With our November tasting being so close to bonfire night, we wanted to evoke not just the heat and smoke, but also the sweet, spicy taste of treacle toffee and dark, sticky parkin.
Whilst we know many of you love smoky whiskies and will need little persuading, we’re endeavouring to make this tasting appeal to those of you who might still be “smoke skeptics”, by balancing the traditional (and acquired) “medicinal” Islay taste with whiskies which are rich, spicy, and yet still smoky.
- Talisker 57° North. The latitude represents the Isle of Skye. Rich, complex, honey, spice, and wood.
- Ardmore 1992 19yo – Single Malts of Scotland. An intriguing balance of sweet fruit and smoke.
- Lagavulin 1996 Distillers Edition. Contrasting with the zestier, bourbon-casked Ardmore, this is a very rich whisky matured in Pedro Ximénez dessert sherry casks.
- Port Charlotte The Peat Project. How did the original 1881 Bruichladdich taste? And how does it compare with its contemporary, un-peated descendant?
- Smokehead Extra Black 18yo. None more rock! This mystery malt from Islay is peaty, but with hints of spice and chocolate.
This tasting sold out within record time! You should have received a confirmation email from us if you have a place.