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Issue 40 - Blowinghotandcold(CoffeeandWhisky)

Whisky Magazine Issue 40
June 2004

 

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Blowinghotandcold(CoffeeandWhisky)

Coffeeandwhiskymakeanidealafter-dinnerpartnership.Weputtogetherapaneloftasterstomatchsomeoutstandingcoffeeblendswithsomeprovocativemalts.DominicRoskrowreports

ThePanel
JeremyTorz,roastmaster,UnionCoffeeRoasters
IanWisniewski,drinkswriter
NiallBarnes,proprietor,AlbannachRestaurant
RichardJones,drinkswriter
RichardPaterson,masterblender,WhyteandMackay
MarkDorber,Licensee,TheWhiteHorseParsonsGreen,London
DominicLowdell,UnionCoffeeRoasters

TheVenue
TheCityInn,Westminister,London
OurofficialhotelpartnerforWhiskyLiveLondonhasexcellentmeetingroomsandconferencefacilitiesandisideallyplacedbyTheThamesintheheartofWestminsterforameetingpoint.Italsoboastsanexcellentwhiskybarwithapremiumwhiskysectionselectedbywritersofthismagazineandisplanningtoofferthewinningcocktailsfromourcocktailschallenge(seepage42).

Ifyou'veeverbeentooneofRichardPaterson'spresentations,you'llknowthatheapproachesnosingwhiskyinthesamewaythatJamesBondmightapproachanattractivewoman.Itisagentleapproach,aseductionthatrequirestime.

AskJeremyTorzhisapproachtothesamesubjectandhemaywellsnortatyou.Notbecausehe'sbeingrudeorderisive,butbecausesnortingandslurpingishiswayofdoingwhatRicharddoes.IfRichard'swayisthenosingequivalenttoagentlecaressfromagentlemaninatux,Jeremy'sisapeckonthecheekfromachappieina‘kissmequick'hat.

JeremyisatheroastmasterforUnionCoffeeRoastersinLondon,andwhileheandRichardcomefromverydifferentendsofthenosinggenre,theyhavemuchincommon,too.Theybothmakealivingfromsearchingouttheveryfinestproductfromtheirrespectivefields,forinstance.Neitherofthemareshyaboutthinkingoutsidetheconventionalloopandtryingnewideas.Andthey'rebothkeentosharetheirpassionwithanyonewillingtoli...

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