For our next tasting, we sleuth across Scotland looking for secret treasures. Come with us on our undercover journey to unearth some hidden gems.

This month’s malts are all from well-known distilleries. But the bottlers won’t tell us which ones! Join us to mull over these mouthwatering mysteries, and see if you can crack the code…

  • Isle Of Skye 21 year old.  Full-bodied, with hints of brown sugar and an elegant wisp of smoke.
  • Finlaggan Cask Strength. An intriguing mystery; the originating distillery remains a closely guarded secret.
  • The Ileach Cask Strength. A great Islay malt from an unnamed distillery which scored 97 points by Jim Murray for his Whisky Bible, and suggests it could be a whisky of the year.
  • Highland Single Malt – As We Get It. At a full-on 65.8%, this is an intense dram from a secret Highland distillery.
  • Port Askaig 15 year old. Another Islay, a light sea breeze on the nose, balanced with thick fruit and peat smoke on the palate.
  • MacPhail’s 15 year old. With their talents for bottling excellent whisky from other distilleries proven, how good are Gordon and MacPhail at making their own? Rather good, apparently, if this Speyside from a secret distillery is anything to go by!

The tasting will take place on Thursday 12th November at 7:30pm (for an 8pm start) in the back room of The Lord Nelson Inn on Trafalgar Street, close to Brighton Station.

We’re using Eventbrite to manage our bookings, but in order to keep costs down we’re sticking with cash payment – the tasting will cost £20 per person on the night.