I have been looking forward to this cool pop up event ever since the mysterious envelope arrived! Starting tonight, the Glenmorangie Unseen Bar will only be there for 3 full days. Now that’s what I call pop up at its finest. Appearing and disappearing, like a mythical vision in the night, on the hunt for the perfect whisky!
My adventure started yesterday when I checked into The Flushing Meadows, a cool designer boutique hotel, only a few steps away from the venue. Every room in the hotel is designed differently, and I got the romantic pink room for this night. I felt like a princess as I jumped onto the 4-poster bed and glanced up at the very high loft ceilings. I then hung up my 5-layered black tutu, looked around with a smile on my face, and instantly knew that it will be an amazing evening!
As we arrived at the event, the first things that caught my eye were the huge giraffe standing in the middle of the room, the fancy Glenmorangie bottles and the cool wooden sunglasses in their funky round displays. Literally a sight that can be found in a dream or a Dali painting! We were greeted by the handsome duo Jörg Bernicken and Andreas Haumesser, who were the masterminds behind this fabulous evening. They gave us a warm welcome and led the way to the bar in the mysterious back room.
The walls were painted black, the lights were dim, enticing, and the DJ was spinning his hypnotic beats. The spicy fragrance of Glenmorangie was pulling at us, like a seductive woman’s fingers, calling and beckoning us to the dark bar. We asked the bartender to surprise us. He replied that his mission was to make us happy. This evening was getting better and better by the minute. He created two fantasies for us. One was a sweet blend of the whisky with a fresh peach pulp. The other was a whisky sour with a dried fruit on top, both served in the style of the 19th century, with amazing attention to details. The drinks tasted even better than they looked. I am usually a wine and champagne lover – like many women are – but I have to say that I was positively astonished by Glenmorangie, a brand established in 1843. The exquisite taste of the bold whisky made its way from my tongue, around my mouth and down my throat. It warmed me up, from the inside out and put a smile on my face. Such a rich whisky, with multiple layers and a complex presence on my taste buds. I looked around the room and was fascinated by the chic women with the golden drinks in their hands. There is something very sensual about women drinking whisky!
We went back to the front room, curious to find out more about the wood sunglasses. The brand is called Finlay & Co., created by Dane Butler, Sam Lawson Johnston, David Lochhead and Tom Stannard. At 399,00 € a pair, Finlay & Co. and Glenmorangie, are two British brands for whom wood is a central part of their story. The cool thing is that the frame of the glasses is actually produced from the same cask where the Glenmorangie whisky is stored. It’s like giving the wood cask a second life! Environmentally friendly recycling and fashion at it’s best.
All of a sudden a beautiful voice came from the speakers and seemed to penetrate louder into the room. As I turned around, I saw where it was coming from! The gorgeous Marzenka was dancing around the party with a mic in her hand, while singing over the DJ’s tracks. Simply wow! This is definitely a great talent to discover. We were in awe of her velvety voice pouring out magic and sheer power. It sounded as smooth as the hint of vanilla in the fine whisky that tantalized our taste buds. This flavour was accompanied by delicious catering, specializing in creams with truffles and exotic spices.
I have to say that we were all quite impressed by the event. The lovely guests were all happy, chatting with each other energetically into the late night hours. After tasting all of the various Glenmorangie blends and ranges, dancing, meeting new people, flirting, eating, trying on the sunglasses with the giraffe and attempting to understand the Bavarian dialect, it was time to go back to my pink room, slip on my pink sleeping dress and float away into my sweet dreams.
The Glenmorangie Unseen Pop Up Bar is only there for 3 days in Munich. My suggestion would be to grab a friend, go there, do some whisky tasting, try on the cool wood sunglasses and have a great time!
Thank you to LUXURIOUS.THINKING., Andreas Haumesser Public Relations and Moët Hennessy for this fabulous event and unforgettable evening!
Have fun and #glenmorangieunseen,
Glenmorangie Unseen Bar
Reichenbachstr. 22, Munich
The sunglasses can be purchased exclusively at: www.glenmorangieshop.de
My outfit: Tutu and top: vintage, belt: The People Of The Labyrinths, shoes: PETER KAISER, bag: Galia Brener