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JW Marriott Grosvenor House London Launches an Exquisite Bourbon Tasting Journey

From the Prohibition era to Park Lane, JW Steakhouse introduces the finest bourbon flights and a dinner pairing experience like no other.

With over 90 years of history, Grosvenor House is renowned to be a hotel of ‘firsts’ and continues to innovate with a new luxury bourbon tasting journey hosted at the JW Steakhouse at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Boasting a collection of over 300 rare, pre-Prohibition, single barrel, smooth bourbons – it must be the finest place in the city to enjoy such an experience which is set to redefine culinary experiences and add a touch of glamour to the local Mayfair dining scene.

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Guests are invited to embark on a sensory tasting experience with some of the rarest and most luxurious bourbons in the world, complemented by an authentically American menu designed by Head Chef, Robert Stephens.

Beginning with the ‘Tasting History’ flight, diners have the chance to taste a piece of history with an extremely rare 100-year-old bottled, pre-Prohibition bourbon which was distilled in 1916 and laid in a barrel until 1933, during which WW1 and the Prohibition had both been and gone- the only bottle of its kind in London.

For the more contemporary palate, guests can enjoy a firm favourite, the ‘WhistlePig Tasting’ flight, a whiskey voted as ‘world’s best whiskey’ and one that continues to push the boundaries of making and distilling.

The ‘Let’s Experiment’ flight is perfect for those who prefer the element of surprise, with a flight, consisting of eccentric recipes and barrel treatments that defines the bourbon’s taste and characteristics. This flight is a sensation to the senses and ensures each tasting is distinctly unique from the last.

Known as the father of bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle, is one of the world’s most highly sought-after whiskeys which can now be sampled on Park Lane. Legend has it, many bottles go into collections, never to be opened or seen again, until now. JW Steakhouse is offering guests the opportunity to sip and savour Pappy’s legacy with an exclusive flight of four tastings, including 13, 15, 20 and 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

All flights are paired with a mouth-watering à la carte or group dining menu option, featuring signatures such as fresh scallops, seafood platter and Angus rib eye steak served with irresistible mac n cheese or wild mushrooms, finishing the experience with the famous JW cheesecake.

For all bourbon enthusiasts, JW Steakhouse will also be extending four exclusive and private bourbon tastings with world renowned expert and founder of, Tom Fischer on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 7th December 2021. Diners will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to debate distilling methods, unearth secret stories and taste history with one of the most influential names in the whiskey and spirits industry.

Bourbon Flights:

Embrace Progress Flight starts from £260 per person.
Pappy Gate Flight starts from £410 per person.
Tasting History Flight starts from £545 per person.
Let’s Experiment Flight starts from £210 per person.
WhistlePig Respect Tradition starts from £260 per person.

Find Out More

JW Steakhouse’s Bourbon Dinner Tastings are available from 1st November until 31st March 2022.

The exclusive tastings with Tom Fischer are available on 1st, 4th, 7th and 9th December starting from £110 per person, for up to 12 guests.

Address:  86 Park Ln, London W1K 7TN