Matt from TWE Vinopolis has asked me to give you all a quick heads up on a night of organoleptic delights occurring at Vinopolis for Burns Night. I believe the Monday is now sold out, but there are still tickets available for the Thursday tasting with a well-known whisky pro as guest speaker leading the tasting.
Here’s Matt’s message:
Happy New Year (yeah, we know we’re the last but we’ve been REEEAAALLLLLY busy!). At the time of writing we’re just in the process of setting up our tasting evenings for 2009, but to prevent the withdrawal symptoms from becoming too intense we’ve ‘piggy-backed’ onto the Vinopolis Burns Night(s). On Thursday 22nd and Monday 26th January the events team at Vinopolis are holding evenings to celebrate the ‘official’ birthday of Robert Burns. The events will consist of a tasting of 6 whiskies from around the regions of Scotland, followed by the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties (and more whisky).
The good news is that the Thursday evening will be conducted by a truly professional whisky presenter who has carried out evenings for The Whisky Exchange in the past, whereas the poor victims on the Monday will be subjected to the misguided ramblings of Duncan, Matt, Alex and (if we can persuade him to tread the boards for the very first time) Chris. With this in mind we’ve let Vinopolis sell most of the Monday places before we’ve dropped that horrific bombshell / advertised it to you guys on our mailing list. The whiskies will include Bladnoch 15yo, Blair Athol 12yo, Highland Park 12yo, Clynelish 14yo and a couple of others (so we’re not just punting through the usual suspects).
The cost of places is £49 and they can be booked directly through Vinopolis on 020 7940 8300 or via their website http://www.vinopolis.co.uk/1503.php
PLEASE DON’T TRY TO BOOK PLACES THROUGH US, AS IT IS ENTIRELY DOWN THE VINOPOLIS TICKET OFFICE!
As you’d probably expect, we’ll be in touch again as soon as we’ve got dates finalised for our own tastings
Looking forward to seeing you in ‘09
The Whisky Exchange
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