What an evening! What a great job Thomas Carrara did! So much was packed into a flavorful evening for sure. George was unfortunately unable to attend but certainly joined us in spirit from his red-eye flight from Vegas...
Bruichladdich is one of our favorite distilleries and it's not hard to understand why.
Selections for the evening:
Bruichladdich - The Botanist Gin
Bruichladdich - Classic Laddie - Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich - Islay Barley - Rockside Farm 2007
Port Charlotte - Scottish Barley
Port Charlotte - Islay Barley
Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1
There wasn't much of the Black Art so Thomas selected trivia winners to enjoy a taste of that and give their impressions.
Thomas did a fantastic job running through the storied history of the Bruichladdich distillery and where it fits in the whisky world both geographically and otherwise!
We had approximately 45 people attend and I'll let the pictures tell the story...
Gift pack giveaway won by Jay Silva!
Gretchen: Black Art trivia winner (she wins everything!)
Eddie answered one of the trivia questions (with some help from Darren)...
Cigars on the deck in January!? What the what??
We had a great mix of newcomers and folks that have joined us before but everyone certainly seemed to enjoy the company, the education and the whisky!
We partnered with Norfolk Wine & Spirits (Norfolk, MA) which generated some business from the event not the least of which were 2 Black Art purchases!
We also gave away a Bruichladdich gift pack with 3 each 200ml bottles in it.
Lastly, we had a bottle of Glencadam 15 year old that we opened and shared with those who were able to hang out for a bit. We thought it might be a good idea to bring that for those who were growing weary of all the peat!
Many thanks again to Thomas as well as Norfolk Wine & Spirits and all who attended! You all made it a complete success and we can't wait to begin planning the next one!
Darren & George