June was full of travels! Which just so happened to prompt a few whisky adventures with:
- Amusing hour(s) selecting whiskies at London’s Whisky Exchange
- Went on a road trip to tour of Gimli’s Crown Royal plant
- Got completely distracted at a Winnipeg Liquor Mart
- Evening with Winnipeg’s “The Cabinet” whisky tasting club
- Popped into Winnipeg’s Whisky Bar (part of The Toad in the Hole on Osborne)
- Raided a friend’s whisky collection to snag a few samples to bring back to India… as he puts it “I do NOT collect stamps!“
June featured three tasting sessions!
Whisky Ladies European Tour with four completely distinct whiskies:
- Finland – Teerenpeli 10 year 43% – A delightful whisky you’d love to sip and savour all by yourself!
- Denmark – Braunstein Danica 42% – Interesting Danish offering…
- France – Kornog Tarouc’h Trived BC 10 46% – Sexy, sultry deliciousness in a bottle!
- Germany – Slyrs 51 NAS 51% – Quite direct, in your face
Alas I missed the Original’s Irish Night which featured:
- The Wild Geese Rare 43%
- Knappogue Castle 14 year 46%
- Teeling Small Batch 46%
However it was ably substituted by a fabulous Peat theme with Winnipeg’s The Cabinet!
- RoseBank 21 year (1990/2011) 53.8% as a ‘starter’ – Increasingly rare discontinued lowland whisky
- Ledaig 10 year 46.3% – Excellent easy drinking entry to Islay peat
- Talisker Storm 45.8% – Sea breeze and smoke
- Paul John Peated 55.5% from India… guess who introduced that whisky!?
Do check out The Cabinet‘s post “Peat” on our evening too!
One of our intrepid whisky ladies while on a film shoot in Goa took a little detour to visit Paul John distillery!
This prompted my Revisiting the Paul John Bold 46% – currently my smoky ‘go to’ dram.
I also had fun comparing a Laphroaig 10 year with their PX Cask.
Caught up with tasting notes from May with:
- Whisky Ladies’ “I like the label!” evening featuring:
- Compass Box Great King Street – Artist’s Blend
- Australia’s remarkable Starward Whisky 43%
- Whisky Union’s experiment Smoky Goat 40%
- Birthday cake + Zacapa 23 rum
- Original tasting group’s “Unchartered Territory” evening reversing traditional notions of whisky tasting order with:
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No wonder I wake up with a headache every morning Carissa! Too much Whisky I suppose. 😆
Looks like you had a lovely time. 😀 ♥
Hehe! Hardly! I’m very much a quality over quantity kinda gal. I’d rather enjoy a little than be miserable with a lot. 🙂
Glad to hear that. Thought you might have been drinking too much and I was getting the headaches! LOL!
I am the same and when I can afford it, I do love my glass of W before bedtime. 😀
It is quite amusing how folks think just because I enjoy exploring whiskies and write about it that I’m a prodigious drinker! Far from it. I’ve even been known to sample, spit and even dump a whisky. Which is considered sacrilege by most but works for me. 😉
I think people think the same of the wine tasters but I don’t think that of W drinkers. I can drink as much as I want and won’t get drunk. Think that is why I love it so much. Not that I drink that much. Two singles would be more than enough. Two doubles would be the limit and then I would still feel fine, but then I go right to bed. It relaxes me so much. I think with Whisky there will never be any need for meds. 😀
I will never dump a whisky. That is a waste. LOL!
Like I said, I’ve been called quite a heretic for not finishing something that doesn’t work for me! 😉
My partner’s mother always has her glass of cognac each night… a kind of personal ‘medicine’. We figure at 86, she can enjoy what she wants! 🙂
If it doesn’t work for you, then it doesn’t. Always your choice and people should respect that. 😀
I totally agree and I think we should enjoy our little pleasures, doesn’t matter what age we are. Life is way too short. ♥
Yup – indeed! 🙂