Six Degrees

Who wouldn’t want to try a few convivial warming drams in this chilly season? We think there’s something for everyone in this lovely and eclectic selection:

  1. Glenkinchie 12 yo – Just won ‘best lowland’ in the Whisky Mag Best Whiskies 2013. Light and fresh. The aperitif.
  2. Bruichladdich 1992 micro provenance – a single cask matured for 17 years in ex-bourbon casks. Expect a gorgeously complex glass. Jim McEwan says lick your lips to catch the sweetness…
  3. Shackleton’s Discovery – A rare taste of history “…not what anyone would have expected. It’s so light, so fresh, so delicate, and still in one piece. It’s a gorgeous whisky. …Proves that even way back then, so much care, attention and thought went into whisky making. I think the replication is absolutely bang on…” – Dave Broom.
  4. Nikka Taketsuru 12 yo – a melding of malts from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries, named after the godfather of Japanese whisky…. World Whiskies Awards 2012 – Best Non-Scotch Blended Malt 12 years and under; 2007 Best Japanese Single Malt Whisky.
  5. Dailuaine 16 yo – a lovely smooth fruity dram with a hint of smoke. Only 2% of the distillery’s output goes into single malt. Pass the cigars.
  6. Ardbeg Corryvreckan – Matured in a proportion of new French oak, alongside 1st and 2nd fill bourbon casks. (If you’ve got any other Ardbeg at home, why not bring a sample to compare?)

As usual, the tasting will be in the back room of The Lord Nelson Inn on Trafalgar Street, close to Brighton Station.

We’ll start at 8pm (gathering from 7:30pm) on Wednesday 22 May.

To reserve your place, please use our booking form.

It’s another 6-whisky evening, and some of these bottles cost a bit more than of late. So we’ve had to raise the stakes a little to (gasp, shock) the princely sum of £18.