Based on your voice?

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Some ex­clu­sively in­vited Joburg­ers stepped out in sky-high heels and fancy jack­ets for the launch of The Glen­fid­dich In­de­pen­dent Bar on 14 Re­serve Street in Braam­fontein on Wed­nes­day night. The pitch? A chance to ex­pe­ri­ence “the world’s first biomixol­ogy bar”. Step­ping through the door, we were asked to en­ter our names and cell­phone num­bers on an iPad pro­gramme (sus­pense). Then we say our names into an at­tached mi­cro­phone (more sus­pense). So what was the con­cept? A be­spoke cock­tail mixed ac­cord­ing to your voice. Guests were sent codes to their cell­phones that would in­struct the bar­tender what drinks to mix.

Af­ter de­scend­ing down­stairs into a den of cop­per, wood and lush up­hol­stery, we slid into a booth and black-dressed waitresses took our SMSed codes and flit­ted off to col­lect our cock­tails.

My drink came in a tum­bler and was a lovely light gold colour. It had not a hint of sweet­ness, but an in­ter­est­ing vanilla flavour that was quite ap­peal­ing with the whisky. A dried slice of pear gave a lovely aroma.

I won­dered what that says about my voice?

THE BOYZ Top Billing pre­sen­ters Christo­pher Jaftha and ac­tor War­ren Masemola

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