Our first…

It’s been a busy two weeks, building up to a couple of exciting events… one, launching our Whisky Survey, thank you to everyone who has taken a moment to respond! To everyone else… still time! Your input is appreciated!  Click here…

IMG_1320And two, tackling winters final (we hope!) big snowfall and a series of ferry line-ups this past weekend, Adam and I conducted our first whisky tasting event with a mix of seasoned scotch aficionados and curious and willing novices. About 30 people gathered for an evening of tasting, whisky history and details and a great deal of story-sharing as part of a impressive presentation of eight single malts representing five distillery regions of Scotland. The eight being: Glen Scotia Double Cask Note 7 Year a Campbelltown malt; AcCnoc 18 yr (ah-NOC) one of two from the Highlands, the other being Glendronach Original Sherry Cask 12 Yr (Glen-DRONNACK); two Speyside malts: Glenfiddich Special reserve 12 yr. and Macallan Edition III; one from the Orkney Islands – Highland Park Full Volume and from the Isle of Mull and the surprise and least expensive was Ledaig 10 yr. (Le-CHAIG) providing a peaty, slightly tarry with a sweet and ashy after taste. Capping off the evening was an old favorite from the Isle of Islay (eye-LA) Lagavulin 12 yr. Old Natural Cask Strength.

IMG_3461Participants were clearly engaged in the stories, the tastings, and the sharing of what they discovered through their own sensory experience, making the evening truly enjoyable. From the novice to the seasoned whisky collector, the evening provided an opportunity to experience a distinct whisky experience that was intriguing, at least for some, that changed the way the ‘water of life’ is perceived and certainly enjoyed!

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