Drams & Tales Whisky Dinner

This November we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Whisky dinner

Friday 10 November 2017

Starting with a whisky cocktail on arrival, our expert guest speaker will talk you through everything Whisky whilst we serve a delicious dinner. The evening will finish with coffee

This fantastic event will take place in the wonderful Signatures restaurant. There will be space for 35 tickets only so be sure to get yours before the event sells out.

Our guest speaker

Roger Mallindine has been in the Scotch Whisky Industry for over 40 years, 35 of which have been with Diageo GB. His passion for Scotch has taken him beyond his role as a roving Ambassador. He was responsible for the first ever Johnnie Walker Mentor Programme which was adopted globally for International Scotch Whisky Ambassadors. Roger has lectured on cruise liners and has conducted tutored tastings throughout Europe and the UK. He has also lectured at universities and institutions in the City of London,Westminster and the South East. He has also presented Malts and Blends to Royalty in aid of the the Princes Trust at Highgrove and to the King of Ghana whilst on his visit to the U.K. For his contribution to the Industry, Roger was proposed as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers in the Millennium and in 2002 was made a Keeper of the Quaich.


Whisky cocktail on arrival


Highland whisky cured salmon, cucumber textures, heather honey dressing

with wine

To follow

Leek & watercress soup, St George’s cream


Scallops of beef, parsley puree potato, little vegetables, penderyn sauce

with wine


Apple crumble parfait, Irish cream custard

Coffee, drams & whisky tales from our guest speaker


  • £65 per person

How to book

Tickets can be purchased directly through Wivenhoe House reception with no commission or via Eventbrite



find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.