The Fox Hole, like a fox hole, is unpretentious, cosy and snug as.
Once inside though, visitors to The Fox Hole will find a world of liquor open up before them. With over 100 gins and close to 50 whiskies on the shelves behind the bar, plus more spirits to imbibe, there’s plenty to choose from. The men and women pouring drinks are more than happy to oblige.
But not only are these people experts in the drinks they serve, they are also passionate about where these fine tipples come from. And having amassed more than 50 years of experience between them, they have stories to tell, full of surprises, and the best part is that they want to share these yarns with you.
The homeland. The birthplace. Where it all began.
On this scotch-tasting experience, The Fox Hole’s storytellers—that’s what they call their experience guides/bartenders—will lead you on a whirlwind tour of the six scotch-making regions of Scotland. From the Highlands, Speyside, and the Lowlands, you will traverse the country to include the smaller regions of Campbeltown, Islay and the Islands.
If six scotches are not enough, then you can one-up your deep dive into the history of scotch, its fermentation and distilling processes as well as its varieties (are you sipping on a single malt, or is it a blend?) by rounding out your experience with a Scotch Whisky cocktail. It ain’t neat, but it sure will be tasty.
Over the course of the 90-minute journey, enthusiasts of the water of life will also enjoy three canapés which will be selected on the day to pair perfectly with the scotch you are drinking. Although the scotch exploration can be enjoyed on your own, the experience has been designed for two. So, grab your scotch buddy and travel the land of the brave one scotch at a time.
For availability (most days of the week) and tickets, see here.
Ticket price is $90.
It began in Scotland, but whisky has travelled the world and found homes in the hearts of millions who have then gone on to distill their own whisky creations. From emulating the originators, many have surpassed the best to be crowned champions—most notably from Japan.
Japanese Whisky, though, is not anything new. The oldest Japanese Whisky distiller, Suntory, will hit a century in just a few years, which, in other words, means there is plenty to talk about and a great place to talk about Japanese whisky is at The Fox Hole.
On this whisky tasting experience, explorers of the Land of the rising sun will sample six Japanese whiskies and hear of the differing styles, distinct flavours and the struggles of making whisky away from the homeland. To complete the 90-minute trip, you’ll also get snacks, mixers and a canapé.
Discover the wonderful world of Japanese whisky here.
Ticket price is $90.
Gin is in its glorious element and, lately, it’s the beginning of many a fantastic day or night (or both).
With access to tonics and garnishes (and palate cleansers, too), your gin exploration will take you on a journey through all the gins—their types, not every bottle. As you drink your way through seven gins, your storyteller will walk you through the history of this famous spirit as well as the stories of those who have inspired it to reach great heights.
Now that you know there’s more to gin than just gin and tonic, you can complete your two-hour voyage with a British-inspired canapé. And to really immerse yourself in gin, make your final stop a gin cocktail.
Let the fun and the stories begin here.
Ticket price is $90.
When tea is just not enough and you’ve got a friend you need to have a chat with, The Fox Hole’s Gin High Tea is the perfect plan for you.
Choose from one of four gin teapots (Cornish punch, English garden, Pimm’s No.1, or Rosemary lemonade) and sit back to babble as the staff brings out a selection of sweet and savoury bites from the kitchen. From finger sandwiches to pork and fennel sausage rolls as well as scones and dark chocolate brownies, you’ll be snacking and sipping until your teapot is drained and your tiered stand is full of crumbs.
The Fox Hole’s Gin High Tea is made to be shared between two and only available on Saturdays. Seatings are at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, ergo high tea for lunch. Sounds like our cup of…
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Tickets for two people are priced at $150.