Category Archives: whisky tasting

Botanist Holiday Martini Hour – Sat Dec 11th-3pm

Join us for a lovely afternoon session and put the holiday gift buying on hold…….
The Botanist Holiday Martini Hour promises to be THE way to spend an afternoon skiving off
Put the Xmas presents on hold and leave with a bottle of batched cocktail instead.
It will make you the bestest party host this season.

We start off with some appetizers and a welcome martini for everyone!
Then the REAL fun begins – each guest will batch their 750ml bottle of cocktail for the holiday season. (see menu below for choices).
No experience necessary – we promise to show you all the tricks needed to leave with a sensational bottle of Holiday cheer.
You will be the envy of all your friends this season!


Specialty Martini Menu

The Botanist Classic Martini (Botanist, dry vermouth, lemon twist)

The Botanist 50/50 (Botanist, dry vermouth, orange bitters)

Botanist Holiday Martini (Botanist, dry vermouth, cranberries & rosemary)

Octomore release party – DRAMnight Fri Nov 19th

A glorious night of new whisky from the acclaimed Islay distillery Bruichladdich. Taste all three Octomore 12 series release and Black Art.

This superlative Bruichladdich line up offers a chance to taste all three Octomore releases in one sitting as well as the sumptuous Black Art.

This is strictly limited to just 16 guests. Snacks provided. Chat encouraged and vibes guaranteed. We are joined by brand ambassador Jason Cousins along with Haven owner Jason Waddleton.

The Octomore 12 line up in general is five years old, heavily peated and bottled at cask strength. As with previous editions, the 12.1 acts as the base or control of the experimental range.

12.2 offers what’s described by the brand as an alternative maturation to its .1 counterpart, this time in a sublimely balanced ex-Sauternes cask profile.

12.3 explores Islay grown barley and the terroir of the distiller’s home-grown grain combined with sherry maturation for the first time in history.

Black Art is an ongoing series of limited-edition releases from Bruichladdich—that much we know. Beyond that, and the ages of the whiskies, we don’t know a whole lot. And that’s how its master distillers (Jim McEwan, who was succeeded by Adam Hannett) want it. Nothing is revealed of how these whiskies were matured or in what kind of casks they were finished. What matters, they say, is how they taste. And this eighth edition of Black Art tastes delicious.

Haven owner had this to say of the night.

“This is taking Dram night to a different level and we are excited to get the series going again. Jason Cousins is joining us for the launch of this impeccable and hard to find spirit. The Rolls Royce of peated whisky without doubt – exquisite”

November 19th – 9pm