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Jim Murray: Highly acclaimed whisky connoisseur offers exclusive blind tasting at Sofitel Mumbai

Jim Murray, the highly acclaimed whisky connoisseur

The Mumbaikar’s have one more reason to cheer Jim Murray, the highly acclaimed whisky connoisseur, world’s leading whisky critic and author of ‘The Whisky Bible’, he is on a two-city tour of India. Sofitel Mumbai is hosting him for two days for exclusive blind tastings in Mumbai on the 15th & 16th of May, 2019. Thereafter he will move to Delhi to showcase his talent on the 17th & 18th.

The grand evening will be hosted at the Grand Salon Ballroom at the French luxury hotel, as its culinary team curates’ exotic delicacies such as Chicken Liver Pâté in Gougères, Duck Confit Croquettas with Smoked Aioli, Braised Pork Tacos, Wild Mushroom Risotto and more to be paired with fine spirits.

The Grand Salon Ballroom at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, said, “We are delighted to welcome the authentic culture of whisky to the country, through our association with Jim Murray and All Things Nice by Nikhil Agarwal. Sofitel Mumbai BKC has an award-winning whisky collection that has been recognised for its outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies from around the world. It boasts of a wide selection of single malts and nine rare malts that are aged between 21 and 58 years. As the city’s only French luxury 5-star destination, we look forward to offering our guests with an experience of tasting a fine repertoire of whiskies and exploring elite and unique notes of flavours.”

Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal on Jim Murray’s visit to India: ‘Bringing Jim Murray to India is a true pleasure because we get to share his expertise and passion for whisky with our members and partners who are whisky aficionados themselves. These unique events with Jim Murray fulfil our endeavour to propel consumption and understanding of high-quality whisky in India.’

So, what are you waiting for? Join All Things Nice as we celebrate the world’s foremost whisky expert over a blind tasting of whiskies from around the world, bonhomie and specially curated appetizers by the culinary team at Sofitel Mumbai BKC.

About Jim Murray: Jim Murray is a legend and leading player on the world’s whisky stage. The 2017 edition of his Whisky Bible marks 25 years since he became the world’s first-ever full-time whisky writer. He has almost certainly visited more distilleries and tasted a higher number of different whiskies than anyone who has ever lived. In the spring of 1992, he gave up his position as a journalist for a British national newspaper to create an entirely new branch of journalism. He has sold his many books in various languages and in over 30 countries. Of those books sold more than half have been his annual publication Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible for which he now tastes over 1,000 new whiskies each year. Jim Murray has also been inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame.


Where: Sofitel Mumbai BKC
When: 15th or 16th May 2019
Venue: Grand Salon Ballroom, Level II
Price: Rs 5,000 all-inclusive per event
Contact for booking: 98206 98883 / info@allthingsnice.in


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