Whisky Magazine Issue 113
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Jam and Dram Last month, the renowned music venue Village Underground in London's fashionable Shoreditch was ringing to the sound of more than just guitars, drums and the occasional ukulele.
The venue was home to Jam & Dram, an event devised by Caskstrength's Joel Harrision and Neil Ridley in partnership with Eddie and Amanda Ludlow, the team behind the hugely successful Whisky Lounge gatherings, which run throughout the UK. Jam & Dram was the first event of its kind, bringing together the art of blending whisky and fully integrating it into a music venue environment.
Alongside the many whiskies on offer to attendees throughout the day, Caskstrength took to the stage to conduct a ‘deconstruction tasting gig' of the many component parts that go into a blended whisky, using the various players in an all star whisky band.
The Copper Dogs are made up of several well known whisky personalities, including the Balvenie Global Ambassador Sam Simmons on guitar and vocals, Cat Spencer from retailer Master Of Malt on ukulele and vocals, Simon Roser from Simply Whisky on drums and Whisky Magazine's very own Rob Allanson on bass, each one representing a specific flavour profile and character found within a blended whisky.
Three other whisky themed bands also rocked out in front of the several hundred music and whisky fans, including a rousing set from Ridley's Prince Adewale & The Endeavours, which features Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Dr Nick Morgan on guitar and Whisky Lo...