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The Balvenie Whisky Fête

Tavistock Square, London - 13th - 15th June 2013

We are delighted to announce the staging of The Balvenie Whisky Fête in a lovingly recreated cooperage comprising two handcrafted stave domes and a bothy. It will be held in Tavistock Square, London WC1H from 13th - 15th June. So drop by and experience something special.

The Balvenie Bar

Each day from 12pm, The Balvenie bar will be open. Here you'll be able to meet The Balvenie team including our UK Ambassador, Dr Andrew Forrester, Global Ambassador, Sam Simmons and Malt Master, David Stewart. And naturally, you'll have an opportunity to sample a selection from The Balvenie range.

Cooperage Displays

In addition, some of our skilled coopers will demonstrate the art of cask making by taking you through every step of this skilled and age-old process. These displays will run throughout our time in London.

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Meet the Maker talks

In conjunction with The Balvenie Masters of Craft we're delighted to have two of this year's judges with us to talk about their respective areas of craftsmanship: Giles Ellis, creator and owner of the Schofield Watch Company, and Natalie Melton, Co-Founder of The New Craftsmen. They'll be joined by Mark Henderson, Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes.

These are bookable events. Tickets are £15.

Tales from The Row – a talk given by Mark Henderson, Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes

If there is one street in the world that is synonymous with the very highest standards of craftsmanship it is Savile Row. Standing proudly at No. 1 Savile Row is Gieves & Hawkes, quite possibly the most iconic name in British tailoring. Mark Henderson, Chairman of this 450 year old company will explain what Savile Row stands for and how after centuries the quality of its output remains intact.

Thursday 13th June 7pm – 9pm

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My Way – a talk given by Giles Ellis, designer and founder of the Schofield Watch Company

As a designer with a fine eye for detail, Giles could never find a watch that met his own design criteria. His solution was to create his own. It took him three years, but today the Schofield Watch Company is the perfect example of a successful British brand that has at its core a rigid design ethos that doesn't flinch when it comes to quality materials and practices.

Friday 14th June 7pm - 9pm

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It Needs to Sell – An evening of craft with Natalie Melton, Director of The New Craftsmen

The New Craftsmen is a retail business founded in 2012 to promote, sell and champion some of the finest craft products available in the UK. As the group's Director, Natalie Melton will be talking about the importance of British craftsmanship, and will introduce a couple of this country's outstanding craftspeople in person: figures who are making waves in Britain's burgeoning creative community.

Saturday 15th June 5pm – 7pm

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Private Tastings for Warehouse 24 members only

As a Warehouse 24 member, you have an opportunity to attend one of the free daily private tastings with either UK Ambassador, Dr Andrew Forrester, Global Ambassador, Sam Simmons, or Malt Master, David Stewart. Most importantly, you'll have a chance to sample something rather special pulled from the cask with The Balvenie Dipping Dog.

Though these private tastings are free for our Warehouse 24 members, each session is limited to just 18 people, so booking in advance is essential.

Dates and times for our private tastings are as follows:

Thursday 13th June 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Friday 14th June 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Saturday 15th June 12.30pm – 1.30pm
2pm – 3pm
3.30pm – 4.30pm

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Whisky, a man's world...
or is it?

Whisky has moved on from the days of gentleman's clubs and out from the exclusive prevail of men sitting around a fire. At this bespoke Balvenie Fête session, Miss Whisky writer Alwynne Gwilt, busts the myth that Whisky is only for the boys - showcasing that there really is a Whisky out there for everyone.

Sharing stories, information and of course - a few drams - Alwynne will demonstrate the diversity of the category and will help you find your perfect Whisky.

This is a bookable event. Tickets are £15.

Saturday 15th June 3pm – 5pm

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