Whisky Squad #6: Brilliant Blends

Yeh, I know we haven’t even done WS#5 yet (fully booked for Thursday August 5) – but we wanted to give Squaddies advance notice of the next fixture so calendars can be cleared in anticipation. WS#6: Brilliant Blends is scheduled to take place on Thursday September 9 (that’s the second, not the first, Thursday of the month). Amend your diaries accordingly, and watch out for further details soon.

Whisky Squad #5: Summer Whiskies

For our 5th session we will be joined by a guest tasting expert in the form of UK Whisky Ambassador Mr Colin Dunn, who will be giving us introductions to some fine whiskies for the summer season. It promises to be yet another excellent evening of whisky, and one not to be missed.

The date is Thursday August 5 starting at 19:30 upstairs at The Gunmakers pub. Entry is £15 per person.

UPDATE: This event is now fully booked, but keep checking here in case further places become available.

Whisky Squad #4 guestblogged, this time by a *proper* guest!

Our Islay session was one of the best yet, according to popular consensus, and our wide-eyed Internet-trawling trolls noticed that Whisky Squad first-timer Billy, of Billy’s Booze Blog, wrote a quite thorough & accurate account of the evening’s proceedings.  That was quick… It’s almost like he started writing notes on the tube home…  now there’s an achievement worthy of recognition!

Andy over on Good Drinks Etc. has provided an excellent report of his recent trip to Islay, the lucky scoundrel.

Jason, in the meantime, is still stumbling over putting together a blogpost about the time he sat behind Bon Jovi.  But then that’s hardly relevant.

Whisky Squad #5 bookings open very shortly… stay tuned!

UPDATE: Finally, eventually, just as everyone’s moved on to the next thing, here’s Andy’s post on WS#4, at Good Drinks Etc.

If anyone’s free on Saturday afternoon…

…then you could do far worse than popping along to The Hilton at Tower Bridge for The Whisky Lounge’s Whisky Festival.

Running from noon til 7pm on Saturday the 15th of May, the guys at The Whisky Lounge have assembled an impressive number of whisky producers, distributors and retailers to set up shop, and it would be a worthwhile investment of £18 to get along there!

I’m particularly interested in trying the new single malt from India – Amrut – which is actually a genuine 4 year old single malt rather than a molasses-based whisky like many other drinks they purvey.

You might even run into one or 2 other Whisky Squadders!  Squaddies.  Errm… whatever the plural is.

Whisky Squad #2: Flavour Map

Whisky Squad #1 having been something of a triumph, we’re now inviting people to sign up to Whisky Squad #2, which will be held on Thursday May 6 (yes, we know that’s election day – vote early!) from 19:30 upstairs at The Gunmakers pub.
The title of the tasting will be Flavour Map, inspired by something like this, and we propose to pick a whisky from each corner to get a better feel for the different styles out there.
Full details – including the whiskies we’ll be sampling (unless we decide to keep things blind like last time) – will be put up on the site soon, but if you want to come, please follow the link here and register your attendance now, or be very disappointed. Spaces are limited to 12 and entry will be £15 in advance.