Friday, October 18, 2013

10/11 - Liquid Pearls of Islay

I was really looking forward to this evening for a while, knowing that we'll have a great choice of outstanding whiskys... Bruichladdich and Bowmore distilled in the 60s... 20+ yo. Laphroaig, Caol Ila and Port Ellen... Octomore Orpheus... what a line-up... but it was suitable for the anniversary tasting, it's our 10th event! Worth to make it special!

As always Urs brought some cigars to smoke... a cigar which was new to all of us... a cigar which is not available in the stores up to now... an Upmann Connossieur A! It's no overstatement to say that it perfectly matched with the whole range... what a combo!!

All of those liquid pearls where a class on its own but as from the feedback the guys gave it was a draw between all 6 of them... everybody had it favorites, I think all agree that it was definitely a first class tasting. It's always good to have some treasures hidden somewhere to pull them out at the right time...

A big thank you goes out to all those who came to Kreuzlingen and made this another great evening, especially Ralf, Gabriel and Christian who had a longer trip...

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The range: Bruichladdich 10yo, Bowmore 12yo, Laphroaig 20yo, Caol Ila 22yo, Port Ellen 23yo, Octomore Orpheus

Upmann Connossieur A

Upmann Connossieur A

Upmann Connossieur A

Bowmore 12yo, distilled in the late 60s

Upmann Connossieur A

Octomore Orpheus

Due to the always very generous gesture of Urs to hand out the matching cigar to all of our events (this one was the 10th), we decided to give him something back from us as a group. Urs wasn't into Single Malts when we started those events about 5 years ago but now here definitely likes the really peaty stuff... therefore I organized a bottle of Bunnahabhain 1997 - 2012, Heavily Peated from Signatory. I'm sure it'll be his liking... additionally we all signed the black metal box which made it a bit more personal... Thx for your generosity, Urs, enjoy this whisky in good health! Slainte Mhath!

Handing over the whisky to Urs

Happy Urs with his next "trophy"