We have just returned from a fantastic two days at Imbibe Live, 3rd-4th July at Kensington Olympia. The Pol Roger Portfolio stand showcased Single Malts from Glenfarclas and Kilchoman and Cognac from Thomas Hine & Co.
Our stand paid homage to the traditional British village fete, set on vivid green grass, lined with picket fencing and adorned with bunting. The highlight of the fete theme was a ‘Hoopla’ stand, where attendees could try their luck at successfully ‘hooping’ a bottle of Glenfarclas ‘105’ cask strength, Kilchoman Machir Bay and ‘H’ by Hine, the ultimate cocktail making collection. The competition proved to be very popular, and very challenging, with only 2 people winning the loot!
With Glenfarclas we had partnered with Black Rock who generously shared a cocktail recipe called Lock and Fly, using ‘105’ Cask strength. With Kilchoman we worked with Wandering Whisky who allowed us to showcase their recipe for an Earl Grey Old Fashioned using Machir Bay. Finally, we sated many thirsts with a Jarnac Summer Punch from Hine, with the tropical flavours of pineapple, coconut and lime, marrying beautifully with ‘H’ by Hine.
We also had core products from each of the brands, from the iconic Glenfarclas 21YO, to Kilchoman 100% Islay to Hine Domaine Bonneuil 2006.
We were joined by Champagne Pol Roger Brand Ambassador, Axel Gillery, who hosted a Masterclass for 20 leading Sommeliers, showcasing a flight of Pol Roger Brut Vintages dating back to 1999 up to the most recent release, the much lauded Brut Vintage 2008.
It was a fantastic exhibition and a great opportunity to see lots of familiar faces and meet many new ones, we look forward to returning in 2018.