Surely it’s not November already? Well, no, not quite – but we ARE telling you about the tasting sessions (yes, PLURAL!) that are coming up. And they look like a couple of absolute rippers.
Whisky Squad #23 – “The Smoking Section”
Thursday November 3rd @ The Red Lion, Crown Passage, St James’s
One thing which we haven’t really done at Whisky Squad is let loose in the smoky peaty department. Sure, we’ve had the odd bottle in a lineup, but nothing to really satisfy the Peat Freaks. Even our Islay session back in 2010 had a non-peated and a lightly peated bottle. Well, session #23 is all set to make amends for that.
This session will take us around a nice selection of fire-shovel-lickin’ goodness, hopefully with a couple of nice surprises in amongst it all. Although it must be said – if your tastebuds aren’t aligned in this direction it may be a bit of a challenge. But giving things a go is the Whisky Squad way, so as always – all are welcome!
Whisky Squad #23 has been moved to a new venue – The Red Lion, in Crown Passage. But it’s still on Thursday November 3rd, and the will be led by everyone’s favourite Novocastrian, Darren “The Whisky Guy” Rook.
£15 per person, payable in advance (as usual).
And of course, being November, that can mean only one thing:
Whisky Squad #24 – “Whisky 4 Movember”
Tuesday November 22nd @ a secret central London venue
Based on the outstanding success of last year’s Movember fundraising effort (and a fine brace of ‘Squad moustaches, to be sure!), once again Whisky Squad is embracing the Whisky4Movember movement, and the second session for the month will feature this year’s special Movember bottling (thanks to the efforts of the folks at Master of Malt), as well as a selection of other excellent whiskies pertaining to the theme – with funds raised going towards the Movember charity.
The venue for this session will be announced once you’ve booked your spot, however it’s not far from our usual location so no special travel plans will be necessary. We’ve been extremely lucky to secure the use of this venue, so it’ll be a bit of a treat.
If you join the Whisky4Movember fundraising team and raise at least £50 your ticket for this tasting will be £10 – otherwise it’s the usual £15 per person.
Whisky Squad #24 booking form. (this event is now fully booked)
Bookings for both of these excellent sessions will open at around 18:00 on Friday October 14th, and as always operate on a first in / first serve basis.
We’d ask that you select one of the sessions for the month, so that more people get a chance to get a spot. If you get a spot at one tasting and want to come to the other I can put you on the reserve list.
December Sessions: Advance Notice
Because the end of the year gets a bit crazy, we’re getting in a little ahead of time – there will be 2 Whisky Squad events, which we’ll open for bookings on October 31st.
- Thursday December 8th – Whisky Squad #25 – The Whisky Squad Christmas Dinner – £45 per head
- Tuesday December 20th – Whisky Squad #25a – Whisky Surprise! – free, but bring a bottle to share
More information on these posted here soon…