Re: Marie Curie fund raising tasting- appeal
For the first tasting we'll do:-
Crown Royal 40% - I tried it for the first time last year and was preparing myself for an at best hollow experience - not at all, if you like Scottish grain this should interest. Courtesy of Andy.
Clynelish 14yo 46% - a fine example of the highland style - my father-in-law's surname was Clyne. This bottle was swapped in the shop with a Penderyn donated by Brian.
Glendronach 12yo 43% matured in oloroso and Pedro Ximinez casks - a great example of sherry cask matured malt. This bottled was swapped in the shop for a Glenmorangie 10yo donated by Neil.
An Islay single malt (Bowmore almost for certain) 21yo 40% bottled by the wine Society, something peaty but not too heavy for the newbies. Thanks to Willy.
The other dram in the line up will probably be a blend so we can do the ABC tasting: a blend, grain (almost anyway), sherry cask, peaty and straight forward malt. If something old and rare pops up we'll go for that instead. The tasting is mainly aimed at people who have no particular enthusiasm for whisky but drink it, are interested enough to learn more but mainly want to support Marie Curie. The raffle is complete for 28 people and all the prizes are donations and are particularly interesting. Raffle tickste will be the usual - at least £2. The auction so far consists of a couple of whisky related CDs and books. We'll also start the bidding on Jason's Highland PArk.
The tasting will be at 7.30pm in The Kilderkin, 65/67 Canongate, Royal Mile on Wednesday 26th February. Tickets are £15 and every penny goes to Marie Curie.
PLEASE LET PEOPLE YOU KNOW IN THE AREA AWARE OF THE EVENT, if it is a sell out there will be other tastings arranged - we have enough bottles to do two more tastings including an enthusiast's night...details to follow on that one - hopefully a special Clynelish for that night.