Special Tasting: The tightrope walker: Whisky

  • February 26, 2011 · 8:30 PM
  • Special Tasting Space

 

This is our first 2011  Special tasting.

Whisky is our hard-shelled friend in the world of alcohol. Reputations dictate it beholds to strong aggressive flavours, large alcohol volumes and hardcore followers of seasoned drinkers who demand more bite for their buck.

Our mission is to lift the veil on the myth of the whiskey and walk the tightrope it traverses with flavour and intensity.

We will travel around scotland (and possible offers some comparison from japan or ireland)
offers insight into, nose, mouthfeel and aftertaste and the influence of water / alcohol % on these.

Our primary focus will lie on bourbon wood (does well with higher ages) and sherry wood (quite a typical, sometimes overpowering, flavour). Ideally putting two whiskies from the same distillery of similar age in different wood expressions next to each other.

(For example Highland Park is one that is often made in both styles)

Alternative learning’s will offer other thoughts and determinations into the subject of terroir (maybe not as linked to specific local geographic circumstances as with wine).
Thinking’s on the influence of age and wood on spirits and last but not least offers insight into the influence of water on whisky. 

We will be bringing in our own authority on the variations of whisky's and its production to lead us through tasting it, balancing it with waters and seeing what foods we can match to this giant of a tipple.

RSVP is only confirmed by payment for the meetup to the account number supplied:

Paul O'Connell 

ABN AMRO 
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Please state clearly your name and the whisky tasting so we know who it is that has paid.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Some unexpected interesting styles some heavily peated some delicate and almost light hearted whisky's to discover. I enjoyed the variation from wine.

    February 27, 2011

  • Tom M.

    I can make it now, if this opens back up let me know. Thanks

    February 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was designed to be both attractive to beginers and also to people with a strong appreciation of whisky's from 12 year old single malts and beyond. We may have another tasting next year but our calender is set for this year.

    February 18, 2011

  • Tom M.

    Id love to try this another time if it happens again, mainly as I am not into Whiskey so it would be very interesting!

    February 18, 2011

  • David Romero L.

    love the idea of whiskey tasting...

    February 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested!

    February 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love whisky, great idea!

    January 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely going to come with my gf to enjoy this! :)

    January 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great idea :)

    January 22, 2011

  • Bill

    I would definitely come to this!! (in the absence of a scheduling conflict :)

    It would be nice to include varieties of whiskey not based on barley, e.g. bourbon and rye -- although Scotch alone encompasses so many different flavors that trying to broaden the scope so far might be too ambitious.

    January 22, 2011

  • Tom M.

    Never been a whiskey fan so would love to try this!

    January 22, 2011

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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