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The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

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The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Eddie Ludlow » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:19 pm

Hi all,

I thought you might be interested in the above event taking place very soon!

After our successful festivals 'bringing whisky to the people' in York, Manchester, Newcastle and Brighton, we now feel the time is right to share the 'Whisky Love' with London.

I am therefore very proud to announce...

The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival
Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th May 2010
The Royal Horticultural Halls, Vincent Sq., London SW1
11-3pm, 4-8pm Saturday, 12-4pm Sunday
£20 per session


As always the cost of admission gets you...

- A free Glencairn Tasting Glass (worth £4)
- A Festival Guide
- 500ml bottle of spring water
- No voucher system. That's right, you are not charged a further amount to taste drams on the day
- No additional booking fee

Exhibitors so far include...

Inverhouse Distillers (Balblair, Old Pulteney)
Diageo (Classic malts, Rare malts, etc.)
Pernod Ricard (Aberlour, Chivas, Glenlivet, Scapa, Longmorn)
Morrison Bowmore (Bowmore, Suntory, Auchentoshen)
The Creative Whisky Co.
Gordon & MacPhail (and Benromach)
Berry Brothers & Rudd
Compass Box
Amrut Indian Whisky
Four Roses Bourbon
Arran Distillers
Tomatin

Masterclasses are to be added over the next week or so, so please keep checking by going to http://www.thewhiskylounge.com/events.aspx regularly. You can also follow my Twitts at http://www.twitter.com/TheWhiskyLounge and my facebook Whisky Festivals group http://tinyurl.com/y94hath.

10% 'Early Drammer' Discount
Until the 30th April, we are offering general entry tickets at only £18. This is extraordinary value so you better be quick as we are only offering this to the first 500 customers to book through the website.

Come and join the campaign to bring whisky to the people and the capital!
More news soon!

Slainte!
Eddie
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Maccy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:45 am

Hi Eddie - I enjoyed Brighton a lot so count me in.
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby breathecosse » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:58 pm

damn! thats the weekend i'm heading off on holiday.
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Maccy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:22 am

A couple of tickets booked for this. I'm looking forward to the early session on Saturday 15th.

Hope there is a good masterclass we can get into.
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Eddie Ludlow » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:10 pm

Hi all,

Just to let you know that we have moved to a new home and are going for a simpler, one session event.
The event details are therefore now...

The London Whisky Lounge Festival
Saturday 15th May 2010
The Hilton Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2BY
12-7pm

£18 per ticket

All of the same fantastic whisky experience as before but for a full day and at a new venue!

Masterclasses...

1.30-2.45pm
Cooley, Independent Ireland - Stephen Teeling, UK Ambassador, Cooley £8
Cooley is the only independent distiller in the whole of Ireland and therefore can and does do things quite differently to anyone else. This includes double-distilling, rather than the traditional triple, peating some of their whiskies and also experimenting with different cask types. Stephen, son of the founder and owner, speaks from experience and with a great deal of humour.

3-4.15pm
Distillers Editions - Colin Dunn, UK Malts Ambassador, Diageo£8
Colin, a long time supporter of The Whisky Lounge, has put together a tasting that is suitable for both novice and enthusiast. He will be taking you through a tasting of the 'Distillers Editions' of the Classic Malts, which include Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Cragganmore and Talsiker. Highly entertaining in style, Colin is a great source of knowledge and passion.

4.30-5.45pm
The 'Ultimalt' Tasting - Eddie Ludlow, Founder, The Whisky Lounge£35
Eddie will take you on a journey through six of his favourite whiskies of all time. Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste some of the finest whiskies that money can buy - along with one or two it can't! This session will be one to tell your grandchildren about in years to come! We're talking older Ardbeg, Brora, Macallan, etc...

Music
6pm-7pm
Tim Hain and Jamside Up (http://www.timhain.com)
One of London's best-loved blues/reggae artists plays us out with a lilting and groovesome set.

All in all a fantastic days play for only £18!
Fewer sessions means fewer tickets so get booking now!

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

Cheers,
Eddie
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:15 am

Hi everyone. An ever rarer post from yours truly. Nothing personal. Just too many songs to write and record, gigs to pursue, nappies to change, sleep to catch up on...

BUT you will notice that, thanks initially to the enthusiasm and promotion on my behalf of the hugely entertaining and knowledgable Colin Dunn, Diageo's ambassador and purveyor of fine malts, yours truly will be singing you home at the end of the "Ist London whisky Lounge Festival"!

Yes, that's me folks, "Tim Hain and Jamside Up." 8) 8)

So no excuses! I want to see y'all doing your best skank(those of you who can still stand) or your best drammed lurch when we play!

Dammit, I shall be there all day but since I'll be entertaining you my intake of the amber nectar will be severely curtailed!! :evil:

This event looks like great value, and hats off to Eddie, who sounds like a REAL enthusiast.

See you there!! :iwbrnt:
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Maccy » Thu May 06, 2010 6:18 pm

I know from The Whisky Lounge website that Eddie is actively looking for people to buy some tickets... so how about it. The Brighton event was very good.
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby ClubSmed » Thu May 06, 2010 9:15 pm

Maccy wrote:I know from The Whisky Lounge website that Eddie is actively looking for people to buy some tickets... so how about it. The Brighton event was very good.

I have already got my ticket and am looking forward to it!
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby ClubSmed » Fri May 07, 2010 8:08 pm

Is no-one else going? Would be nice to meet up with fellow forum members if anyone is...
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Maccy » Sat May 08, 2010 3:28 pm

I'll be there Clusmed - Hope to see you there.

Anyone else going?
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun May 09, 2010 3:30 am

Another plug from me! Do come!

If there's another thing i I love maybe even more than dramming, it's playing live music, and I'm much looking forward to playing at the event, a tie up engineered by Diageo ambassador Colin Dunn, who is a fan, and a great whisky presenter. Catch his masterclass if you can!

Just home from another great fun gig, sipping a Longrow CV...

See you there. Come and say hi...
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun May 09, 2010 3:33 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Another plug from me! Do come!

If there's another thing i I love maybe even more than dramming, :P it's playing live music, :shock: and I'm much looking forward to playing at the event. We have with us the legendary Alan Glen on harmonica. 8)

The gig was engineered by Diageo ambassador Colin Dunn, who is a fan, and a great whisky presenter. Catch his masterclass if you can! :D

Just home from another great fun gig, sipping a Longrow CV... :D :D

See you there. Come and say hi...
:iwbrnt:

Ok, so I'm in "smiley" heaven right now...
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun May 09, 2010 3:35 am

"Wi drammin...wi drammin...I hope you like drammin' too!"
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Maccy » Wed May 12, 2010 2:40 pm

I'm drammin Reggaeblues - Hope to see you on Saturday. Cheers.
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 13, 2010 2:20 pm

Yes, looking forward to it. Do come and say hi!

I'm doing a solo set at around 1pm, then the band will be on at 6... :D
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 13, 2010 2:22 pm

ClubSmed wrote:Is no-one else going? Would be nice to meet up with fellow forum members if anyone is...



I'll be there. With guitar. And sober...sadly! :twisted: Work to do...and another gig to drive to afterwards!!

Eddie has given me his blessing to take the samples i can't drink home in little bottles!! :iwbrnt:
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby ClubSmed » Thu May 13, 2010 10:19 pm

I am really looking forward to it, Eddies events are always spectacular!
I find it a little strange that more people from the forum have not posted that they are attending though, I would have thought more would. Maybe the geography of most poster puts them out of reach?
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Maccy » Sun May 16, 2010 5:06 pm

Dear Eddie,

Thanks for the exceptional day yesterday at the Whisky lounge - London Festival. I felt that the venue was very good, and though it was a bit busy around the tables at times, the atmostphere was excellent and the hosting by all absolutely brilliant.

I took a colleague who also had a great time at his first event and we both thoroughly enjoyed Colin Dunn's masterclass - especially when he got the bottle of Pedro Jimenez out to show us what it was that sometimes affects the wood.

My colleague had to go to bed as soon as he got home and his wife was not too impressed with me!

I'm sorry we good not stay for Reggaeblues late set but I really loved his opening set and it was good to meet him at the tasting.

Cheers. :thumbsup:
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 20, 2010 1:04 pm

Likewise! Sorry to to see more of y'all.

Hopefully we'll be playing some more of these. Eddie who put it on is a lovely guy and there was definitely a "generous " vibe in the air.

Eddie's not a bad picker himself you know!(Guitar strings as well as class whiskies!)

I couldn;t drink(much) as I had to drive straight to another gig...but I went home with a brace of samples in little bottles to be enjoyed later! :iwbrnt:

Thanks Eddie. Look forward to the next.
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Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 20, 2010 1:07 pm

Forgot to mention.

Dear Colin Dunn got his hands on my non-believer harmonica player and converted him on the spot!

Two drams. That's all it took - Dalwhinnie Oloroso followed by Lagavulin DE.

Poor bugger didn't stand a chance...
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