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

“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.

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

  • Additional Information

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

    Sample menu: Haggis balls, soda bread, oysters.

    Black Rock is open Monday to Saturday from 5pm. From Monday to Wednesday, the experience is available at any time, 5pm to 11pm. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, tastings will be held in small groups of up to 10 people at 6pm.

    Please note that Black Rock only accepts bookings up to six weeks in advance.

    Please ensure you request to book your experience at least 72 hours' in advance as the venue is very popular.

    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..

    This experience is priced for two people. Up to a maximum of ten people can attend the experience at one time. To add more people to the experience, simply select “Add an extra guest” and select the quantity at checkout.

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

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

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

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

    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 is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

    Sample menu: Haggis balls, soda bread, oysters.

    Black Rock is open Monday to Saturday from 5pm. From Monday to Wednesday, the experience is available at any time, 5pm to 11pm. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, tastings will be held in small groups of up to 10 people at 6pm.

    Please note that Black Rock only accepts bookings up to six weeks in advance.

    Please ensure you request to book your experience at least 72 hours' in advance as the venue is very popular.

    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..

    This experience is priced for two people. Up to a maximum of ten people can attend the experience at one time. To add more people to the experience, simply select “Add an extra guest” and select the quantity at checkout.

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

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

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

    All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend 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

    9 Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS

    Black Rock 9 Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS

    Whisky Demystified: Premium Whisky Tasting for Two at Black Rock

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