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Water Of Life Society Tasting 14/8 The greatness of grain (EWB) 13/11/2014

Water Of Life Society Tasting 14/8

Edinburgh Whisky Blog presents: The greatness of grain

13/11/2014

EWB

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.

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The drams lined up as follows:

Cameronbridge24yo1989

Cameronbridge 24 Years Old 1989 ~ 46% (Wm Cadenhead)

From the Cameronbridge distillery – the same distillery now producing single grain whisky for Johnnie Walker blends as well as Haig Club

Cambus22yo1991

Cambus 22 Years Old 1991 ~ 53.8% (Signatory)

A sherry-matured single grain whisky from the now closed Cambus distillery that used to be located in Alloa

NorthBritish24yo1989

North British 24 Years Old 1989 ~ 46% (Wm Cadenhead)

From the real Edinburgh distillery – North British

G3.3SMWS

G3.3 Curious but good ~ 56% (SMWS)

From the ex-Edinburgh distillery Caledonian – all that remains is a statue of two distillery workers rolling a barrel along Dalry Road

PortDundas47yo1965

Port Dundas 47 Years Old 1965 ~ 43.6% (Scott’s)

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’

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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.

Glen Keith Batch2 EWB

Glen Keith Batch 2 ~ 44% (That Boutique-Y Whisky Company)

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