April Whisky Tasting 2019

Full house! April’s whisky tasting saw 22 attendees, joined by the society’s Laird Peter.

After a brief intro by Peter, we got started on the Loch Lomond Original.  Although it received mixed reviews with an average of 5.89 out of 10, it proved that there are some very reasonably priced single malts available that needn’t break the (club’s) bank, and enabled slightly higher priced lineup of drams to follow.

Second pour saw the Armorik Classic from France. Armoric is an up-and-coming distillery from a country known for wine over whisky, but produced a good score of 6.95 out of 10.

The Macallan 12 year followed and received a great score 8.18 out of 10, making it the favourite of the night.  A few members were glad to return to this after it’s recent popularity by a certain suit.

Featuring forth was a limited Glenmorangie release, ‘The Astar’, purchased by the club at last year’s expo. Attendees rated it with an average score of 7.73, although slightly hindered by the preceding smoothness of the Macallan.

Finally, the Glenfarclas 105 came and knocked a few guest’s socks off, producing a mixed review that averaged out to 7.02 out of 10.

Next month will see the return of our chieftain, with hopefully a few scotches from his recent holiday.

Cheers, Rick