Re: Marie Curie fund raising tasting- appeal
Okay for the all-comers tasting, as opposed to the enthusiast's, lets go for:-
Thursday 27th February 7.30pm at The Kilderkin, 65 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Clynelish 14yo 46% - my father-in-law's surname was Clyne and it is a fine malt - thanks Fiona and John
Islay single malt 21yo 40% The Wine Society (Bowmore?) thanks Willy
Tomatin 15yo 43% thanks Alastair
Crown Royal 40% thanks Andrew
Ledaig 42% thanks Hugh
Hmm might change the Ledaig to a blend or grain come to think of it.
I'll aim for the enthusiast's tasting to be on Thursday 13th March 2014 at the same venue £25 - no Jolly Toper membership discounts. The target is £1000, as all the drams in the first tasting have been donated if we sell out that will be £420. There will be the raffles at the end of both tastings and the auction for the Highland Park. So far the 'connoisseur's' (horrible word) tasting will be:-
Strathclyde 1983 - this cask was used in the latest Campbeltown Loch 21yo so was never bottled as a release in its own right.
Islay Single Malt 21yo 46% The Wine Society almost certainly Bowmore
Longrow 7yo October 2000 - January 2008 5 1/2 years in refill Bourbon then 1 1/2 years fresh Gaja Barolo 55.8% 12120 bottles
Hazelburn 8yo June 2002 - February 2011 5 years in refill Bourbon casks then 3 years in Sauternes casks 55.9% 9180 bottles
The first and last bottles I had to pay for so if I get further donations of the quality required I might rearrange things. Otherwise the last bottle is hopefully a blockbuster to get bums on seats.