What is the perfect whisky tasting environment? This is what The Singleton Taste Room answered last week. Tastemakers from the worlds of art, food, fashion and design helped to curate ‘the perfect whisky environment’ at 33 Portland Place, the historic building in Marylebone that also provided the set for the feature film, The King’s Speech.
Guests drank The Singleton of Dufftown, a 12 year old single malt whisky distilled in Speyside, regarded by many as the single best tasting single malt whisky in the world.
Mark Hix supplied the food, and treated guests to: Veal Heaven & Earth, Strathdon Blue & Plum and Blackberry Cranachan. Gilles Peterson created the perfect playlist, and Max Lamb created the perfect chair.
Many other people assisted in curating the installation, including Dominic Wilcox, who sourced Sebastian Bergne designed glasses (perfect for swirling your Singleton) as well as including some of his own amazing creations, artist Jennifer Louise Martin added her beautiful painting, “Paralysed by Perfection II” which stood out in the corner of the room. Mark Hix also donated his Vintage Bar Billiards, which kept guests entertained.
Wednesday 26th was the launch night and guests included: Mark Hix, Gilles Peterson, Daniel Poole, Sam Bompas, Dominic Wilcox, The Staves, Rebecca Seal and filmmaker Corin Hardy.
The Singleton Taste Room was open to consumers on Thursday and Friday, and many joined in the fun at 33 Portland Place to experience the perfect whisky tasting environment and their glass of The Singleton.