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.
Whisky Squad #3: Fully booked
Thanks to everyone who has signed up to our third session on Thursday June 3. We’ll be in touch shortly to ask for your £15. We are now fully booked, but anyone who missed out on a place can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you on a reserve list.
Looking forward to WS#4, pencil in Thursday July 1. Details to follow.
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: Fully booked
Thanks to everyone who signed up to our second session on Thursday May 6. We’ll be in touch shortly to ask for your £15. We are now fully booked, but for anyone who is keen to come along to WS#3, pencil in June 3 (we’re aiming for the first Thursday of each month). Details to follow.
Whisky Squad #2: Flavour Map
Whisky Squad #1: Blogged
Thanks to everyone who took part in our first tasting last week. A fuller write-up will appear here shortly. In the meantime, you can read Andy’s post on Good Drinks Etc here.