Capital Whisky: Whisky Tasting for Two at the Capital Hotel

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Capital Whisky: Whisky Tasting for Two at the Capital Hotel

Knightsbridge, London

£50
  • Add One Extra Whisky Each for Two People +
    £20
  • Add an Extra Guest +
    £25

“...something really upmarket, the whisky and cheese pairing at the Capital Hotel, in Knightsbridge ” The Telegraph

Why we love it

Enjoy three handpicked Scotch whiskies paired with unique cheeses in the luxurious surrounds of the 5-Star Capital Hotel Bar in Knightsbridge; one of the only venues in London to employ a Keeper of the Quaich (an elite association of whisky sommeliers).

This experience is part of our collection of unique gifts for men. and our whisky tasting experiences.



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What's Included?

  • Whisky tasting for two people at London’s Capital Bar
  • Three carefully selected Scotch whiskies to taste each
  • Each whisky is matched with a selection of British or French cheeses
  • Examples include a 10-year-old Benromach paired with Wyfe of Bath and a Kilchoman with Cornish blue

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Welcoming guests for over 40 years in Knightsbridge, the 5-star Capital Hotel exudes warmth and understated exclusivity. The intimate space is the epitome of sophisticated comfort, and is the perfect venue for either the whisky lover or those who are looking to explore the complex world of Scotch whisky.

Cesar, the bar manager at The Capital, is an expert in the world of whisky and holds the prestigious accolade of being the youngest ever UK Keeper of the Quaich (an elite association of whisky sommeliers). Cesar's exceptional taste and passion for the finest whiskies is reflected on the Capital's whisky menu.

Cesar will lead your experience, providing an insightful but relaxed discussion of each of the whiskies and the cheeses they are paired with before allowing you to enjoy the flavours at your own leisure. Taste whiskies including the unique summer 2010 Kilchoman. From the Island of Islay, Kilchoman whisky is produced by one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, where unusually, the barley is grown onsite at the farm.

One of the most renowned and well-rounded whisky tasting experiences in London, an afternoon or evening at The Capital is the perfect gift for whisky lovers.

Description

Welcoming guests for over 40 years in Knightsbridge, the 5-star Capital Hotel exudes warmth and understated exclusivity. The intimate space is the epitome of sophisticated comfort, and is the perfect venue for either the whisky lover or those who are looking to explore the complex world of Scotch whisky.

Cesar, the bar manager at The Capital, is an expert in the world of whisky and holds the prestigious accolade of being the youngest ever UK Keeper of the Quaich (an elite association of whisky sommeliers). Cesar's exceptional taste and passion for the finest whiskies is reflected on the Capital's whisky menu.

Cesar will lead your experience, providing an insightful but relaxed discussion of each of the whiskies and the cheeses they are paired with before allowing you to enjoy the flavours at your own leisure. Taste whiskies including the unique summer 2010 Kilchoman. From the Island of Islay, Kilchoman whisky is produced by one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, where unusually, the barley is grown onsite at the farm.

One of the most renowned and well-rounded whisky tasting experiences in London, an afternoon or evening at The Capital is the perfect gift for whisky lovers.

Sample Whisky Tasting

  • Kilchoman, summer 2010 release, paired with Cornish blue
  • Benromach, 10 year old, paired with Wyfe of Bath (6-8 months old, washed in cider)
  • Dalmore, 12 year old, paired with cheddar (minimum 36 months matured)

We Also Recommend

  • Take advantage of the hotel's fantastic location and visit nearby Harrods or Hyde Park
  • Book a table at renowned seafood chef Nathan Outlaw's restaurant, also situated within the hotel
  • If you're looking for a lighter meal, visit the hotel's Le Metro Bistro for a plate or two of mini-bite

Additional Information

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

The whisky tasting will last approximately one hour.

The experience is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 12.30pm and 7pm.

Any additional products or services purchased can simply be paid for on site.

The whisky and cheese selection is subject to seasonal change but always reflects the best of what is available.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 10 days in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Whisky Tasting

  • Kilchoman, summer 2010 release, paired with Cornish blue
  • Benromach, 10 year old, paired with Wyfe of Bath (6-8 months old, washed in cider)
  • Dalmore, 12 year old, paired with cheddar (minimum 36 months matured)

We Also Recommend

  • Take advantage of the hotel's fantastic location and visit nearby Harrods or Hyde Park
  • Book a table at renowned seafood chef Nathan Outlaw's restaurant, also situated within the hotel
  • If you're looking for a lighter meal, visit the hotel's Le Metro Bistro for a plate or two of mini-bite

Additional Information

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

The whisky tasting will last approximately one hour.

The experience is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 12.30pm and 7pm.

Any additional products or services purchased can simply be paid for on site.

The whisky and cheese selection is subject to seasonal change but always reflects the best of what is available.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 10 days 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

22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT

The Capital Hotel 22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT

Capital Whisky: Whisky Tasting for Two at the Capital Hotel

  • Add One Extra Whisky Each for Two People +
    £20
  • Add an Extra Guest +
    £25

Reviews

  • Very interesting

    The whisky tasting was very interesting. Especially the explanations by Cesar with his expertise and passion for whisky.

    Perfect

    My grandad enjoyed this very much it made a great 90th birthday present.

  • Nice experience!

    Very nice experience. Very professional service

    Overpriced and not nearly sizzled enough

    For the cost, we felt the experience was limited. While Cesar clearly had a huge amount of knowledge, it wasn't always clear and could have been presented in a more interesting way. It wouldn't be something I would recommend to friends. Hopefully other things you offer are better.

  • A must for anybody interested in learning about Whisky

    Something for everyone from the novice to the whisky tasting aficionado. Thanks to a very knowledgeable host we are looking and drinking whisky in a whole new light

    Highly recommended

    We had a great time very informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended, the man who took the experience was brilliant too.

  • Fantastic experience

    Really great experience, learnt a lot about whisky and had fun in the process. Delicious cheeses to go with it.

    Great day!

    Very well organised. High level of education provided. Very good

  • whisky experience

    We were surprised that we were the only participants but meant we had personal attention. Very interesting.

    Great experience

    Great experience - I learned a lot about whisky!

  • Very good experience.

    Very knowledgeable person and very good drinks.

    Fantastic tasting

    A really fantastic whisky & cheese tasting - expertly led by the team at the Capital. I would wholeheartedly recommend it as a gift for whisky lovers (& those that need tempting)

  • The whiskey tasting at The Capital Hotel is SUPERB!

    The Capital Hotel Bar is cosy and the whole experience is intimate. It has a very country club feel and you do forget the hustle and bustle of London. The whisky tasting was really good, the host is knowledgeable and serves some Michelin Star cheese to go with the whiskey. It was such a great gift for my boyfriend's birthday and we were both super pleased!

    Whisky revelation

    Having been a whisky drinker for some years I felt my experience made me realise I never really tasted the whisky just drank it. I will now pay more attention to ensure my palate is clean, and be aware of where the taste zones are. A thoroughly informative and enjoyable experience.

  • Enjoy your whiskey even more

    Cesar was excellent and gave a real insight on how to appreciate whiskey. More informative than anticipated. Enjoyable experience.

    Whiskeytastic!

    This is the third time for this event for me and each session has been different. Very enjoyable and educational, however this occasion was a group session and I preferred the previous experiences as they were more personal. I would recommend this to anyone - even non whiskey drinkers

  • Whiskey and cheese sensation

    I had no idea that whiskey and cheese could conjure up such wonderful flavours.

    Fine malt whisky

    A fun evening, a great way to bond with your sons and introduce them to the pleasure of a fine malt. Our host was extraordinary.

  • Value for money

    Very informative, engaging, good value for money. Good environment, great knowledgeable host.

    Truly team were flawless

    Interaction with the Truly team itself was flawless - I asked some questions and got speedy replies, and they made my booking very easy. The evening itself at the Capital hotel was lovely - the room the tasting was held in was very nice, and Cesar who led it was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Whiskies were high quality, and the cheese were lovely. The only thing preventing a perfect score was that it was about half an hour late in starting, meaning we were the dinner reservation we'd made to follow the tasting.

  • Handled perfectly by Cesar!

    Very friendly hotel and the experience was handled perfectly by Cesar!

    Made to feel very welcome

    Fantastic service. We were made to feel very welcome and were offered excellent customer service.

  • Felt very personal having [Cesar's] exclusive attention

    Enjoyed the experience with Cesar, felt very personal having his exclusive attention.

    A truly wonderful experience

    A truly wonderful experience; four fantastic whiskeys paired with perfect cheeses, guided through them by an enthusiastic master, brilliant!

  • A very special experience

    Great location and a very special experience. The surroundings were perfect, it was nice to be in a group of just 4 people and it was all very exclusive.

    Cesar is extremely knowledgeable

    Cesar is extremely knowledgeable, the tasting was managed very well and the setting very pleasant

  • Warm and friendly host

    It was a great experience and a very friendly and warm host. My only two minor comments were, we were sat at the bar - it was uncomfortable to watch other staff barge past our very attentive teacher while they tried to get things he was stood in front of. Our host was fantastic (Naba), very knowledgeable and very passionate, at times though some of his pronunciation ('ood' for wood for example) meant having to concentrate very hard given the other noise in the bar and staff to work out what he was saying. A very nice evening though.

    Really special experience!

    We had a wonderful reception when we arrived, it was a really lovely venue and a really great experience. In particular we loved the fact that the hotel didn't try to group everyone together for the whiskey tasting but sat each group on separate tables meaning we got a very personal experience. It was really special!

  • Great welcome

    Great welcome, friendly efficient non-intrusive staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Whisky experience was amazing, knowledgeable, fun and great choices of Whiskies and cheeses. Would highly recommend to anyone. Was made to feel very special indeed.

    Lovely hotel

    Lovely hotel, friendly staff, helpful. Voucher arrived in lovely gift box.

  • Really enjoyed the session

    Really enjoyed the session and the host. Very fun and interesting session all around. We were only people on the session which I think was a shame, and I'd have liked to be warned of this when booking as we may have decided to go another time, but this was the only, minor, drawback.

    Lovely staff & hotel

    Lovely staff, lovely hotel but not very private in terms of the event as we were sat at the bar. All a bit cramped.

  • Very knowledgeable & entertaining sommelier

    The sommelier was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The atmosphere was comfortable and it was easy to enjoy, even for people who had little or no experience with tasting whisky.

    Cannot fault anything!

    I cannot fault anything! I'm not a whiskey drinker but my husband is and he thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Very knowledgeable person in charge

    very informative - very knowledgeable person in charge, excellent matching of cheese to the whisky.

    Very knowledgeable expert

    The person was very knowledgeable so was great to hear from them.

  • Would have liked more privacy

    It was in the general bar and I would have liked some more privacy.

    Thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the experience but I'm not really a whisky drinker

  • Superb Cheese & Whiskey Tasting

    To start with the reception on arrival by hotel staff was friendly and professional. The actual cheese and whiskey tasting was superb and the commentary from Cesar was good. Overall the experience was very good for both myself and my daughter.

    Fantastic whisky. fantastic cheese, fantastic experience

    We thoroughly enjoyed the whisky and cheese tasting at the Capital Hotel!

    The Truly Experiences concierge took care of the actual booking and everything went very smooth. Our preferred date and time was matched as requested.

    The experience itself was amazing. The bar area was warm, cosy and welcoming. The whisky expert was very knowledgeable and passionate. We shared the experience with another couple which was nice because you could exchange thoughts and opinions on the different whiskys.

    After a detailed introduction we were sampling three different whiskys, following a process of correct smelling and tasting. It's amazing how 'wrong' you can actually drink. The process made us aware of how many flavours and aromas are involved and how they all develop on your pallet. The cheeses were just heavenly matched and although I'm not a big cheese fan, it made all the difference.

    The experience took even longer than the one hour described in the purchase. It was nice that we were still felt welcome and we didn't need to rush through the tasting.

    The bar and hotel staff were very friendly. Overall that was just a fantastic experience which I would highly recommend!

  • What an experience

    Really knowledgeable staff delivering a word perfect review and education of the world of Whisky. I have to be honest, the prospect of Cheese with Whisky was an unusual one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not saying that every time the cheese comes out I will be having a whisky, or every time the whisky comes out I will be reaching for the cheese. But I will not shy away from the combination again in the future.
    Thank you to the capital for a great time.

    Great Whisky and Cheese Pairings

    Staff at TRULY were very helpful and replied to all my queries / questions very quickly. They arranged the experience to suit my time.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Whisky & Cheese experience itself. Staff were very good to us, and the gentleman who taught us about whisky was so interesting and knowledgeable.

    It was a very posh place, and we felt a bit under dressed amongst the business people who were wearing suits and ties but then we saw tourists arriving wearing shorts and flip flops. So smart casual is probably your best bet.

    All in all, I highly recommend this experience using TRULY.

  • Wouldn't Change a Thing

    I wouldn't change anything. It was an exceptional experience that me and my friend thoroughly enjoyed

    Excellent Whisky Tasting

    The staff at TRULY who handled my request were great, I only planned it the week before going so was really pleased we could book it for the following Saturday. The gentleman running the tasting was great, extremely knowledgeable and made it a fantastic experience. Thank you

  • Intriguing

    Went home and bought a bottle of Auchentoshan... But where do we buy the cheddar washed in cider??? A very enjoyable couple of hours, learning a great deal from our knowledgeable host. Thank you!

    Prompt Communication

    Prompt communication when we wanted to combine our booking with someone else's meant we had a very simple transaction.
    Thank you

  • Quick, Efficient Service. Excellent Whisky & Cheese tasting

    The booking was quick and efficient and we were able to book the tasting on one of the days that we wanted. The tasting experience was fantastic!!! We had a lovely day - the whisky and cheese were delicious and the service was extraordinary!!

    Fantastic

    Just to say that my Whisky and Cheese tasting experience really was fantastic. The Sommelier who took us through the experience was extremely knowledgeable and also a really nice guy. He made us feel very welcome and pitched his presentation at just the right level. I’d have to say that this was a real education and one that we both thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Great Truly Experience

    Good service and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    Special Whisky Experience with Cesar

    We were made to feel very special during our experience and were not rushed in any way

  • Thoroughly Smooth & Enjoyable Experience

    A very good experience from the moment the event was booked to the event itself. Thoroughly enjoyable adn we will be giving the same experience as a gift to friends

    Superb Service from Truly

    Heather our conciege from Truly was so professional and helpful, excellent service and would definitely use and recommend again. Hotel was fab and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. All in all our stay in London was a wonderfull experience. Thank you.

  • Refined Whisky Tasting with Cesar

    I simply have no words to describe this experience ... all I can say is - if u want a nice evening out at a 5 star hotel in the middle of knightsbridge ..then this is the one for you!!!! Not only is the service unbelievably awesome ...but the kind of whiskeys you get to taste is mindblowing. I plan on taking another friend with me for this one ...it's worth every penny!

    Amazing from start to finish

    Absolutely amazing experience from start to end. We were greeted by the friendly bar manager (Cesare, who is also the one curating the whisky experience) right when we entered the bar. The atmosphere was cozy and unpretentious. Great for quiet conversations and meetings. Definitely a cove of serenity away from the busy shopping streets of Knightsbridge.

    The whisky flights arrived on an impressive trolley along w/ all the side accoutrements, including grapes, celery and some of the best bread I've tasted. The whisky flights and cheese pairings were absolutely spot on. Cesare was incredibly knowledgeable and offered us great insights on the tasting notes as well as the histories of each whisky. He gave us a quick overview and then let us be to explore the various complexities, checking back on occasion only to see if we had further questions and to get our feedback.

    This experience is actually quite good value for money b/c the whisky flights ordered separately on their own is definitely way more than £25/pp (closer to £47/pp, I think). Would definitely come back again.

  • Whisky Sommelier

    Knowledgeable staff is the first impression I had. The second was the Talisker 18 years - first rate! Booking was simple - no hassles, just call book and arrive. Had a great time with my brother.

    One of a kind

    Just what I was looking for. This is my third buy from Truly and it never ceases to amaze me how one-of-a-kind their experiences are. I got this for my brother on his birthday and we both attended it together. Had a really nice bro-sis time. The hotel was so beautiful and the pairings were interactive and fun.

  • Best whisky tasting in London

    I've had better whisky tastings in Scotland but for a London standard it was one of the best. I guess I wasn't so impressed by the range of whiskies as I was by the cheese matching, now that is something unique and interesting. Worth attending if you don't plan on visiting the source of whiskeys (scotland ) itself.

    Such a Unique Idea

    Such a unique idea ..whiskey and cheese! Definitely something I have never seen anywhere else before. I bought this for my dad when he visited London ...and let me tell you, he couldn['t thank me enough!

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