Events / Food & Drink

Talisker Whisky x Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Sweeney store in Covent Garden. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Made By the Sea

It’s London Food Month! That time of the year when I eat my body weight in oysters and premium spirits. *no regrets* It’s crazy but so worth it!

On Tuesday evening, I stopped by Oliver Sweeney’s Covent Garden branch with my friend Stuart Honey, Head of Markering at  LGBT+ event ticketing platform Outsavvy. We had the opportunity to explore Oliver Sweeney’s SS17 collection and experience their unique collaboration with Talisker – a single malt Scotch Whisky distillery.

The luxury British menswear designer Oliver Sweeney partnered with Talisker Whisky to celebrate their achievements in quality and craftsmanship. Oliver Sweeney’s CEO, Tim Cooper, wowed us by announcing the release of the “Made By the Seagift box. Designed with the adventurer in mind, their limited edition boots feature a uniquely positioned pocket to hold a small stainless steel hipflask. The boots are presented in a solid oak box alongside Talisker’s signature 10-year-old whisky bottle. Perfect for Father’s Day!

Oliver Sweeney store in Covent Garden. Talisker Scotch Whisky and Oysters by Oystermen. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Oliver Sweeney store in Covent Garden. Oysters by Oystermen. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

An unexpected twist.

Later in the evening, we’ve been given a “How to Taste Whisky” demonstration by Talisker Whisky brand ambassador David Sinclair. Talisker’s infamous 10-year-old Scotch Whisky is known for its sea-salt flavour, which gives a smooth but smoky finish. David hinted that there was no Tabasco or spices on the tasting tables but for all the right reasons. They promised us to give an unexpected twist to this tasting experience. Intrigued!

After the presentation, we shimmied our way to three tasting tables. Each table has been paired with the finest oysters provided by Oystermen. This is a new Oyster Bar opening shortly, across the street. As you can imagine, I was like a kid in a candy store! It was really hard for me to pick just one favourite. However, the way I consume oysters has now changed forever. Who needs spices when you can enrich your pallet with a smooth 10-year old Talisker Scotch Whisky?! *becomes whisky drinker instantly*

Oliver Sweeney store in Covent Garden. Made by the Sea limited edition boots and Talisker Scotch Whisky. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.