This year, escape to a Highland hideaway in the heart of the city, as London’s favourite Scottish restaurant, Mac & Wild, announce the launch of their Shooting Range and Whisky Bar, located on the lower ground floor of their city restaurant, Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, just a 2-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.
Designed to bring two of Scotland’s favourite past-times to the heart of the city (…that’s whisky and shooting), and designed to satisfy beginners and professionals alike, Mac & Wild’s Shooting Range and Whisky Bar transports you to the Scottish Highlands, and offers something totally unique in the heart of the City.
Designed to make whisky more approachable, accessible, and fun, Mac & Wild have teamed up with whisky aficionado Blair Bowman to curate the whisky menu and events schedule whilst the team are also working closely with Monkey Shoulder and Glenfiddich to bring some unique and interesting serves to the bar. Whisky serves will include whisky slushies, a selection of whisky highballs and a daily ‘Whisky Happy Hour’ between 5pm – 7pm.
Serving up a winning combination of whisky (over 200 varieties) craft beer, Mac & Wild’s very own pre-bottled cocktails and a variety of Scottish snacks, the bar is the ideal location for evening drinks or an all-day Highland shindig. The bar open to all every Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm till late will serve up Mac & Wild foodie favourites including their Venison Scotch Eggs, Haggis Pops, Mac & Cheese and their award-winning Veni-Moo Burger alongside a wide selection of drinks.
The Whisky Bar will also host an array of experiential whisky experiences ‘Drams in the Dark’, as well as a series of monthly ‘Meat the Maker’ butchery events – showcasing the very best of Scotland’s producers and suppliers.
Set to transport guests to the heart of the Highlands, and following on from the success of their pop-up virtual ‘Gun Room’ earlier this year, the Shooting Range (located in the Whisky Bar) is kitted out with two virtual shooting lanes, each equipped with state-of-the-art virtual shooting systems and replica shotguns, and is perfect for those looking for a little something different to do in London.
The virtual Shooting Range lanes accommodate groups from 2 – 40 people (or more for exclusive hires) making it perfect for group gatherings, corporate outings, stags, hens, and for those looking to let off some steam from the hectic city life. Groups can dress upin the provided tweeds and hats, set up shooting competitions, and choose to shoot from a selection of targets including everything from clays and rabbits, pheasants, grouse, to deer, boars and bears. The Shooting Range lanes are available to book by the hour, Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm.
‘Drams In The Dark’
A highlight of the launch is the ‘Drams in the Dark’ whisky experiences – curated in partnership with Mac & Wild and renowned Scottish whisky connoisseur, author and consultant, Blair Bowman.
Beginning on 27th July 2018, and taking place every Friday and Saturday night, each masterclass will take guests on a multi-sensory experience in complete darkness, heightening the senses and flavours of each whisky.
The ‘Drams in the Dark’ experience commence with candlelit welcome drinks and a warm introduction from your tasting host. Guests take this time to relax and familiarise themselves with their surroundings. A gradual dimming of lights signals the beginning of the tasting experience itself before being plunged into total darkness. At this point your host takes over – inviting you to deepen your tasting experience by becoming submissive to your instantly heightened and deepened senses. Challenge yourself to the most intimate of whisky adventures!
Your host will guide guests through 4/5 delicious drams, with pairing canapes, encouraging the participant to delve deeper into the unique flavours, aromas and sensory experience each delicacy offers. Each dram is accompanied by some complementing canapés. The overall experience lasts approximately 1.5 hours with interaction welcome as the guests feel comfortable.
Blair Bowman says: “I’m really excited to be partnering with Mac & Wild with this series of events. Darkness and our senses have always been a potent concoction. Throw in a dram or two of whisky and you are instantly transported to new depths of palette and sensory euphoria!”
Tickets cost £40 and include pairing canapes. To book tickets to one of Mac & Wild’s ‘Drams in the Dark’ experiences please visit www.macandwild.com/drams-in-the-dark. For further detail or to book please visit www.macandwild.com or call 020 7367 0510