This week - 5th - 8th September - the Scottish Malt Whisky Society are opening their 'Pearl Dram' (great name) bar in Seven Dials, with special events planned every night. The Mother Shuckers (another great name) will be on hand to cover the oyster aspect. The special events are now sold out, I think (but check) but you can get into the bar to taste whisky and oysters without a ticket.
"The Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrates its 30th anniversary and new oyster season with pop-up whisky and oyster bar in London
The start of Britain’s native oyster season on Sunday 1st September coincides with the 30th anniversary celebrations of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. To celebrate these two auspicious events, the Society has joined forces with oyster mixologists, The Mother Shuckers, to open The Pearl Dram Whisky and Oyster Bar in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th September.
The Pearl Dram Whisky and Oyster Bar will offer a truly shucking sensory adventure, celebrating rich maritime flavours by carefully selecting and pairing combinations, such as salty oysters with a smoky whisky and creamy, nuttier oysters with a lighter, floral dram. Guests will indulge in beautifully matched oyster and whisky pairings and discover how the complex flavours of the Society’s whiskies can combine with the characteristics of the different varieties of oysters.
The Pearl Dram Whisky and Oyster Bar will debunk the myth of pairing brown spirits with this prized delicacy in spectacular fashion, while special events will also be staged at the pop-up each day. The line-up includes the Experimental Cocktail Club holding a tailored cocktail session, Telegraph columnist and former editor of The Erotic Review, Rowan Pelling exploring the stories behind oysters as aphrodisiacs, and pearl expert Juliana Landmann divulging everything you need to know about pearls.
The pop-up will be staged at 53 Monmouth Street in Seven Dials, Covent Garden with the venue transformed into a swashbuckling maritime bar. Spread across two floors and complete with a whisky and oyster bar, guests will also enjoy whisky tutorials and oyster shucking demonstrations with the resident experts throughout the pop-up.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was established in 1983 and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. A members-only whisky club and bottler, with 26,000 members, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has private members bars in Edinburgh and London and branches in 19 countries worldwide. The Mother Shuckers take oyster addiction to the next level, regularly holding tastings where they expertly pair drinks with exceptional oysters."
When - Thurs 5th - Sun 8th September
Special events -
Thursday 5th @ 7pm - Pearl wisdom with Juliana Landmann
Friday 6th @ 7pm – The food of love: oysters & aphrodisiacs with Rowan Pelling
Saturday 7th @ 5pm – Mixology and molluscs with The Experimental Cocktail Club
Where - 53 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9DG
Tickets - Entry to the events is free. Places are limited to two per person – to apply for places, email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which event you would like to attend.
Link 1 - SMWS
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