Whiskies of Summer Festival – Thursday July 30th, 2015

Our first Whiskies of Summer Festival turned out to be a great success with a great selection of whiskies and a few cocktails too! We had over 100 whiskies on offer as well as a few gins. The event was slower to fill that our Spring and Fall events, which is not surprising on a Thursday night before the long weekend, but in the end we had a full house!

Highlights of the evening included the Highland Park 25 Year, Adelphi Glen Garioch 1993 (sold out), Glencadam 21 Year, Hedonism Quindecimus, Taketsuru Pure Malt, KWM Kilchoman Cask (coming soon), Arran 18 Year, Glenmorangie Quarter Century, G&M Linkwood 25 Year, Octomore 6.3 and a 4 year old Japanese grain whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, G13.1 (coming soon). Speaking of the Society we had Pheobe Brookes, the Society’s new global brand ambassador in the house. She and the carpenters had a range of 14 whiskies, 7 of them SMWS Single Grain Whiskies. Best we can tell the largest ever tasting of Society grain whiskies!

If you’re curious you can download the program. We have a list of the whiskies poured below, and a gallery of photos. Enjoy!

Download a PDF version of the tasting booklet.

KWM Tables – Hunter/Jane/Shawn/Eric

Blanton’s Gold Label Bourbon
Blanton’s Green Label Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Eagle Rare Bourbon
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 4                                
Glendronach 2003 KWM Cask
Glendronahc 1993 KWM Cask
Kilchoman 2008 KWM Cask #44
G&M Glentauchers 1994

Nikka Coffey Grain
Nikka Coffey Malt
Nikka Pure Malt Black
Nikka Pure Malt Red
Nikka Pure Malt White
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt   
Sovereign Invergordon 50 Year
anCnoc Peter Arkle 4

Arran 18 Year
BenRiach 18 Year Albariza
BenRiach 18 Year Dunder
Benromach Chateau Cissac
Cooper’s Choice Ben Nevis 1996
Cooper’s Choice Royal Brackla 1997
Springbank Society 15 Year Madeira Finish
Springbank Society Longrow 10 Year Sherry

Ardbeg Perpetuum 
Armorik Breton Single Malt
Blackadder Black Snake First Venom

Glenmorangie 18 Year
Glenmorangie 25 Year
Glenrothes Sherry Reserve
Hammer Head 1989 Czech Whisky

Gold Medal Marketing Table – Andy Dunn

Hazelburn 10 Year
Hazelburn Rundlet & Kilderkins
Springbank 12 Year Green Wood
Tullibardine Sovereign
Tullibardine Sauternes
Teeling Single Malt
G&M Linkwood 15 Year
G&M Linkwood 25 Year

PMA Canada – George McFarlane

Balvenie 12 Year Single Barrel
Black Bottl
Glenfiddich Rich Oak 14 Year
Ledaig 10 Year
Stetson Boubon
Tobermory 10 Year

Cellar Door – Marlene Howard

Adelphi Fascadale 8
Adelphi Liddesdale 8                                                                
Adelphi Glen Garioch 1993

Adelphi Glenturret 1988
Adelphi Bladnoch 1990
Dictador 20 Year
Dictador Perpetual XO

Glazers – Tony Perri

Bruichladdich Botanist
Bruichladdich Black Art 4
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3
Bruichladdich PC Islay Barley
Bruichladdich PC Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley

Edrington Group – Dan Volway

Famous Grouse & Ginger
Highland Park 12 Year
Highland Park 21 Year
Highland Park 25 Year
Macallan 1824 Gold
Macallan 1824 Amber
Macallan 1824 Sienna

Lifford Wine & Spirits – Michael Vanderheyden

Tomintoul 12 Year Port Wood
Tomintoul 16 Year
Glencadam 14 Year
Glencadam 15 Year
Glencadam 21 Year
Dillon’s Gin
Dillon’s Cherry Gin
Dillon’s Rose Gin

Scotch Malt Whisky Society – Rob & Kelly Carpenter and Phoebe Brooks

G1.11: Iced mulled wine and sorrento limoncello
G3.3: Curious but good
G3.6: Fascinating reminder of a bygone era
G4.4: Enjoy some R&R

G8.3: Surprise me

G10.4: A witch’s Christmas tipple

G13.1: A complete revalation

3.227 : Tasty farmhouse cooking

29.144: You gotta love this one

35.114: A southern gentleman

72.41: Girlie holiday breakfast dram

121.74: A box of chocolates

123.10: Sweet treats on deck

129.6: Peat candy

XEX Wine & Spirits – Arend Lucardie

Tomatin Cu Bocan Virgin Oak
Tomatin Cuatro 4 Bottle Set
- Fino
- Manzanilla
- Oloroso
- Pedro Ximenez
Tomatin Legacy
Tomatin 12 Year French Oak
Tomatin 15 Year

Authentic Wine & Spirits – J Wheelock

Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow
Compass Box The Lost Blend
Compass Box Hedonism
Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus
BenRiach 15 Year Sauternes Finish
Glendronach 18 Year Marsala Finish

Barrel Hunter – Lee

Edradour Fairy Flag
Edradour Ibisco Bourbon
Edradour Ibisco Sherry
First Edition Auchentoshan
Signatory Bunnahabhain 1988
Signatory Dufftown 1997
Signatory Glen Keith 1993
Signatory Highland Park 1990

Fountana Beverage – Nick Haltigin

Duncan Taylor Mortlach 1993
Duncan Taylor Big Smoke
Hepburn’s Choice Glen Grant 10 Year
Kavalan Bourbon 46%
Kavalan Sherry 46%
Kavalan Solist Sherry 
Whisky Agency MacDuff 2000

Thank You!

This evening would not have been possible were it not for the support and participation of its sponsors. We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their generosity.

Authentic Wine & Spirits – J. Wheelock
BenRiach/Glendronach/Compass Box

Barrel Hunter – Lee Hanson
Edradour/ First Editions/ Signatory

Cellar Door – Marlene Howard

Edrington Group – Dan Volway
Highland Park/ Macallan/Famous Grouse

Fountana Beverage – Nick Haltigin
Duncan Taylor/Hepburn’s Choice/Kavalan

Galzers – Tony Perri

Gold Medal Marketing – Andy Dunn & Kim Matthews
Hazelburn/ Gordon & MacPhail/ Springbank/ Tullibardine/ Teeling

Kirkwood Diamond – Tim Auger
Bernheim/ Evan Williams/ Glengoyne/ Smokehead

KWM Staff – Hunter/Jane/Eric/Shawn/Grant/Sebastian/Christine/

Arran/Coopers Choice/ Glendronach/ Kilchoman/ Nikka/ Ardbeg/ Sovereign/ Hammer Head/ Springbank/ Glenmorangie/

Lifford Wine & Spirits – Ellen McGregor
Dillon’s /Glencadam/ Tomintoul

Noseworthy Imports – Rob & Kelly Carpenter and Phoebe Brooks
Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada

PMA Canada – George McFarlane
Balvenie/Black Bottle/Glenfiddich/Ledaig/Tobermory/Stetson

XEX Wine & Spirits – Arend Lucardie

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