A big thank you to everyone who made it out to Martin's West last night for the Snow Phoenix tasting. I was so happy that more than twenty people came and had a taste! The bottle was gone in less than 45 minutes, so we're buying two bottles for next week. This coming Tuesday will feature the brand new Glenmorangie Finealta, an elegant, lightly-peated offering from one of my favorite distilleries. In an attempt to promote the tastings effectively, we've decided to plan this out a few weeks at a time, so after the Finealta we're going to pour the Compass Box Double Single, which I know so many of you have been dying to taste. The following Tuesday should showcase the Connemara 12 Peated Irish from Cooley distillery, a whiskey I got to revisit recently with John Cashman. All of these whiskies are selections that peak the curiosity, but keep people teetering back and forth in their decision to actually purchase a bottle. Allow me to lift the curtain of uncertainty and allow you all to know once and for all if these are must-haves, or simply delicious could-have-beens.
One thing I've learned that will be remedied next time - we'll all meet in the back and sit in closer proximity so it's more like a group, rather than spread out all over the place! Hey, it's still a work in progress.