Some of us whisky lovers tend to turn up our nose to a dram when we hear that it is a grain whisky.
But have we really had the opportunity to try some mature grain whiskies?
Can we truly call ourselves aficionados if we have not savored the liquid that composes the majority of the mixture in the worlds whisky blends (which make up the majority of the whiskies sold throughout the world)?
Cameronbridge is the oldest and largest grain distillery in Europe. It is the powerhouse of DCL’s grain division and, with the closure of Port Dundas in 2010, is now Diageo’s sole wholly-owned grain plant. Also, it is the main grain alcohol constituent in most Diageo blended whiskies like Johnnie Walker and Dimple.
Cameronbridge has produced some single grain expressions such as “Cameron Brig” and “The Haig” but the truly special productions are brought to us by independent bottlers.
Time and the proper wood does wonderful things to this grain whisky!
At this tasting we will try three such whiskies:
- Wilson & Morgan 30yo Cameronbridge
- Duncan Taylor 33yo Octave Cameronbridge
- SMWS 34yo Cameronbridge
Through a comparison of these three wonderful drams, we will attempt to detect a common thread through the three Cameronbridge expressions. More importantly we will endeavor to discover how different the taste profile can be within the same distillery.
As a special feature we will be comparing the taste profile of this mature grain expression with that of one of the blends that incorporate Cameronbridge grain whisky.
It’s time to open our mind and palate to grain whisky!
When: November 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Where: 3845 99 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $40 Members, $45 Non-Memers