Friday, 2 May 2014

The London Whisky Weekender near Bethnal Green

This May The London Whisky Weekender festival hits Oval Space near Bethnal Green.  Lots of whiskys to enjoy - see list below - organised by Oval Space with esteemed whisky events company The Whisky Lounge.  Don't worry if you aren't that much of an aficionado already - it's designed for seasoned whisky fans and newcomers alike.

"The festival boasts some of the best-known names in whisky, accompanied by a whole host of small, craft distillers from Scotland, Ireland, India, the USA to sample. 
Featured whiskies include:
Johnnie Walker, Jameson, Macallan, Glenlivet, Talisker, Chivas Regal, Lagavulin, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Highland Park, Balblair, Kilchoman, Aberlour, Longmorn, Black Botle, Ancnoc, Ron Diplomatco, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Auchentoshan, Glen Garioch, Elements of Islay, Old Pulteney, Paul John, Tweeddale, That Boutque-y Whisky Co., Rock Town & Belfast Distllery 
From exclusive tastings of rare pre-World War Two whiskies on our rooftop overlooking one of the last remaining Blitz 
sites in London; an East End whisky cocktail bar curated by Molecular cocktail specialist Lounge Bohemia on Oval Space’s terrace; Jameson takeover of the neighbouring The Pickle Factory featuring pickleback shots, live music and BBQ through to street food pop-ups on the The Oval. There’s plenty going on to occupy connoisseurs as well as those making their first forays into whisky.
The London Whisky Weekender invites visitors to delve deeper into the history and production of this sophisticated spirit. 
Here’s what each session tcket includes:
The opportunity to sample Whiskies from over 20 distilleries bringing over 120 varieties of whisky at no further cost 
(although your liver might be grateful if you sample in moderation)
Free branded tasting glass
The London Whisky Weekender Festival Guide, with extensive tasting notes and distillery guides
Access to our very own 'East End Boozer' with whisky cocktails
Access to Jameson takeover of The Pickle Factory complete with picklebacks, live music and a all-day BBQ
Plus the chance to take part in (at extra cost)
Blitz Whisky Terrace (Sampling pre-1945 whiskies on our unique terrace overlooking one of the last remaining Blitz sites in London)
Under The Counter Drams Special whiskies at selected stands can be sampled in exchange for a token that can be bought separately.
Special workshops and classes for a more intimate and detailed look at selected distilleries and whiskies including tastings from the likes of Laphroaig and Talisker."

When - Fri 16th - Sun 18th May
FRI EVE 19:00 - 00:00
SAT DAY 12:00 - 17:00
SAT EVE 19:00 - 00:00
SUN DAY 13:00 - 18:00

Where - Oval Space, 32 The Oval, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E2 9DT

Tickets - £25 (Sunday £20) per session from here


Link - The London Whisky Festival on Facebook

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