Easter Single Cask Scotch Whisky Tasting


Invitation

Dear Càrn Mòr Society Members!

Time has come and on short notice, as the whiskys have arrived only now. The first tasting 2016 is just around the corner:

EASTER SINGLE CASK SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING
Friday, 4. March 2016
at: s‘Baumgarten, Linzerstrasse 297, 1140 Vienna
(From U4 5 – 8 minutes’ walk or by tram no 52 – stops in front of the building)

Start: 18.00 hrs
Whisky Tasting: 19.00 hrs

Tobermory 2008 @ 46 % vol.
Glentauchers 1996 @ 46 % vol.
Secret 1 – distilled 1994, bottled January 2016, 49,3 % vol.
Secret 2 – distilled Sept. 1990, bottled January 2016, 48,5 % vol.
Secret 3 – distilled Dec. 1991, bottled January 2016, 54,5 % vol.
Secret 4 – distilled March 1991, bottled January 2016, 55,1 % vol.
Black Gold Glen Garioch 1998, Cask # 3728, bottled January 2016, 57,5 % vol.
Macallan 1989, Cask # 6994, distilled 3.5.1989, bottled 30.3.2015, 42,5 % vol.
Bowmore 1991, Cask # 616, bottled January 2016, 54,9 % vol.

This time the menu consists of Asian fishsoup followed by lamb scottish style and as dessert apple crumble.

The contribution fee for the meal and the whisky tasting is for the Càrn Mòr Society members and their friends € 48.00 p. P.

Minimum number of participants: 20, maximum 35, therefore we kindly ask you for a timely notification to office@gillespiepartners.com.

IMPORTANT: Please transfer the contribution fee of € 48, – per participant to the following account: IBAN: AT02 2011 1300 0106 5720, Account Nr. 300010-65720, with Erste Bank AG, BIC: GIBAATWWXXX, BLZ 20111, recipient: Gillespie & Partners GmbH, Kantgasse 3, 1010 Wien, Reference: „ Your Name (“John Sample”) and Càrn Mòr Tasting 04.03.16“. In addition we ask you to send your registration to the following e-mail address: office@gillespiepartners.com.

We are looking forward to seeing you latest on 04 March 2016

Thomas Gillespie


Review

Easter Tasting was in some way an exaggeration but an good opportunity to taste some appropriate presents for good friends.

It is almost standard to start the tasting with two CÀRN MÒR Strictly Limited Edition single malt whiskies and with surprise we noticed that the 7 year old Tobermory turned out to be the guest’s favourite beating the 19 year old Glentauchers.

Both were followed by 4 secrets …
Secret 1 – distilled 1994, bottled January 2016, 49,3 % vol.
Secret 2 – distilled Sept. 1990, bottled January 2016, 48,5 % vol.
Secret 3 – distilled Dec. 1991, bottled January 2016, 54,5 % vol.
Secret 4 – distilled March 1991, bottled January 2016, 55,1 % vol.
What secrets? Sometimes it is necessary to seduce the single malt whisky aficionados. And to cut a long story short – all were quite thankful for the little trick. All four whiskies were single grain whiskies:

Girvan 1994 – 21 years old
Cambus 1990 – 25 years old
Strathclyde 1991 – 24 years old
Port Dundas 1991 – 24 years old

During the tasting the bottles were “made anonymous“, i.e. you could not see the label and had no idea what kind of whisky this was. Guessing was the immediate reaction – which region, age, matured in which type of cask?

Finally, after the secret was disclosed the common opinion was that single grain whiskies deserve a much greater attention than usually granted.

Then we finished with three CÀRN MÒR stars

Glen Garioch 1998 – Black Gold Edition
Macallan 1989
Bowmore 1991
All three bottlings are extremely rare – please see the details on our homepage respectively the lineup.

The excellent food prepared by our chef Peter Weginger contributed to this pleasant and entertaining evening.


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