Leica hosts photography and whisky workshop

Camera brand Leica is staging a hands-on workshop together with William Grant & Sons, as part of the whisky manufacturer's 'Ancient Reserves' pop-up.

Leica and Ailsa Bay: blending photography with whisky
Leica and Ailsa Bay: blending photography with whisky

William Grant & Sons is showcasing its Ancient Reserves whisky brands via the pop-up, which opened on 12 December.  It features exclusive whiskies from the portfolio such as Ailsa Bay, The Girvan Patent Still, Rare Cask Reservers and Kininvie. 

The Leica event, which takes place tomorrow (21 December), is being hosted together with the Ailsa Bay brand and will see Leica Akademie tutor, Robin Sinha, offer a hands-on experience shooting with the iconic Leica M camera and Leica’s legendary M lenses.

The workshop will start with a comprehensive overview of the camera and all its features, and an insight into the history of Leica photography, followed by the opportunity to capture some reportage-style images of the experts creating the whisky cocktails.

There will also be a chance to win some unique prizes, including a Leica masterclass, a special print and a bottle of Ailsa Bay whisky, the first peated whisky from William Grant & Sons. Additionally, on the night Alwynne Gwilt - William Grant & Sons' whisky specialist - will take attendees through a number of whiskies from the Ancient Reserves portfolio. 

The Telegraph Whisky Experience returned for its four year earlier this month, while whisky brands including American Whisky Michter's and Johnnie Walker were the focus for whisky masterclasses which took place at the Strongroom Bar & Kitchen in Shoreditch on the eve of Thanskgiving in November. 

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