Sunday, November 06, 2011

11/04 - Whiskytasting "In the year 1973"

Last Friday evening we, this means a group of 10 people (3 cancelled their participation), met in the Griffins Business Lounge in Kreuzlingen for our 6th whisky tasting event... topic of the evening was "In the year 1973".

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My special thanks go to Max for taking the longest ride from Austria to join us, but also to Gabriel and Ralf coming from Germany and all the other guys coming here from Switzerland.

We'd an interesting and varied selection even though three of the four came from the same region, the Speyside... but all were different.

The tasting range was (in order of drinking):
  • Glenrothes 1973
  • Cragganmore 1973
  • Glen Moray 1973
  • Highland Park 1973

Left to right: Cragganmore, Glenrothes, Glen Moray, Highland Park - all 1973

The whisky was one special part of this evening, as those are not everyday whiskys... but Urs surprised us with the cigar which we should have during the tasting: Cohiba 1966 EL 2011. Nothing more to add than a BIG BIG THANK YOU, URS!!!

New smoking technique?

Urs offering the Cohiba 1966


The biggest surprise was the Cragganmore... also for me... I knew that this bottling has some peppery notes but maybe they were much stronger in combination with the cigar... that was the situation the next pic was made... Dani was kinda overwhelmed by this taste... he didn't really like it.

That's a real "I like that taste" face... LOL

The group - nosing, drinking, smoking, discussing


Enjoying it...

In the end the situation was clear: for most of us the Glen Moray and the Highland Park were the winner of the evening, both had their supporters... it's measuring on a high level, because all whiskys are excellent!

The cigar was a fantastic smoke and went along absolutely great with all whiskys. Very intensive flavors and really strong. Definitely a great choice by Urs to take exactly this cigar...

Again it was a pleasure for me to spend this evening with you guys and I'm looking forward to tasting no. 7, which'll be a Glen Grant Masterclass Tasting with some really special bottlings.