Showing posts with label Yahara Bay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yahara Bay. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thank you, Crooked Water Spirits!

This past Thursday, I hosted my Barrel Finished Whiskey Workshop & Tasting event at the beautiful Yahara Bay Distillers. We talked about the legalities and regulations surrounding this growing part of the whiskey world, and folks were able to then taste how the whiskey is impacted by the process.

Many thanks to Crooked Water Spirits for allowing me to feature a selection of their spirits in this event. This was a lot of fun, everyone had a great time. We learned, we laughed, and we enjoyed great whiskey.

My next event at Yaraha Bay is the Ides of March Irish Whiskey Workshop & Tasting on March 28th. Forget your standard Irish whiskeys, this one will blow your socks off! Cheers!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

World Whiskey Blind Tasting Event at Vom Fass


Last night's Blind Whiskey Event was a blast! I had 18 people show up at VOM FASS University Ave. / DelecTable had no clue in the world what they were getting except for the fact it was going to be whiskey. I poured eight flights:

  • Radermacher 5-year Belgian Single Grain
  • Two Casks (a blend of single malts from Speyburn and Caol Ila)
  • Benrinnes 13-year Speyside Single Malt
  • Bunnahabhain 29-year Islay Single Malt
  • Teeling's Brothers-in-Arms 14-year Irish Single Malt
  • Yahara Bay American Rye
  • Great Glen 8-year (a blend of single malts from the Highland region)
  • Amrita 6-year Indian Single Malt 

The big reveal came after all eight flights were discussed and compared. A big surprise was that the Bunnahabhain was the one the fewest people chose as their favorite (only one chose it), and, as no real shocker, how well the blends were received. Folks who had never tried an Indian whisky before really enjoyed it, and the one that received the most raves was, amazingly enough, the Radermacher Belgian Single Grain.

This was the first time I've done a blind tasting with this many people, and everyone loved the format. This is something I'll be offering on a regular basis.