Johnnie Walker Princes Street, the eight-floor visitor attraction in Edinburgh, has unveiled its festive plans including a selection of food and drinks, and a collection of whiskies and whisky experiences for those looking to purchase gifts and celebrate with loved ones.
The menus across both rooftop bars have been given a festive makeover, with dishes including Glenkinchie infused hot smoked salmon with crab and seaweed aioli, or Lowlands baby beets and Lanark blue cheese salad, candied walnuts, plum & chicory lettuce with hay smoked roe deer loin.
A festive set menu featuring Christmas pudding and Johnnie Walker crème caramel is also available in the 1820 Bar, and a set menu for special occasions can be booked in the exclusive Blue Label dining area which includes fillet of Highland beef with haggis cannelloni and honey and thyme roasted root veg.
From a drinks perspective, the 1820 Bar adds “orange and caraway” and “cranberry and chestnut” to its offering which explores the world of flavour.
Those wiling away the festive hours in the Explorers’ Bothy can enjoy the likes of Vietnamese dressed oyster and crispy shallots, salt baked beetroot and orange tartare cones, beef cheek and truffle doughnuts or a vegetarian charcutier selection with handmade oatcakes, artisan biscuits & sourdough bread.
With such a great view of Edinburgh Castle from the rooftop bar, a ticket to the Johnnie Walker Hogmanay event will be a popular present this festive season.
Everyone ringing in the new year at this exclusive evening will be treated to live entertainment from jazz vocalist, Georgia Cécile, welcome drinks, an aperitif, selection of canapes, festive nibbles and a glass of champagne or a dram for when the clock strikes midnight.
Booking information will be released soon, follow Johnnie Walker Princes Street’s social channels for updates. Tickets will be £165 per person.
Johnnie Walker Princes Street offers a range of immersive experiences perfect for celebrating this festive season.
The flagship Journey of Flavour tour can accommodate up to 22 guests, making it ideal for celebrating with friends, family, or work colleagues.
The full sensory tour is a 90-minute exploration of taste which includes three personalised whisky drinks.
For the whisky connoisseur, look no further than Casks of Discovery in the venue’s underground Whisky Makers’ Cellar.
Here, guests explore the art of blending and taste whiskies live blended to Johnnie Walker Master Makers’ recipes.
They’ll also have the chance to savour exclusive single malt, single grain and experimental whiskies drawn straight from the cask.
For those looking to take home a gift for someone special, the ground floor retail space boasts an extensive collection of both blended and single malt whiskies to suit all tastes and budgets.
The store also has a number of exclusive items which cannot be purchased anywhere else, including the fill your own Johnnie Walker Princes Street blend, now in its winter edition.
The whisky has notes of butterscotch, tablet and creamy toffee, and there is a bespoke laser engraving and gift-wrapping service available to add that extra special touch.
The Johnnie Walker Black Label Princes Street edition is another exclusive, with customisable gift tags available for all bottles.
The store also carries a wide selection of Johnnie Walker merchandise including re-usable water bottles, clothing, glassware and more.
Stocking fillers like crackers, socks, hats, notebooks and whisky stones are all on offer, as are advent calendars.
Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Johnnie Walker Princes Street, said: “We’re delighted to reveal our festive menu and plans for the season.
"The team has done a wonderful job developing the food, drink and experiences we’ve got planned, making Johnnie Walker Princes Street a must visit destination in December.
"We’ve enjoyed an incredible first couple of months since we opened our doors.
"The city of Edinburgh has welcomed us with open arms, and we’ve enjoyed every minute we’ve spent hosting our local, national and international guests. We look forward to celebrating with you all this festive season.”
To book and for more information visit the Johnnie Walker Princes Street website.
Food and drinks
1820 Bar festive set menu: £37.50pp
Blue Label Room private dining menu: £130pp
Journey of Flavour Tour: from £25pp
Casks of Discovery: from £95pp
Johnnie Walker Princes Street Bottle Your Own Winter Edition: £80
Johnnie Walker Black Label Princes Street Edition: £35
Johnnie Walker Black Label Icons 2.0 Edition: £31
Johnnie Walker Crackers: £15
Advent Calendars: £50