A Taste of Scotland: Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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A Taste of Scotland: Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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A Taste of Scotland: Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Thursday, July 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


When: 7/20/17 (Thursday) @ 7:00 PM
Where: LANDMARK DINER (Buckhead), 3652 Roswell Road NE,
Atlanta, GA - Ph: (404) 816-9090 (Roswell @ Piedmont)
Why: Learn, Appreciate & Enjoy… Single Malt
Who: Jack Smith, C.S.S., President
Metro Atlanta Scotch Club
Wallet: $40 Advanced Online Purchase / $45 At the Door

WHAT A LOVELY LINE-UP! Three Highland single malts will get us started: Blair Athol 12 (its only official bottling), Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve (a fine whisky!), and Oban 18 (by far, my favorite Oban expression). Next up is Highland Park 12 which I recently learned is the favorite whisky of Gordon Motion, Edrington’s master blender, who grew up in Orkney. It’s the ‘go-to’ malt for many and a prototypical Scotch malt whisky. Amrut Fusion, mildly peated at circa 6-ppm, is popular to the point it flies of the shelf, so buy one when you spot a bottle. Our final whisky is Caol Ila 10 by the top indie bottler, Gordon & MacPhail (est. 1895). At 46% ABV, non-chillfiltered and no coloration added, Caol Ila 10 (peated at 35-38 ppm) is not only a huge bargain at $70, it perfectly captures the taste profile of one of the best distilleries in the world. This flight works well together to the point of creating synergies whereby the whole is greater than the sum of its parts… in a word: magic. Come and see for yourself…

WHISKY MENU: 6 Single Malts (3 Highlands, 1 Island, 1 Islay and 1 Indian)
1. BLAIR ATHOL Single Malt / 12-year (“Flora & Fauna” range) / 43% ABV / OB / Dist Owner: Diageo plc / Highland (Southern)
2. GLEN GARIOCH Single Malt / '1797 Founder’s Reserve' / NAS / 48% ABV / NCF / OB / Dist Owner: Morrison Bowmore Distillers (Beam Suntory Inc./Suntory Holdings Ltd.) / Highland (Eastern)
3. OBAN Single Malt / 18-year (Limited Edition) / 43% ABV / OB / Dist Owner: Diageo plc / Highland (Western)
4. HIGHLAND PARK Single Malt / 12-year / 43% ABV / OB / Dist Owner: Edrington Group Ltd. (The Robertson Trust) / Island (Isle of Orkney)
5. AMRUT Indian Single Malt / 'Fusion' / NAS / 50% ABV / NCF / OB: Amrut Distilleries / Dist Owner: N.R. Jagdale Group (the Jagdale family) / India (Southern)
6. CAOL ILA Single Malt / 10-year / 46% ABV / NCF / IB: Gordon & MacPhail (Connoisseurs Choice) / Dist Owner: Diageo plc / Islay (North Shore)

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