|By Whisky Live Staff||16-03-2017|
Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, a specialist club that serves artisan cocktails, elixirs and intoxications, is the perfect venue to host the Black Bottle travelling whisky shot machine for the next month. Opened in 2012, the décor as well as the bar and music offering at Orphanage was inspired by the speakeasy bars from the Prohibition era and is well-known for its cocktail artistry.
How does the shot machine work?
To work this weird and wonderful Heath Robinson-like contraption, all you need to do is buy any Black Bottle cocktail or purchase a special token from the friendly bar staff. Insert the coin into the slot (a light will switch on), turn the handle and watch your glass travel up the machine on a special platform. It will then be filled with a tot of layered and smooth Black Bottle blended Scotch whisky. Once the glass is ready, the platform moves down again and a bell will ring, signalling that you can remove your glass and enjoy your drink!
“In a world where everything is so glib, fast and instant, the dispenser creates a delicious contrast and theatrical experience with its seemingly intricate dispensing process that’s in fact very simple,” says Lucindi Branfield, the SA marketing manager for the brand. "It mirrors the Black Bottle identity that’s layered, complex and a little complicated.”
Head over to Orphanage Cocktail Emporium (227 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre) to experience the magic of the Steampunk dispenser before 31 March 2017 when it moves on to its next destination.
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Black Bottle retails for between R250 and R260 per 750ml bottle, from selected liquor outlets countrywide, as well as via www.vinoteque.co.za. Don't miss the Black Bottle stand at Whisky Live in Cape Town from 6 - 8 April 2016 at The Lookout at the V & A Waterfront, 18h00 - 22h00 daily. Tickets are R200 online from Ticketpros or R230 at the door... Please buy online to avoid disappointment!