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