I’ve been a wine fanatic over many years and have been to many, many wine tastings and even glass tastings hosted by the likes of Georg and Maximillian Riedel. Something I’d never considered (but I’m glad I did) was an invite to a Malt Whisky tasting at Hennings Wine Merchants in Chichester hosted by Susan Colville who was full to the brim of whisky knowledge and whisky stories. Susan works for Wemyss Malts who are an independently run Malt Whisky blender in Edinburgh who produce blended malts and single cask malts and all are of the very highest quality. Susan has every right to be full of whisky know how as she is the current holder of the title ‘Young Brand Ambassador of the Year for Whisky’ which is an honour presented by Whisky Magazine at the Icons of Whisky Awards 2012.
A fantastic evening containing seven different varieties showing the full scope of the different tastes and flavours was enjoyed by all of the 20 attendees and it also proved to me how well the Glencairn whisky glass is 100% suited to the nuances of the different styles of whiskies we encountered.
I was so taken with the tasting that I’m already booked for a visit to Whisky Live 2012 in London at The Honourable Artillery Company in London on 23rd March 2012!!