October 19, 2011

Bachelor Party Scotch Tasting - by candlelight!

It was a cold and stormy night..............an appropriate beginning to this very atmospheric bachelor party Scotch tasting. The hosts had only recently moved into a new home, so wonderful candlelight replaced the not yet installed dining room light. A group of nine enthusiastic tasters enjoyed five great Scotches with equally great food. The groom is a fan of smoky whiskies, so Islay was well represented, with the Laphroaig Quarter Cask and (one of my absolute favourite drams) the Ardbeg Uigeadail. As it happens, it was a cold and stormy night - easily forgotten with a good dram in hand, fine food on the table and the anticipation of a wedding the following day. Congratulations to Mark and Gillian. Lang may yer lum reek!