The Chesterfield Mayfair, located in the heart of London’s exclusive Mayfair district, is building on the success of its popular “Gin and Tonic Experience” by launching two brand new bar offerings – an interactive and informative “Whisky Nosing and Tasting Experience” and an all-new menu of exciting “Molecular Cocktails.” Served in the Chesterfield’s Terrace Bar, a congenial and intimate bar with an exclusive club-like setting, the two exciting new drink menus have been carefully curated by the Chesterfield’s team of resident mixologists to be enjoyed by both guests of the hotel and non-resident visitors.
The “Whisky Nosing and Tasting Experience“ guides whisky enthusiasts through a journey into the art of the master distiller. A choice of three different, specially crafted menus showcases the range of five whiskies available in the Terrace Bar collection. The flights, each comprising four 15ml measures of whiskies, are served on a special tasting tray made from the wood of original whisky barrels. The Chesterfield’s mixologists explain the subtle intricacies and history of each different whisky in an exploration for all the senses. Guests can choose from: Around the World, Scottish Adventure, and Macallan & Chocolate Pairing experiences.
Embracing science and technology, the Chesterfield mixologists are also presenting new ways to experience much-loved spirits with the introduction of seven “Molecular Cocktails.” Adapting the techniques of molecular gastronomy, these cocktails utilize methods such as spherification (the process of shaping a liquid into spheres) and the creation of foams and airs to create new textures, flavor combinations and striking presentations – all of which turn the drinking experience into something truly spectacular. Examples include the Eton Mess – an ice sphere that is hammered open to release vodka, cream and strawberry liqueur before mixing with strawberries and meringue – and the Sea Salt Air Margarita, comprising of tequila shaken with Cointreau and freshly squeezed lime juice with a salty foam topping.
The Whisky Nosing and Tasting Experiences start from $34 per person, while the Molecular Cocktail menu starts from $22.