Last night I joined forces with Kenneth Boll of Cask & Ale as we made our way to Milwaukee to host a charity tasting event... with twenty whiskeys. This wasn't a choice of twenty, it was twenty pours for each attendee!
That sounds like a lot and it was, but we did it safely. Anyone who drove to the event required a designated driver, and those who didn't drive walked in from their nearby homes. There was also plenty of food and water. Most folks were good about using dump buckets.
The venue was a lot of fun. Dave, the organizer, held the event at his home - but we were on top of his garage - he converted the rooftop to a deck! Thankfully, the weather mostly cooperated, no rain, not overly hot, but it was very humid. As such, no photos of me melting in my shirt will be posted.
This was a worldwide whiskey tour, giving folks a chance to taste a little of everything. There were a few selections I would have liked to have added in, but we had a few requests which included not to serve anything peated, and for a majority of the pours to be American. Here's what was served:
- Russell's Reserve 10 Bourbon
- Michter's 10 Bourbon
- Jos. A. Magnus Triple Cask Bourbon
- Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon
- Redemption High Rye Cask Strength Bourbon
- Jefferson's Ocean Voyage 10 Cask Strength Bourbon
- Old Forester 1920 Bourbon
- Booker's Country Ham Bourbon
- Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A119 Bourbon
- Thomas S. Moore Extended Port Cask Finished Bourbon
- Whistlepig 12 Rye
- High West A Midwinter Night's Dram Rye
- Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Rum Casks
- Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky
- Midleton Very Rare Irish Whisky
- Redbreast 12 Cask Strength Irish Whisky
- Brenne 10 French Single Malt
- Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Scotch
- The Glendronach 12 Single Malt Scotch
- Paul John Classic Single Malt Indian Whisky