Mac & Wild launches Shooting Range and Whisky Bar

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Mac & Wild is launching a new Shooting Range and Whisky Bar, located on the lower ground floor of their London restaurant Mac & Wild Devonshire Square

Designed to bring two of Scotland’s favourite past-times to the heart of the city, Mac & Wild’s Shooting Range and Whisky Bar aims to transport customers to the Scottish Highlands.

The Whisky Bar is designed to make whisky more approachable, accessible, and fun.

Mac & Wild have teamed up with whisky aficionado Blair Bowman to curate the whisky menu and events schedule while the team are also working closely with Monkey Shoulder and Glenfiddich to bring some unique and interesting serves to the bar.

Whisky serves will include whisky slushies, a selection of whisky highballs and a daily ‘Whisky Happy Hour’ between 5pm-7pm.

Serving up a combination of whisky (over 200 varieties) craft beer, Mac & Wild’s very own pre-bottled cocktails and a variety of Scottish snacks, the bar will be open to all Tuesday – Saturday.

Venison Scotch Eggs, Haggis Pops, Mac & Cheese and Mac & Wild’s award-winning Veni-Moo Burger are examples from the bar’s food menu.

The city bar will also host an array of experiential whisky experiences ‘Drams in the Dark’, as well as a series of monthly ‘Meat the Maker’ butchery events – showcasing the very best of Scotland’s producers and suppliers.

Following on from the success of their pop-up virtual ‘Gun Room’ earlier this year, the Shooting Range, which is located in the Whisky Bar, is kitted out with two virtual shooting lanes, each equipped with state-of-the-art virtual shooting systems and replica shotguns.

Groups can dress up in the provided tweeds and hats, set up shooting competitions, and choose to shoot from a selection of targets including everything from clays and rabbits, pheasants, grouse, to deer, boars and bears. The Shooting Range lanes are available to book by the hour.

A highlight of the launch is the ‘Drams in the Dark’ whisky experiences, curated in partnership with Mac & Wild and Scottish whisky connoisseur, author and consultant, Blair Bowman.

Beginning on 27 July and taking place every Friday and Saturday night, each masterclass will take guests on a multi-sensory experience in complete darkness, heightening the senses and flavours of each whisky.

The host will guide guests through four to five drams, with pairing canapés, encouraging the participant to delve deeper into the unique flavours, aromas and sensory experience each whisky delicacy offers. The overall experience lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Blair Bowman said: “I’m really excited to be partnering with Mac & Wild with this series of events. Darkness and our senses have always been a potent concoction. Throw in a dram or two of whisky and you are instantly transported to new depths of palette and sensory euphoria!”

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