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Whisky Tasting at Fortnums and Dinner at Brasserie Zedel

Posted on 2013/11/02 16:45:07 (November 2013).

[Thursday 31st October 2013]
Al had arranged for us to go along to a Bowmore tasting being held at Fortnum and Mason this evening. I left the office just after 6 with Andrew, and we walked from there to St. James's, where we stopped off at the Red Lion on Duke of York Street for a pint and a chinwag.

Not sure I actually massively enjoyed the whisky tasting itself, Bowmore is usually relatively unpeated for an Islay malt, and the four we tried this evening were no exception. I actually made use of the spitoon, which rarely sees much service at whisky tastings in my experience. Still, it got everyone in a jovial mood, and our group proceeded from there to Brasserie Zedel for dinner and a few more drinks beneath its art deco splendour. The food as before was at best adequate, but the interior makes up for it. We also enjoyed a superbly pomaceous bottle of Bollinger 2004. Finished off the evening with a quick cocktail in the Bar Americain, where I left my umbrella (fear not, I phoned the next day and they found it for me).

Comment 1

Perhaps you should investigate the use of a Google tracking or homing device on your umbrellas.

Posted by John's Mum at 2013/11/03 10:37:49.

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