Seven Islands Vintage Parliament Drinks ReceptionWords: Matei Rosca
The evening of Thursday the 5th of July was special for Here and Now 365, as we organised a glamorous event in the Jubilee room, at The Houses of Parliament – to celebrate Seven Islands Vintage, a new brand of premium single malt Scotch whisky.
The night started with London based South Asian dance organisation Akademi putting up a wonderful act in the history-filled Westminster Hall, as part of the Arts in Parliament initiative to bring unique programmes to the Houses of Parliament in honour of the Olympic Games.
The exclusivist invite-only drinks reception took place after the Akademi performance, sponsored by Seven Islands. After the superb dance show in the Westminster Hall, during which the troupe have outdone themselves in moves and swings, the guests moved in the Jubilee Room for tasting the exquisitely rich single malt in combination with a finely prepared Indian gourmet buffet.
A whisky sommelier helped profanes find their inner connoisseur, backed by a Scotsman in full traditional outfit playing the bagpipes, as it is customary around large quantities of fine Scotch. We also took some pictures for our blog readers who were not on the exclusive guest list last night, to make them jealous and draw their attention to the new brand of luxury single malt.
Anand P Nair, Chairman of Ryan 50 Scotland Ltd, owner of the Seven Islands brand, said:“Furthering our legacy as global patrons of art, we are extremely happy to support Akademi and Arts in Parliament in their celebration of the Olympic Games in London. The showcase of contemporary British Indian dance – Maaya a performance – is, as our drink, a fusion between India and the UK. Forming these connections between the world and the UK is in the very spirit of the Games.”
After a few hours of relentless tasting we have fully reached the 7th level of our human consciousness – Bliss, but continued our journey of the senses just the same, because it’s not every day that we are able to have a go at an open bar full of sumptuously priced whisky.