share from Black Rock’s small but well-thought-out menu, such as Haggis Balls with Scotch marmalade, Soda Bread with peat butter and Gravadlax with Inverawe salmon, juniper and dill.

Additional Information

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

Sample menu: Haggis balls, soda bread, oysters.

Availability:

  • This experience is hosted Monday to Thursday at either 5pm or 6pm, and Saturday at 6pm.
  • Not available on Friday and Sunday.

Advance bookings:

Please note due to the last minute private events the bar accepts bookings maximum 6 weeks in advance from January to October ,and maximum 2 weeks in advance for the festive period of November and December.

Please ensure you request to book your experience at least four weeks in advance as the venue is very popular.

This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

Note that at least 48 hours’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

Duration:

A brief introduction to the whiskies with an expert will last approximately 15 minutes; guests are then free to enjoy the whiskies at their own leisure. The experience will last approximately 60 to 75 minutes..

Location:

Black Rock is only a ten-minute walk from Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, and Moorgate rail stations.

We Also Recommend

  • Grab some global street food Thursday to Saturday at lively market Dinerama

  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market beforehand

  • Head up to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect pre-tasting coffee

  • Additional Information

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

    Sample menu: Haggis balls, soda bread, oysters.

    Availability:

    • This experience is hosted Monday to Thursday at either 5pm or 6pm, and Saturday at 6pm.
    • Not available on Friday and Sunday.

    Advance bookings:

    Please note due to the last minute private events the bar accepts bookings maximum 6 weeks in advance from January to October ,and maximum 2 weeks in advance for the festive period of November and December.

    Please ensure you request to book your experience at least four weeks in advance as the venue is very popular.

    This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

    Note that at least 48 hours’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

    Duration:

    A brief introduction to the whiskies with an expert will last approximately 15 minutes; guests are then free to enjoy the whiskies at their own leisure. The experience will last approximately 60 to 75 minutes..

    Location:

    Black Rock is only a ten-minute walk from Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, and Moorgate rail stations.

    We Also Recommend

  • Grab some global street food Thursday to Saturday at lively market Dinerama

  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market beforehand

  • Head up to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect pre-tasting coffee

  • What's Included?

    • Enjoy a whisky tasting flight at Black Rock
    • Taste one 35ml serving of ‘table whisky’ each - aged inside the 18-foot communal oak table
    • Followed by three 35ml ‘three dot’ premium whiskies each
    • Served alongside three bar snacks

    Exclusive to TRULY

    • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

    Why we love it

    Black Rock is a whisky lover's secret hideout in the City which is on a mission to reinvent the world of whisky. Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, the brains behind cocktail mecca Worship Street Whistling Shop, have done away with a traditional bar in favour of six glass cabinets stocked with 250 bottles of world whisky available by the dram and have filled a 185-year-old oak tree with two of their own special house blend whiskies, fitted it with taps and placed it front and centre for imbibing pleasure. Welcome home whisky drinkers. Read full description

    Description

    Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, the team behind the time-warping Worship Street Whistling Shop, have chipped away at whisky's rather masculine, pin-stripe image with their latest venture, Black Rock; a whisky paradise in the City that aims to demystify the public’s perceptions of the drink.

    Over 250 bottles of Scotch, Irish, American, and Japanese grain-spirits line one side of this easy-going subterranean den. But here, the whiskies are arranged on shelves in three price tiers and according to six flavour profiles (round, fragrance, smoke, sweet spice and fruit) as opposed to region or country of origin. Each whisky is placed by a ‘relative’, allowing imbibers to find a style they like and then try its cousin next to it, making it easy for guests to find a favourite.

    And instead of an actual bar, the bartenders are always on the move, roaming from table to table to the sound of funk, soul and Nineties hip-hop, or sat at one end of the long wooden table that stretches down the centre of the room.

    It's no ordinary table, though, but an 18ft, 185-year-old three tonne hunk of oak tree. Two channels, lined with charred American and toasted European oak, run through the glass-topped table that are filled with 17 litres of both Cherry River (an American bourbon with Morello cherry and spices) and a constantly-evolving special house blend, which are both slowly ageing within. Whisky is then poured into glasses directly from a tap at one end - the best sort of log flume.

    As part of this experience guests will enjoy a whisky flight including one serving of whisky from the table and three servings of ‘three dot’ (premium) whiskies. ‘Dots’ at Black Rock signify the price of each whisky - one, two or three dots; £7, £9 or £11 a dram. To compliment the whiskies, guests will savour three delicious and inventive bar snacks to share from Black Rock’s small but well-thought-out menu, such as Haggis Balls with Scotch marmalade, Soda Bread with peat butter and Gravadlax with Inverawe salmon, juniper and dill.

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    Description

    Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, the team behind the time-warping Worship Street Whistling Shop, have chipped away at whisky's rather masculine, pin-stripe image with their latest venture, Black Rock; a whisky paradise in the City that aims to demystify the public’s perceptions of the drink.

    Over 250 bottles of Scotch, Irish, American, and Japanese grain-spirits line one side of this easy-going subterranean den. But here, the whiskies are arranged on shelves in three price tiers and according to six flavour profiles (round, fragrance, smoke, sweet spice and fruit) as opposed to region or country of origin. Each whisky is placed by a ‘relative’, allowing imbibers to find a style they like and then try its cousin next to it, making it easy for guests to find a favourite.

    And instead of an actual bar, the bartenders are always on the move, roaming from table to table to the sound of funk, soul and Nineties hip-hop, or sat at one end of the long wooden table that stretches down the centre of the room.

    It's no ordinary table, though, but an 18ft, 185-year-old three tonne hunk of oak tree. Two channels, lined with charred American and toasted European oak, run through the glass-topped table that are filled with 17 litres of both Cherry River (an American bourbon with Morello cherry and spices) and a constantly-evolving special house blend, which are both slowly ageing within. Whisky is then poured into glasses directly from a tap at one end - the best sort of log flume.

    As part of this experience guests will enjoy a whisky flight including one serving of whisky from the table and three servings of ‘three dot’ (premium) whiskies. ‘Dots’ at Black Rock signify the price of each whisky - one, two or three dots; £7, £9 or £11 a dram. To compliment the whiskies, guests will savour three delicious and inventive bar snacks to share from Black Rock’s small but well-thought-out menu, such as Haggis Balls with Scotch marmalade, Soda Bread with peat butter and Gravadlax with Inverawe salmon, juniper and dill.

    Opening Times

    Monday - Thursday at 5pm or 6pm, Saturday at 6pm. The experience might me held in a small group of up to 10 people. Please note due to the last minute private events the bar doesn't want to disappoint you with any cancellations and accepts bookings maximum 6 weeks in advance from January to October, and maximum 2 weeks in advance for the festive period of November and December.

    Additional Information

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

    Sample menu: Haggis balls, soda bread, oysters.

    Availability:

    • This experience is hosted Monday to Thursday at either 5pm or 6pm, and Saturday at 6pm.
    • Not available on Friday and Sunday.

    Advance bookings:

    Please note due to the last minute private events the bar accepts bookings maximum 6 weeks in advance from January to October ,and maximum 2 weeks in advance for the festive period of November and December.

    Please ensure you request to book your experience at least four weeks in advance as the venue is very popular.

    This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

    Note that at least 48 hours’ notice required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

    Duration:

    A brief introduction to the whiskies with an expert will last approximately 15 minutes; guests are then free to enjoy the whiskies at their own leisure. The experience will last approximately 60 to 75 minutes..

    Location:

    Black Rock is only a ten-minute walk from Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, and Moorgate rail stations.

    We Also Recommend

  • Grab some global street food Thursday to Saturday at lively market Dinerama

  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market beforehand

  • Head up to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect pre-tasting coffee

  • 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.

    Whisky Demystified: Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Black Rock

    • Add an extra guest (eight maximum) +
      £47.5