FESTIVE WHISKY TASTINGS at WHISKI ROOMS Shop

FESTIVE WHISKY TASTINGS
Below is out list of festive tastings in our beautiful shop in the WHISKI Rooms – all available to book online during November and December 2013 and one on New Years Day to welcome in 2014 … Why not join in one of our ever popular Whisky & Chocolate tastings or Whisky and Cheese, take your pick …

DAY Date TIME TASTING  
FRIDAY 15/11/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  16/11/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  17/11/2013 17:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
FRIDAY 22/11/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  23/11/2013 16:00 PREMIUM TASTING BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  23/11/2013 18:00 HISTORY TASTING BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  24/11/2013 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
WEDNESDAY  27/11/2103 18:00 PREMIUM TASTING BOOK NOW
THURSDAY  28/11/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
FRIDAY  29/11/2013 18:00 BOWMORE WINTER WARMER BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  30/11/2013 16:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SUNDAY 01/12/2013 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
FRIDAY  06/12/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  07/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  07/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  08/12/2013 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
WEDNESDAY  11/12/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
THURSDAY 12/12/2013 18:00 BERRY BROTHERS & RUDD BOOK NOW
FRIDAY  13/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  14/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  14/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  15/12/2013 15:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  15/12/2013 17:00 PREMIUM TASTING BOOK NOW
THURSDAY 19/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
FRIDAY  20/12/2013 ALL DAY DALMORE AND JURA IN STORE SAMPLING  
FRIDAY  20/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
SATURDAY 21/12/2013 15:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SATURDAY 21/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  22/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
SUNDAY 22/12/2103 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
MONDAY 23/12/2013 ALL DAY DALMORE AND JURA IN STORE SAMPLING  
MONDAY  23/12/2013 18:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
TUESDAY 24/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
TUESDAY  24/12/2013 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
THURSDAY  26/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
THURSDAY  26/12/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
FRIDAY  27/12/2013 18:00 PREMIUM TASTING BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  28/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHEESE BOOK NOW
SATURDAY  28/12/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  29/12/2013 15:00 WHISKY AND CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW
SUNDAY  29/12/2013 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
MONDAY  30/12/2013 15:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
MONDAY  30/12/2013 18:00 INTRODUCTION TO WHISKY BOOK NOW
TUESDAY  31/12/2013 15:00 PREMIUM TASTING BOOK NOW
WEDNESDAY 01/01/2014 18:00 WHISKY & CHOCOLATE BOOK NOW

 For all the lastest updates, see here http://www.whiskirooms.co.uk/FestiveTastings.html

 

WHISKI ROOMS crowned Scotland’s Whisky Bar of the Year 2013

ImageThursday 7th November saw Scoltand’s top licensed venues crowned at the annual SLTN Awards in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s WHISKI Rooms was honoured as Whisky Bar of the Year. Only two years after opening, the venue was clearly delighted with the accolade

“This award is testament to the hard work put in by all the staff and the unique way we promote whisky with daily whisky tastings and our focus in championing our national drink, whisky. I think it is clear to all that we are absolutely delighted”, said Anne Still, director and co-owner.

 

Background
Whiski Rooms was created from a gift shop, art gallery and former bank and  is a hybrid concept consisting of a restaurant, bar, and bistro, specialist whisky shop with its own dedicated tasting room. With stunning views over the Edinburgh, it is a great place to enjoy food and have a lovely cocktail or whisky.

Whiski Rooms is the sister venue to Whiski Bar & Restaurant on the Royal Mile who were also awarded Whisky Bar of the Year 2011 at the Dram awards and has also received a string of awards since its inception in 2007.

Berry Brothers and Rudd Whisky Tastings 25/01/2013 and 1/02/2013

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24th Jan 2013 and 1st Feb 2013 – exclusive Berry Bros & Rudd Whisky Tasting
to be held our shop’s stunning Whisky Tasting Rooms, 4 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP

BOOK ONLINE HERE

Berry Brothers & Rudd are not only Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchants but they are one of the most most respected and revered independent bottlers in the country.

Johnny McMillan from The Great Whisky company will be here at the Whiski Rooms to host a tasting of some of the amazing whiskies Berrys’ have to offer.

Ticket numbers are very small so we’d advise to book quickly in order to try out some of these amazing exclusive whiskies.

Tasting ticket price includes £5 voucher redeemable against any 70cl single malt whisky in store.

Tickets are non-refundable and you must be over 18 to attend the event. T&C’s apply

Karl Lagerfeld & CHANEL @ WHISKI Bar

It’s been a long time since I updated our blog but I thought I would put a few things up…

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Karl Lagerfeld & CHANEL

On 3rd Dec 2012 we were honoured to have been chosen by famous fashion house CHANEL to host their exclusive pre-show party in the WHISKI Bar & Restaurant. The event was strictly confidential and hosted all the main people involved in the Metier d’Art CHANEL show to be held in Linlithgow the next day.  Around 70 people attended including Karl Lagerfeld and his designers and models.

They feasted on our Scottish Tapas menu, enjoyed some great whiskies and listened to a fabulous Scottish band – all in all, they had a fantastic Scottish evening at Whiski – something we do particularly well at here !  The show was by all means fabulous the next day and has truly put Scotland on the map in fashion terms.

Nigel Kennedy plays live at WHISKI Bar

NIgel Kennedy at Whiski Bar - 13 Jan 2012

What a night this has been – the worlds best selling violinist Nigel Kennedy sold out the Usher Hall on 12th Jan 2012  as part of his UK tour and tonight he joined our resident band and played live in WHISKI Bar last night 13th Jan 2012!!
His whole entourage of friends and crew came in for a meal and then got a fiddle out and joinedin with our band, The Gorms. Truly electric was the atmosphere in WHISKI last night.

A riot of fiddles is no stranger here as Scottish foot stomping music is our speciality and every night of the week all year round there is lots of toe tapping fabulous bands on here but with Nigel Kennedy playing live with us tonight it was a magic experience for everyone in the bar. Two of his band also played live afterwards making this a Friday to remember. He was a lovely guy and stayed till the very end enjoying the atmosphere and chatting. 

We have the vidoe of Nigel kennedy playing live at WHISKI bar and watch this space and we will upload it later today…

Sorry – our video turn upside down and we are working on sorting it out and weillget it up as soon as we can
but here is another one we found of that night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TJetNX9Vyc&feature=BFa&list=ULW-FRUASyZ2M&lf=mfu_in_order

WHISKI wins Whisky Bar of the Year 2011

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On Monday 20th June 2011, WHISKI bar on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile was awarded Whisky Bar of the Year at the 2011 DRAM awards, the Oscars of the licensed trade industry.  This is the first time that an Edinburgh bar has won this top accolade and the judges commented that “WHISKI goes to exceptional lengths to promote whisky in Scotland, with over 300 whiskies, whisky cocktails and extremely well trained staff”

WHISKI also opened a new venue called WHISKI Rooms on Sunday 19th June 2011 overlooking the iconic Mound in Edinburgh. WHISKI Rooms is a hybrid venue comprises a specialist whisky shop with a dedicated tasting room that will host daily whisky tastings in summer, a bar and an all day dining bistro serving fresh local Scottish produce.

“We are delighted with the DRAM Whisky Bar of the Year award and feel that again the profile of whisky will be raised with this recognition of Whiski in the capital ofScotland and the launch of our new venue WHISKI Rooms” said owner Gary Still.

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WHISKI ROOMS OPENING 18th JUNE 2011

Whiski Rooms

Whiski Rooms

It’s been a long time coming but our latest venture will open it’s door for business on Saturday 18th June 2011. Well, whats WHISKI Rooms all about? A bit of hybrid and here’s a brief rundown: –

– a whisky shop with a dedicated tasting room hosting daily whisky tastings

– a bar with ~ 300 whiskies, full range of draughts including Edinburgh’s own Innis & Gunn  on draught, extensive list of  cocktails, full range of premium wines and champagne, premium spirits including many Scottish options, a full range of quality soft drinks.  Come and see our Ardbeg Rooms where you will enter Islay time !

– an all day bistro menu  serving fresh local Scottish produce including freshly made cakes & scones, all made on the premises

So we are almost there and hope to see you once we open.

Rare Glenlivet 70 Years Old Auctioned to help Japan

Gordon & MacPhail has donated bottle No. 1 of its rare Generations Glenlivet 70 year old to  raise funds to aid the relief effort in Japan.   “We have decided to donate bottle No. 1 of Generations Glenlivet 70 Years Old to a special charity auction to raise money for the relief effort.  All funds will be paid to the Red Cross who will use them to help the Japanese people recover from this devastating natural disaster”. 

Glenlivet 70 year old

“We all feel helpless in the face of a tragedy so we are looking to do something practical”, said David Urqhart from Gordon & MacPhail. 

Bonhams Edinburgh, who are giving their services for free, will deliver the special charity auction on Tuesday 29 March 2011 at 7.00pm GMT.  The auction will be held at Bonhams 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh and online at http://www.bonhams.com/eur/auction/19503/lot/1

 Gordon & MacPhail launched Generations Glenlivet 70 Years Old at a special event at Edinburgh Castle on 8 March 2011.  Distilled in 1940 only 100 full sized decanters have been released for sale in 2011.  Whisky connoisseur Charles Maclean describes the single malt: “The Glenlivet 1940 opens a door into a different time, another country. To smell and taste this exquisite whisky is to experience the past in a unique way – layer upon layer of flavour, profound and evocative.” 

The whisky is beautifully presented in a tear-shaped hand-blown crystal decanter with an elegant British Hallmarked silver stopper. The decanter nestles in a sterling silver base and is framed in a handmade box, crafted in Scotland using Scottish Elm.

 This is a beautifil whisky and very rare so this is your chance to buy it and support the Japan releif effort at the same time.

March Glenfiddich Sampling Sessions

Back again by popular demand – Glenfiddich Mini Mentoring.

Dates:   Fri 11th March 2011,
                 Thurs 17th March 2011,
                  Fri 25th March 2011

Time:   5 – 8 PM

Join us for a FREE tasting sessionn with the Glenfiddich ambassadors in the WHISKI bar. No need to book, just come along and sample the delicious Glenfiddich range of whiskies. Everyone who participates will be entered into a prize draw to win a distillery tour of Glenfiddich.

3rd Feb Whisky Dinner & Whisky Tasting

Our first whisky tasting of 2011 is on 3rd Feb 2011 and it will for sure be a fabulous evening with a delicious dinner and a hosted whisky tasting aswell as cocktails made using our fabulous feature whiskies, see details here and book online or in the bar. Spaces are strictly limited and dont forget we will have the fabulous Gorms playing live Scottish/Irish music from 10PM after our whisky tasting !

Whisky Tasting

 

WHISKY DINNER with WHISKY TASTING

Dates: Thursday 3rd February 2011
Time: 6:30 for a 7PM start
Cost: £25.00

Join us for our charity 3 course whisky dinner and tasting with a twist.

Hosted by Patsy Christie, Mixxit Manager at Maxxium UK, f

eaturing The Macallan Fine Oak 15, Highland Park 12 and Laphroaig Triple Wood single malt Scotch whisky neat and sampled in classic whisky cocktails. Charity auction of premium whisky on the night to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

 

STARTER

Chefs Soup of the Day
with crusty bread

MAIN COURSE

Scottish SALMON
with a WHISKY & ORANGE JUS 

Fresh Scottish Chicken breast
served with a Whisky & Mushroom Sauce

Award winning MacSweens Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

with our creamy Whisky Sauce

 

DESSERT

Whisky & Caramelised Walnut Cheesecake

 

Bookings now being taken via the website or in the bar