Wine & Spirits Tastings
Please see below for a list of forthcoming tastings at Hedonism Wines. If you have any questions or queries regarding any of the events listed below, please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing us or calling the store on +44 (0) 207 290 7871.
Chivas Ultis Masterclass
Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Max Warner
The history of Chivas Brothers stretches all the way back to 1801 when the family established & operated a luxury grocery store in Aberdeen's King Street. By the 1840s, the business was firmly established as one of Scotland's greatest purveyors of luxury provisions & began blending & bottling their own whisky around a decade later. These days, Chivas Regal is considered by many to be the benchmark when it comes to high quality, blended malt whisky.
Ultis is a blend of five different Speyside single malts, each one selected to honour a past or present Chivas Regal master blender. Drams were hand selected from distilleries Allt a-Bhainne, Braeval, Longmorn, Strathisla & Tormore before being blended, aged & bottled.
Guests at the tasting will have the opportunity to taste not only the final blend, but also the individual single malts from which it is composed. This is a fantastic chance for fans of Scottish whisky to get "behind the scenes" & enter the mind of the master blender.
Tickets for this event are £25.
Friday, 2nd June 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Muneki Matsumoto, Jennifer Docherty MW & Honami Matsumoto
Tosa brewery was founded in 1877 in the mountainous northern reaches of Japan's Kochi prefecture. For 139 years, the brewery has been producing high quality, handcrafted sake using the clear, soft water drawn from the local Yoshino river.
Hedonism Wines is excited to welcome Muneki Matsumoto to the store to co-present the tasting alongside Master of Wine Jennifer Docherty. Muneki is a 6th generation owner of Tosa brewery & will present each sake, explaining the production, history & profile of each brew.
Alongside a selection of cured meats, artisan bread & fine cheeses, guests will sample a number of different sakes from Tosa's Keigetsu range including Keigetsu Tokubetsu Junmai "Honour of Aikawa", Keigetsu Junmai Daiginjo "Dream Brew", Keigetsu Sparkling "John" & Keigetsu Yuzu.
Tickets for this fantastic event are £25.
Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Club
Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Hosted by Ed Cotton
Founded in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail have been independently bottling fine whiskies for over 115 years. Presently, this family-owned company boast a library of around 350 expressions from over 70 different distilleries.
Gordon & MacPhail's own Ed Cotton will present the tasting, guiding attendees through a flight a wonderful drams & discussing the various distilleries, vintages & bottlings on show.
Guests at this fantastic tasting will try a variety of different single malts from a range of distilleries including Highland Park 1989, Linkwood 15YO, Glentauchers 1996, Ardmore 1997, Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice & Ledaig 1999 Connoisseurs Choice.
Tickets for this event are £25, redeemable against any purchase of Gordon & MacPhail whiskies purchased on the evening of the tasting.
In Vino Verit'Art
Saturday, 10th June 2017, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Hosted by Stanislas Bourgain & Julien Le Doare
Hedonism Wines is delighted to announce an exciting evening of art & wine appreciation.
This unique encounter brings together Hedonism Wines & Paris-based Galerie Stanislas Bourgain & will feature 5 works of art from a selection of contemporary Russian & Ukranian artists. Each artwork to be displayed has been expertly matched with a different wine, including examples from Ridge Vineyards, Château d'Esclans, Castillo Perelada, Donelan Family Wines & Familia Nin-Ortiz.
Artists displaying works at this event are Diana Machulina, Vladimir Logutov, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Masha Shubina & Sacha Romashko. We are thrilled to welcome Stanislas Bourgain himself to Hedonism Wines to co-host the evening with our very own Julien Le Doare.
We hope you can join us for this exciting & engaging multisensory event which is sure to delight, intrigue & inspire.
Tickets for this event are £20.