Some shots from @laphroaig
- both amazing tours and cask-sample tastings. Islay is a really special place and all tastings have given me a chance to chat to people from around the world who’ve travelled here to taste their favourite whisky straight from its source. It really is a global community. #whisky #islay #worldwhisky #iloveislay #scotch
1st December sees a joint @dramnation
end of year celebration. We are putting on the bar top every open bottle of whisky and spirit we have left from previous events throughout the year. Try those whiskies you missed in 2018!
Your ticket includes tokens to choose & taste 5 of these whiskies/spirits (until the bottle run dry) + 3 beer samplers + 1 old fashioned cocktail over a 3hr period. We have giveaways and pizzas throughout the afternoon. Arrive when you want, leave when you want, but remember the good drams go early. Once a bottle is empty then it is gone for good. 18+ & standing room only so bring a friend or a group of mates.
When: Saturday 1st December 2018
Where: The Flywheel Bar
Cost: $45 for Early Bird Tickets
Included: 5 whiskies of your choice + 3 beer samplers + 1 cocktail
Additional tokens may be made available to be purchased on the day to only booked in guests pending stock availability.
I didn’t get any great photos of the whisky last night, but here’s a pic of me and Jim Murray after he asked what he can do to make his book popular like my newsletter (link in bio).
Seriously though, from the Old Fashioneds to the hand rolled cigars, this Canadian Club 41 year event was awesome in every detail. It was a nice bonus to have a tasting put on by Jim, who named this his Canadian whisky of the year.
Despite being quite a bit more expensive than last year’s 40 year old, at $299 CAD you won’t be able to find many bottles of this age at this price point. I personally enjoyed this over the 40 year old.
Who this is for: If you’re looking for something with a big age statement that doesn’t completely break the bank (and is tasty), this might be a good option for you.
All setup for tonight’s @mrwatkinsbar
world whisky tasting. Let’s go!