Dublin Chapter: Holy Smoke: A Fine Cut From the Malts of the Fèis Ìle

  • 30 Jun 2016
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Wynn's Hotel, Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1.
  • 50


  • Special price for members

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We’ve known for years that Peat-Head Peter has a fireman’s Heart of Smoke, but now he’s got some Tales of Islay to complete the cut! Just returned from a pilgrimage east, on June 30th our good president will be presenting a full spread of phenolic treasures from Scotland’s most infamously smoky island. For those unfamiliar with the style, the small Hebridean island of Islay has been considered the heart of smoky, iodine tinted, phenol-forward malts virtually since the middle ages and continues to hold an almost cult like standing in the hearts of single malt drinkers to this day. For those who are familiar with the style, rest assured that these won’t be your typical Illeachs either. Once a year at the end of May, Islay throws itself a good old-fashioned ceilidh oiled with music, dance, Gàidhlig lessons, dining and specially seasoned masterpieces from each of its proud distilleries. This year, Peter led a small delegation to collect as many of these once-off bottlings as possible to share with our membership and himself and Beam-Suntory’s John Cashman will be joining forces to walk us through the wonders of the bottles he’s returned with. So don't miss out on what we’re confident will stand as one of the finest scotch tastings our society has ever run as we toast the achievements of our old Celtic cousins with the finest cuts of their legendary casks.

Doors open: 7:30pm (please wait in the bar before this time so we can set up the room) Tasting begins: 8:00pm sharp

Whiskeys Tasted

Bowmore Feis Ile 2016 NAS abv 54.9%

Bruichladdich Feis Ile 2016, 15 years old abv 50%

Bunnahabhain Moine 12 year old PX cask abv 52.7%

Finlaggan Feis Ile 10 year old abv 50%

Lagavulin 200 year anniversary, 8 year old abv 48%

Laphroaig Cairdeas Madeira Cask NAS abv 51.6%

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