Two years ago the regulars' table of the SSMC started in cooperation of Moses and the Restaurant Gemsle... generally a good idea but in the meantime Reto and myself decided for several reasons to continue it on a private basis. Our first evening of that kind was our Bruichladdich evening back in December, which was really a blast with a lot of high quality whiskys...
The next evening was really overdue but because of different absences we haven't been able to fix it on an earlier date. As we all love a good piece of meat, the choice for the main course was easy. After some chicken the last time, I decided for a some nice ribeye steak, some sugar snaps and rosemary potatoes were the perfect sides. Cucumber filled with crabmeat, some shrimps and cheese as a light starter... a homemade Crème Brûlée as dessert.
Bowmore infused Brats as an appetizer
Cucumber cups filled with crabmeat and cheese
And now the question about the whiskys. As we agreed we should enjoy some higher quality whiskys, therefore I'd a close look in the cabinet with the open bottles.
I thought about some different whiskys than the usual peaty stuff I always pull out and ended up with the following, call it coincidence or not but they're all Duncan Taylor bottlings:
- Macduff 1969
- Caperdonich 1972
- Glent Grant 1970 (Reto brought a 1971 Cross Hill)
But finally I couldn't resist the call of Isaly and also took out the Laphroaig 21 yo. from Silver Seal, a stunning whisky which would be the perfect company for the desert and a 22 yo. Ardbeg from G&M, distilled in 1974.
Reto also brought some stuff with him...
- Glen Grant 1971 Cross Hill Selection
- Russenschnaps, the 8th club bottling of the Whiskyclub Regensburg which is a sherry matured Lagavulin
- Some different Scottish beers, of which we had the Nessie's Monster Mash during dinner
Finally I've to say it was a good decision to continue this kind of "event" on a private level. The food was good and the whiskys outstanding... can't wait for the next time!