The Whisky Lounge News For June June 2011 – Scotch Whisky News


Hi all,

Hope you are all well and warming up nicely for your summer heatwave, which is bound to be as predictable as the rest of the year!

Fresh from my IWSC judging duties (only the 150 whiskies over 3 days…) I have come to the conclusion that whisky is good. Not particularly technical or revelatory but I thought you might like to know what goes on – in fact I may write a little ‘diary’ of the three days for the Facebook page.

I have also come to realise that this coming weekend and week sees the last of our tastings for the first half of the year and until August. There are still places available on all, although not many, but it would be a shame not to have a full house for the fantastic whiskies on show!

They are, of course;

Berry Brothers & Rudd, Manchester, Britons Protection – Friday 17th June
Seafood & Whisky Extravaganza, Newcastle, Blackfriars – Sunday 19th June
Berry Brothers & Rudd, London, Red Lion, Crown Passage – Tuesday 21st June

The Berry’s tastings are £22 per person and are highly recommended (as usual!) with some extraordinary whiskies that are not widely available. The Seafood and Whisky Extravaganza involves the pairing of various lovely drams with a specially designed 6-course taster menu. If you have never tried anything like this before, it is going to be an eye-opener! Cost of this is £45 – bargain!

To find out more or to book any of these, please click here or go to the website.


I am pleased to announce there are six further Whisky Festivals from The Whisky Lounge this year! They are, in date order;

Brighton 3rd September
Liverpool 10th September
York 17th September
Stratford Upon Avon 1st October
Manchester 15th October
Leeds 12th November

Phew, I think that’s it so get them in the diary! Tickets and details for the first three will be up very shortly, with the last three very soon after – watch this space…

Chivas Tastings
These were a great success and thanks to all that attended and took part – hope you agree they were excellent tastings. I am writing up the results and some random musings on the Whisky Lounge Facebook page, which can be accessed here. If you don’t do Facebook (and I don’t entirely blame you if you don’t) and would like a copy, I can email it to you. Just send me an email requesting this and I will get it to you as soon as possible.

That’s all for now but I hope to see you at one of the raft of events for the rest of 2011!







Eddie Ludlow
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