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  • Writer's pictureGenevieve

We're back! And excited to be back tasting whisk(e)y!

We are excited to be back and tasting whisk(e)y again! The theme for our return-to-whisky-tasting Whisky Tasting was "The Old World and The New World". Inspired by our recent travels to the USA, we were keen to taste some American whiskey (new world whiskies) alongside some whisk(e)y from the venerable whisk(e)y producing countries of Scotland and Ireland (old world whiskies). At our tasting we discussed some of the key differences between American, Irish and Scottish whisk(e)y (including the spelling of whiskey versus whisky!), and enjoyed two samples from each country. For our 'new world' whiskies we tasted two iconic types of American whiskey that differ quite significantly from both Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky in terms of the make up of their mashbill: Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon, and Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey. For our Irish whiskies we tasted Bushmill's 10 year old, a triple distilled single malt, and Green Spot, an iconic Irish single pot still whiskey. For our Scottish whiskies we tasted Tamnavulin Sherry Cask and Ardbeg Wee Beastie, showcasing the huge variety in flavour profiles that Scotch has to offer. Our tasting included a welcoming whisky cocktail, as well as snack platters at the end of the guided tasting.


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