Water Of Life Society Tasting 14/8
Edinburgh Whisky Blog presents: The greatness of grain
This weeks tasting was presented by the wonderfully moustachioed Chris Hoban & Tiger White of the Edinburgh Whisky Blog and was a celebration of the Greatness of Grain whisky.
The drams lined up as follows:
From the Cameronbridge distillery – the same distillery now producing single grain whisky for Johnnie Walker blends as well as Haig Club
A sherry-matured single grain whisky from the now closed Cambus distillery that used to be located in Alloa
From the real Edinburgh distillery – North British
From the ex-Edinburgh distillery Caledonian – all that remains is a statue of two distillery workers rolling a barrel along Dalry Road
From the closed distillery in Glasgow (now an apartment complex), this one predated most of the tasting party bar one – much to all our amusement when Chris described this as ‘ancient’
The final line-up of delicious single grain whiskies, which kept us in drink while Chris and Tiger detailed the history around grain whisky, the importance of blends and why grain is generally great!
In true EWB fashion, we finished with a charity dram in aid of Movember and were treated to the latest Glen Keith bottling featuring the EWB boys on the label from That Boutique-Y Whisky Company.