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St Andrew’s Day Whisky Tasting: New & Old

30/11/2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£25

Six Whiskies -NEW & OLD

What better way to celebrate St Andrew’s Day than with a guided whisky tasting?  Come and join me as I introduce 6 Scottish whiskies fitting the theme of New & Old.

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The oldest record of whisky production in Scotland comes from the 15th century and, while I can’t provide any 500-year-old drams, there are plenty of historic distilleries still around and bottling gold. To contrast this, I’ll also present some offerings from the newest distilleries to fully investigate the current state of Scottish whisky.
The balanced line-up of 6 whiskies will cover a wide range of styles and includes a very special (and very sold out) bottle: Arrival – the inaugural release from the Holyrood Distillery (more details here).

A guided whisky tasting:
All are welcome to attend the event, whether you consider yourself a whisky expert or haven’t explored it at all. The evening will start with an introduction to the event and the first whisky, explaining a bit about why I’ve chosen it. We’ll share some nosing and tasting notes and then I’ll let you enjoy the whisky with your friends and fellow guests. After a short while this process will repeat for each of the remaining whiskies. I’ll be happy to try and answer any questions about the whiskies, the process of making them and the industry at any point.

About me, your host:
My philosophy with whisky is that there’s no wrong way to enjoy it. Neat, with water, with ice, blended, smokey, sweet, from Scotland or Japan or Mexico! Everyone should be able to enjoy tasting what they taste and smelling what they smell in whatever way they choose.
I’ve been hosting whisky tastings in Cambridge for nearly 4 years. Mostly this has been as a part of the Cambridge University Whisky Appreciation Society, but in the last year I have branched out to reach a wider audience to share this wonderful spirit with. After studying in Scotland and continuing to explore the world of whisky in the 7 years since, from Cambridge, I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others and find that there’s always more whisky to try.
To see a bit more check out my linktree.

Admission only with pre-booked tickets – no sales on the door.
Strictly over-18’s only

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NCI Centre
NCI Centre, 1 Holland Street
Cambridge, CB4 3DL
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