In case you haven’t been outside lately, allow us to note that whisky weather has truly descended upon us.
This is of course not at all a bad thing—as long as your whisky’s up to the challenge.
Laphroiag’s live tasting gets us in the mood for fall
If you’ve never tried the stuff, it’s a mouth full of Barbour jackets, tweed suits and walks on a misty moor.
And that’s just the first sip.
Tomorrow (September 26), the famed distillery, established in 1815, is broadcasting its seventh annual Laphroaig® Live tasting at 8pm/ET from Brooklyn, NY.
That is, from an original Hudson River Barge, which at over 99 years old has seen cargo come and go into New York for almost a century, to be precise.
Panelists will sample single malt whisky aboard a 99-year-old barge
Barge space is pretty limited, but you’re welcome to join in via www.Laphroaig.com/Live from the comfort of your own peat fire.
The 45-minute live stream will feature a panel of four experts sampling the whisky expressions and discussing their merits, including Laphroaig Master Distiller John Campbell, Bourbon Ambassador Adam Harris, Mixologist and Founder of Ward III Michael J. Neff, and GQ Web Editor Kevin Sintumuang.
On the pour list will be Laphroaig Quarter Cask, double matured in two barrels made of American oak; Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 Port Wood Edition; Laphroaig QA, named for American oak, aka Quercus Alba, a travel retail exclusive finished in uncharred new American oak casks; and for contrast, some good old American whisky—Maker’s 46.
Laphroiag, founded in 1815, is known for its rich, smoky single malts
To join in, you can log on to www.Laphroaig.com/Live to watch the show on Thursday (September 26); tweet about it at @LaphroaigUSA #LaphroaigLive #Laphroaig #Whisky on Twitter; and visit www.Facebook.com/LaphroaigUSA.
It’s like a trip to Scotland without the NSA, bitchy stewardesses and bad airplane food…
- Posted September 25, 2013
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