Unveiling the House of Suntory Terrace - A Fusion of Flavours and Centuries
Monday, 17 July 2023

Unveiling the House of Suntory Terrace - A Fusion of Flavours and Centuries

As The House of Suntory Terrace is unveiled at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight, it brings together the harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. Immerse yourself in the legacy of Japanese whisky craftsmanship against the backdrop of Grantley Hall's timeless elegance. Join us at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight to experience a summer of sophistication and discovery.

A Taste of Elegance: The Terrace Highball Menu

Prepare your senses for an exquisite journey through the flavours of Japan with The House of Suntory Terrace's exclusive Terrace Highball Menu. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of a cherry blossom floral installation, this seasonal haven is set to elevate your summer evenings. Found at the rear of Bar & Restaurant EightyEight, adjacent to the backdrop of the historically significant Grade II listed ornamental Japanese Garden from the early 20th century, The House of Suntory Terrace provides a luxurious escape from the ordinary.

A Century of Whisky Craftsmanship

This year marks a monumental celebration for The House of Suntory, the illustrious founding house of Japanese whisky, as it commemorates its 100th anniversary of whisky innovation. The legacy commenced in 1923 with the establishment of the Yamazaki Distillery – a pioneer in the realm of Japanese malt whisky production. Since then, The House of Suntory has meticulously crafted an array of world-renowned spirits, including the likes of Yamazaki, Hakushu, Chita, Kakubin, Hibiki, Suntory Whisky Toki, Roku Gin, and Haku Vodka.

The Art of Mizuwari

The founder of The House of Suntory, Shinjiro Torii, set about normalising the drinking of whisky with his own line of bars which became one of the first to offer ‘Mizuwari’ or whisky with water. Mizuwari derives from a traditional way to drink Shochu and Torii used this with his whiskies to create the perfect partnership of dilution and taste that paired with Japanese cuisine. Mizuwari is the inspiration for EightyEight’s Terrace Highball menu, as it looks to offer not only a tribute to the dedication and craftsmanship that Shinjiro Torii and his successors have displayed, but also the goal of making these whiskies accessible to all.

Grantley Hall: A Destination Beyond Compare

Monika Czop, Food & Beverage Manager at Grantley Hall, expresses her enthusiasm for this captivating addition to the establishment: “The arrival of the House of Suntory Terrace is just in time for the longer summer evenings we have to enjoy and makes for the perfect spot for pre or post-dinner drinks. It’s fantastic to be working alongside the House of Suntory to bring us another exciting experience for our guests to enjoy whilst they visit us, along with offering our guests a wider variety of artisanal Japanese whiskies and spirits that go hand in hand with EightyEight’s Asian-fusion flavours.”

Bookings are not required for guests who wish to enjoy a drink or two, reservations are only essential for dining. Grantley Hall welcomes both hotel residents and non-residents.

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