The Way of Japanese Whisky

Join award-winning author and whisky expert, Dave Broom, for a talk and tasting featuring some of the best Japanese whiskies on the market. Dave’s new book “The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky” describes his journey around the flourishing whisky scene in Japan and the fascinating philosophy behind it. The book recently won the John Avery Award at the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards for 2017.

Dave will have hardback copies of his book for sale at the discounted price of £30 (RRP £40). It would be helpful if you could indicate in advance whether you’d like a copy by choosing the appropriate ticket type when reserving your place(s). Tickets are £50 including the book, and £20 without – both in cash on the night (as per our usual booking system).

This event will take place on Thursday 29th March at 7:30pm (for an 8pm start) in the upstairs room of The Joker pub on Preston Circus.

This tasting is now at capacity, having sold out in under two minutes, but you can still sign up to the waiting list…

Reserve your place (booking link)

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is arguably the most innovative and progressive distillery in Scotland. With their unique mix of three types of still (including hybrid pots with mini columns on top), barley peated to three different levels, and three kinds of yeast, they make 13 different distillates. These can go into bottles as a nutty Inchmurrin, a smoky Inchmoan, or fruity Loch Lomond. Whether it’s the grain whisky made using 100% malted barley, or the use of expensive wine yeasts, the range is an education in itself, and this creativity and flexibility is an almost Japanese approach to home-grown Scotch.

But don’t take it from us, hear it direct from our fantastic presenter, Ibon Mendiguren — Brand Ambassador for Loch Lomond, Glen Scotia and Littlemill.

This friendly and informative tasting will be on Thursday 15th March at 7:30pm (for an 8pm start) in the upstairs room of The Joker pub on Preston Circus. Please note our change of venue.

We use Eventbrite to manage our bookings, but in order to keep costs down we use cash payments. Tickets are £20 per person, in cash on the night.