A couple of things, really… (Bookings now open)

Though both Alan and Billy posted blog entries about our Whisky Squad #15 (Highlanders) session on the same day, Billy gets the “first blog post” prize* this month, because his contained tasting notes, although Alan‘s photos were lovely).

However, pressingly relevantly: a topic which we’ve been asked about nearly every month since establishing Whisky Squad is “When will we be doing a Japanese whisky tasting?”.  The answer, it turns out, is June.  And we’re doing 2 of them.  How about that?

Since 1924 Japan has commercially produced whisky, and in recent times the world whisky markets have shown increased interest in the nuanced and well-crafted spirits that come from the region.  Originally inspired by Scottish production techniques and recipes, Japan truly stands out as one of the great whisky makers, and there is a lot to learn.

Whisky Squad #16 – “Diversity and Innovation”

The Date: Thursday June 2nd, 2011 at 7:30pm
The Venue: Upstairs at The Gunmakers pub in Clerkenwell
£15 per person, payable in advance

Leading us through a selection of whiskies from Japan – worded mysteriously because I haven’t got the feintest idea what any of them are – will be our resident Whisky Guy, Mr Darren Rook.

To book a place at Whisky Squad #16, click here for the booking form.

Whisky Squad #17 – “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time”

The Date: Thursday June 23rd, 2011 at 7:30pm
The Venue: Upstairs at Albannach, Trafalgar Square
£15 per person, payable in advance

We are extremely lucky, for our 2nd Japanese whisky tasting session in June, for 2 reasons:

  1. Our tasting for the evening will be led by Zoran Peric, brand ambassador for the Suntory group of whiskies, as well as being a legendary barman in this little shanty town called London.
  2. It’s a Whisky Squad Away-game – instead of our regular little haunt, we’re delighted to have been invited to convene upstairs at Trafalgar Square’s whisky destination, Albannach.  A place with a fine range of food, and a not-at-all-inconsiderable selection of whisky.

To book a place at Whisky Squad #17, click here for the booking form.

As always, no prior experience is necessary for you to join us on our tastings, and newcomers are always welcomed!

Whisky Squad is London’s friendliest, most casual, and least patronising whisky tasting night, and whisky enthusiasts (or people who are thinking of becoming whisky enthusiasts) of all levels are welcome to join us.

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