Saturday, November 13, 2010

11/12 - Whiskytasting "Back to the 70s"

The fourth Whisky tasting that we held in the Griffins Business Lounge in Kreuzlingen, topic of this one was "Back to the 70s"... and I'm happy that Urs could join us too....

For this event I chose 4 Whiskys which have been distilled in the 70s, which're in particular:
  • Bunnahabhain 1976, 31 yo, Murray McDavid, Oloroso Sherry cask
  • Inchgower 1974, 34 yo, Scotch Single Malt Circle, Re-Fill Sherry cask
  • Caperdonich 1972, 37 yo, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, Re-Fill Sherry cask
  • Glenfarclas 1971, 35 yo, Whisky Fair, Oloroso Sherry cask
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Left to right: Scottish Water, Glenfarclas, Caperdonich, Inchgower, Bunnahabhain

Some nice Whiskys that you won't drink every day and you cannot find at every corner.... due to this a good choice for this evening.

Before we started I met with Marcel, we'd something for dinner and then I smoked one of the new Ramon Allones Superiores. Not typically RA, but also very good.

Ramon Allones Superiores

My recommendation was to take an ERdM to smoke which should match perfect with those Whiskys, but Urs hooked us up with a box of Partagas Serie D Especial which he brought with him. Thanks a lot, a gesture we all really appreciated.

All I can say: it's a perfect match. A good combination with all 4 Whiskys.

Partagas Serie D Especial, gifted by Urs Portmann

I was really curious how the other participants would like the Whisky I've chosen, so... here you go...

I don't put down the impressions of the Whiskys here, because it's been done a while ago by myself when i pre-tasted them. Just have a look in the spirits archive...

All of us enjoyed the 4 excellent Whiskys, with the the first and especially the last being the winner of the evening.

To give you a little impression of the fantastic time we had, here are some pix...

Myself in action...

Is there really no peat in this Whisky?



After we finished the official part of the tasting with the last sips of our glasses one of the guys made me the best compliment, he said: "I'm lookin forward to the next tasting..."

Again... thx to all who joined and made this evening a great time.