Jolly Toper Edinburgh Januray to July 2011 Tasting Schedule – Scotch Whisky News

Tolbooth Tavern Edinburgh

Tolbooth Tavern Edinburgh

Proposed program January to July 2011:-

Themes:

Tomintoul, 21yo, 33yo 43%, Old Ballantruan 50%, port finish 46%, sherry finish

Ben Nevis: Cadenheads 12yo 57.1%, 10yo 46%, single blend, single grain, Cadenheads ‘dumpy’ 06/1965 – 12/1981 16yo

Arran: peated, ‘Oran Mor’ 56.4%, 10yo 57.1% Bourbon cask, Cadenheads (?) plus another one

Bladnoch: Rare Malts 23yo, Cadenheads 17yo 55.1%, peated, sherry cask plus one other example

Lagavulin: LG1 56.3%, Distiller’s Edition, 16yo 43%, 1995 European oak 48% and a fifth expression

Non-Scottish peaty drams: India: Amrut, U.S.A.: McCarthy’s, Japan: t.b.c., England: St. Georges, Ireland: Cooley

Islay No.1 and No.2: Port Charlotte An Toras Mor 46%, Bunnahabhain Toiteach 46%, Laphroaig triple wood 48%, Octomore Orpheus 2.2 140ppm 61%, Kilchoman,  Cadenheads Ardbeg 16yo 55.6%, Caol Ila unpeated 12yo 57.6%, Bowmore, Port Ellen and Lagavulin

Dates; (P/O/U/R/S = peaty/old/rare/unusual/rare/sherry cask)

January: 6th theme, 20th P/O/U/R/S

February: 3rd theme, 17th P/O/U/R/S

March: 3rd theme, 17th P/O/U/R/S, 31st theme

April: 14th P/O/U/R/S, 28th theme

May: 12th P/O/U/R/S, 26th theme

June: 9th P/O/U/R/S, 23rd theme

July: 7th P/O/U/R/S, 21st theme

Other future tastings:-

Peaty blends 40% : date and price tbc
Islay Mist
Islay Hallmark 8yo
Black Bottle 10yo
Black Grouse
Black Bottle
plus a special guest (Brora or Port Ellen)

Visit the Jolly Toper at http://www.jollytopertastings.co.uk/

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