There's a line in Childish Gambino's 'Bonfire':
Vodka for my ladies, whiskey for a grown man.
Now, I am the last person to turn down a vodka tonic, but, in the spirit of breaking down gender barriers and feminism everywhere, I decided that this would be the year that I finally got to grips with whiskey.
I began, naturally, by raiding my Father's liquor cabinet. "Mmm" I thought as I felt a pleasant warmth spread out through my chest. "I see why the chaps have been keeping this to themselves." Irritatingly, my Father discovered my "testing" before I could properly continue my whiskey education.
Luckily, the kind chaps at The Singleton of Dufftown have created the ideal classroom for me to continue my drunken feminist quest. The Singleton of Dufftown, the makers of what many consider the 'the single best tasting single malt whiskey' have created, for 2 days only, The Singleton Taste Room- a room, which they believe, provides the perfect tasting environment.
They have asked renowned chef Mark Hix to create the perfect dish, the DJ Gilles Peterson to provide the perfect soundtrack, the designer Max Lamb is in charge of perfect chairs and other design features- in short, they have created, with attention to every sensory detail imaginable, the perfect place for anyone, novice or expert, to enjoy whiskey.
Oh- and it's free to enter, and they're handing out free glasses of Singleton whiskey.
Sometimes, just sometimes, it seems that the world genuinely cares about my own little projects. And whiskey, of course.
The SingletonTM Taste Room, 27th & 28th September 6pm - 9pm, FREE ENTRY, 33 Portland Place, London. W1B 1QE.