Guests will lead on a single malt-based exploration of Scotland, illuminating different drams that best encapsulate the flavours of each unique origin. The journey will delve into the bronze fruitiness of the Lowland Auchentoshan Three Wood Whisky, through Speyside’s full-bodied Glenfarclas 15 year old to the intricate tones of Highland Dalmore 12 year old. Guests will then be transported to the rugged Isle of Skye with the wild smokiness of Talisker 10 year old and out to the peaty Islay with Caol Ila 12 year old whisky. These whiskies will be complemented by samples of three Scottish beers rounded off with the Burn’s Night staple: a serving of haggis. Not bad for £25.
Ranging from local craft beers, to unusual brews and wheat beers, the boilermakers for the evening have been carefully chosen. Whisky and beer begin production with the same three basic ingredients – water, barley and yeast, which is perhaps why they are the perfect pairing.
Tickets will include five flights of whisky, three samples of beer and a serve of haggis. The Gallery have also devised a selection of cocktails especially for the night based on the whiskies highlighted, which will be available to purchase at the end of the session.
The Whisky 101 series of intriguing monthly whisky evenings will continue throughout the year offering an insight into unique whiskies from around the globe for aficionados and novices alike.
There are other tasting nights throughout the year, handy if you get a taste for this one.
The Gallery, 190 Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, NW6 3AY 020 7625 9184
Monday 25 January, 7pm-9pm Tickets: £25 www.billetto.co.uk/whisky-101-burns-night-tour-of-scottish-whisky