|From:||Gina --- R.|
|Sent on:||Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:29 PM|
If you like whiskey why not come to support the animals?
Tasting is from 3-8 pm and proceeds go to Animal Rescue Foundation. Come support a great cause and have fun!
This tasting will not only take us ���all over the map��� , but it will also include whiskies of wider variety, leading us from simpler expressions of the malt, to more complex whisky where the ���terroir��� comes into play, and finally to the pinnacle of maturation and the impacts of barrel age.
Speyburn 10 year, Region: Speyside ��� Smooth, smooth, smooth. The clean taste of this at first fooled me into thinking it was simple, but then you start to appreciate the salty character. (Tapenade)
Lismore Single, Region: Speyside ��� Very clean, almost nutty, a great cross over whisky for Bourbon drinkers. Lacking almost any peat or smokiness, super clean and smooth. (Fresh-roasted macadamia nuts)
Eradour 10 year, Region: Highlands ��� From Scotland���s smallest distillery, the descriptions I���ve read on this are so complex (mint, peppery, caramel, sweet, creamy), we���ll have to wait to taste it to do the pairings.
Glenmorangie 12 year Port, Region:Highlands ��� Those parsimonious Scots (no, they are not cheap!) started reusing sherry and Port barrels centuries ago to age their whiskies. We guess you could say they were the original recyclers. At any rate, the flavors are very complementary. (Chocolate)
Laphroaig �� Cask, Region:Islay - Take the smokiest brand from the smokiest region, Islay (eye-lah), and age in barrels �� of the size of normal barrels to intensify the flavor, and alcoholic proof. And what do you have? This is our ringer, come for this if for nothing else. Again, we���ll know exactly what to pair it with when we hear the angels sing.
$45 PRE-PAY ASAP, so they can get a head count. To pay go to www.balefirebar.com, choose special events tab and look for Scotch tasting info with link to pay. There is no transaction fee to pay on line!
You can also pay at the bar or call them after 5 pm on Tues, Wed, thurs or Friday at (425) 374-7248. You can also send an email to [address removed]
If your friend/significant other doesn't want to drink Scotch, there are 12 great beers/24 Wines to drink without paying $45 while you do the tasting!