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Water Of Life Society Tasting 15/8 The Giving Tree Tasting 05/03/2015

Water Of Life Society Tasting 15/8

The Giving Tree Tasting

05/03/2015

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From the tree we have casks and from the casks we have whisky and the whisky is good. So let us celebrate and educate how different casks impart their delicious flavours upon the whiskies we love. At this tasting we will be serving up 4 whiskies matured in different types of casks along with their casks’ original inhabitants. So that’s 4 whiskies and 4 non-whiskies. If you’ve ever wondered where the flavours of whisky come from, this is the tasting for you!

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#1 Glen Moray 10 Years Old Chardonnay Cask ~ 40% (Glen Moray Distillery) paired with

Kirkland 2012 Californian Chardonnay

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#2 Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 Years Old 1995 Sauternes ~ 52.6% (Wm Cadenhead) paired with

Chateau De Myrat 2005 Sauternes

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#3 Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength ~ 60% (Glenfarclas Distillery) paired with

Lustau East India Solera Sherry

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#4 Longrow Red 11 Years Old Port Casks ~ 51.8% (Springbank) paired with

Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port

With each pairing Richard had attempted to display the characteristics of the casks previous occupants alongside whisky matured in said casks, helping us understand where some of the flavours in the whisky originate from. An excellent selection of both whiskies and accompanying drinks was very well received by all.

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