London Meet Ups

06/11/2019 Laphroaig

With many hours of darkness and a definite chill in the air, November was calling for something to warm the cockles. There are lots of options when it comes to heavily peat influenced scotch, and all have their own characteristics and idiosyncrasies. Islay is the classic place to start with Read more…

By James Hope, ago
London Meet Ups

12/06/2019 Cotswolds Tasting

June is a time when the countryside starts to show off it’s beauty with lush green fields, colourful flowers and bright sunny days. It only seemed fitting therefore to host a tasting by a distillery that prides itself on creating a spirit that mirrors it’s magnificent country setting. The Cotswolds Read more…

By James Hope, ago
London Meet Ups

24/04/2019 Young Whisky

In the past a Whisky’s reputation was built upon successful marketing and word of mouth. Age was but a number and many whiskies succeeded because companies were happy to push out solid whiskies where their age statement was a minimum assurance as opposed to a number to aim at. In Read more…

By James Hope, ago
London Meet Ups

27/02/2019 Blind Tasting

February at the club saw a slightly different format to usual. We held the first blind tasting we’ve ever done. Blind tasting whisky is one of the best ways to learn about your palate, your likes/dislikes and the whisky itself. When all preconceived notions about brand, reputation, cask type, colour, Read more…

By James Hope, ago
London Meet Ups

23/01/2019 Value Whisky

On Wednesday 23rd January the club came together for the first congregation of 2019. With Christmas and New Year behind us, and people watching the pennies after the holiday period, it seemed fitting to theme the evening around value in whiskies. As usual, within that theme we kept things quite Read more…

By James Hope, ago
Trips

Ralfy Tasting 2018

  It was a weekend in the middle of November, nothing special you might say and nothing to get excited about. However this wasn’t any old weekend, it was a weekend where myself and Jez would get to meet a whole host of really wonderful people from in and around the Read more…

By James Hope, ago