Following the Whisky Show 2020 and Cadenhead’s Virtual Whisky Week, there was a lull in the volume of whisky tastings. Next week, that all changes. We have listed 18 tastings next week, which is the busiest week since our site began. Some of the heavy hitters are out in force, but there are some truly unique tastings that we may never see again.
The tastings begin on Wednesday, with Great Drams hosting their 30 Year Old Tasting event. Great Drams rarely disappoint, and this should be no exception. Also on Wednesday, #WhiskeyOnline begin their week long festivities. Hosted by three legends of the Irish whiskey community – Omar, Ivor and Laurie – they have amassed a truly spectacular who’s who of the Irish whiskey industry to raise money for an important cause – Down Syndrome Ireland. The fun continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will showcase the experimental nature of the Irish whiskey industry.
Thursday continues the excellent tastings, with Kilchoman hosting their whisky and food pairing event. Expect some excellent chocolate pairings, such as the haggis spice dark chocolate. Inverurie Whisky Shop will also have an event that night, with much-loved Michter’s samples on offer.
Friday is the granddaddy of them all. There are TEN tastings taking place online, with highlights from Isle of Raasay and Bunnahabhain. A review of the Raasay tasting is here – worth noting it was one of the best tastings I have done this year. The Bunna tasting also looks exceptional, with some incredible drams lined up for their St. Andrews Drams extravaganza. There are also tastings from whisky shops and distilleries that are truly incredible.
The Wee Dram round out the week, with their excellent Islay Zoom Tasting. With so much incredible variety in the drams on offer, and enough time to book a ticket for most of them, make sure you check out the full listings here.