Food & Drink — 10 April 2012
Unleash your dark side at whisky tasting, tales and treats combo

We like whisky. And we like experiences. So we were pretty excited about the combination of the two at what looks like a really intriguing evening being organised by Islay distillery Bowmore.

Magic Happens on the Darkest Nights combines storytelling, whisky-tasting, food and stargazing in a traditional Dickensian house near Liverpool Street station, which will be dimly lit by candles. As if that weren’t dark enough, throughout certain portions of the night, guests will be asked to wear blindfolds to enhance their focus on Bowmore’s 15 years old “darkest” whisky.

In-depth tastings with a distillery expert will be accompanied by sea shanties and tales throughout the evening, and guests can freshen up their astronomy knowledge with stargazing expert Gary Fildes, thanks to a 3D projection of the starry night sky. In addition, the Darkest Nights experience is partnering with Master Chocolatier, Paul Young, and pop-up culinary experts Hidden Dining to delight the palate with servings of rich hot chocolate and whisky-paired canapés.

As if that weren’t enough, there’s a treasure hunt of sorts, which will see visitors collect keys on their journey around the house. The keys will unlock the final room, the legendary Number 1 Vaults – the below sea level warehouses where the whiskies are laid to rest.

Magic Happens on the Darkest Nights
25-26 April

4 Princelet Street
E1 6QH 

Underground: Liverpool Street

Cost: £15 available here (Apr 25) and here (26 Apr)

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