A few weeks ago I did something really fun and different to the norm’, a whisky tasting on The London Eye with Vinopolis. Some people may say ‘is that the best combination Donna, drinking whisky in a capsule on The London Eye?’ And I would reply a most definite ‘Yes!’.
Firstly, I’ve only ever been on The London Eye during the daytime and if you get a clear day it really is a spectacular view over our great City of London. So to experience it at nighttime was truly magical, seeing everything lit up from above (a view you would only usually get a peek of when coming in to land at Heathrow) all twinkly and beautiful. All of our iconic London buildings; St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the Shard, Buckingham Palace – all so easy to spot just as well at nighttime as they would be during the day.
It was intimate group for the tasting, maybe just twenty of us and we were led through the massive queues of people waiting to board The London Eye too (yep, still mammoth queues even at nighttime) like VIPs. The tasting would last one hour, which are two revolutions og the Eye. We tried five Scotch whiskies: Bailie Nichol Jarvie , Auchentoshan, Aberlour, Dalwhinnie (my fave) and Laphroaig. And were talked through them by an expert from Vinopolis; the process of making whisky, where in Scotland these particular distilleries were; ingredients that gave each distinctive taste, learnt about single and blended whiskies, the age and flavours. Really interesting stuff.
Plus we drank them. Whisky isn’t my usual tipple but I figured how do you learn if you don’t try? Someone came around with a pipette of water so we could taste the difference with and without. Then before you know it the hour is up and we all rolled off The London Eye, slightly warmer and more pink of cheek than when we boarded.
A really fun, informative evening, definitely recommend.