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An intro to mixology.

Whisky tastings with a difference

Whisky has always been a passion of ours, so much so that we wanted to have our own as well as building a collection of some of our favourites from around the world. We also have a passion for cocktails here at Kenton Park Estate, one of the highlights of the year is opening up the bar for our Friday night pizza and cocktails! 

We thought why not incorporate our passion for cocktails with our tours using the fantastic products we have and learning to make some of our absolute favourites that we serve in the Motley Cru Bar... Whisky based cocktails often do not get the plaudits they deserve and are severely overlooked, let us change that!

£65 per person.

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Kenton Park Estate XII

A brilliant entry to Highland Whisky.

We will dive into the beautiful world of whisky. you can't think of whisky without thinking about Scotch. We'll try whiskies from all the main regions of Scotland starting with our very own 12 year old whisky showcasing the flavour profiles of the Highlands. There's a vast library of flavours to cover here and you'll have the chance to sample some of the very best! All in the comfort of our stunning barrel room with a relaxed candlelit ambience. 

A World of Whisky

From Scotland to Japan, there's so much to explore.

You'll also have the opportunity to sample whiskies from all over the globe, Irish, Bourbon, Japanese whisky. We've curated a collection to settle all of your intrigue. You can enjoy these neat or with a cocktail of your choice made for you. 

One of our unique offerings is the absolutely delicious warm salted pretzels to be enjoyed in the comfort of an armchair with a dram of whisky.

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Mixology

Time to do whisky based cocktails the justice they deserve. 

Now for the fun part, using our whisky, you'll learn how to make some of our absolute favourite whisky cocktails that we serve here in the Motley Cru Bar. 

You'll learn the principles of mixology, combining ingredients to create a good cocktail, the basics of cocktail preparation, using several different techniques and you'll even learn a little flair bartending, which is always fun to watch, cocktail shakers and ice being thrown around never fails to amuse.

A few examples:

Motley Cru Cocktails

Blue Blazer 

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Kenton Park Estate XII

  • 3/4 oz Cointreau

  • 1/2 oz Overproof Rum

  • 5 Sugar cubes

  • 4 oz Hot water

Motley Cru Cocktails

Penicillin 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Hibikki Harmony Whisky

  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon Juice

  • 3/4 oz Ginger/Honey syrup

  • 2 bar spoon Islay Scotch.

Here's a little taster