A rare trip into Whisky heaven
First ever live WebTV broadcast from inside a distillery
Chat date: Wednesday 18th June 2008
Chat time: 8pm
When distillers Laphroaig launched their first ever live online whisky tasting, an army of malt fans from around the world made it the largest interactive event of its kind.
From New Zealand to Sweden, New York to Sydney, thousands of you watched the live WebTV show in London and mailed in hundreds of questions to the eminent panel of distillers, connoisseurs and writers.
Now you have the chance to join in an even bigger event live from the Laphroaig distillery on the Scottish island of Islay. The distillery sits on the South coast of the island with views of both Scotland and Ireland and the show will be broadcast from inside the distillery's original bonded warehouse number one - normally only accessible to distillery staff and customs officers.
So if you love whisky but are keen to know more about those wonderful single malts and how they are blended to taste so good we have a treat for you this evening. Master blender Robert Hicks and Distillery Manager John Campbell will host an exclusive tasting session, which includes four Laphroaig malts, the highlight being a new Quarter Cask triple wood, drawn and tasted live from a sherry cask.
They will be joined by writer Martine Nouet, Keeper of the Quaich, and if you want to know what that means you will need to join the live show to find out.
Our guests will take you through all the finer points of getting the best out of a single malt whisky, from the colour, weight and nose to the all important taste and finish. How much water, if any, should you add to your glass? What do the aromas tell you about the whisky? Which flavours and textures should you be expecting as the whisky hits your palate?
Robert Hicks, Laphroaig's Master Blender, John Campbell, Distillery Manager, and whisky writer Martine Nouet join us live online at http://www.webchats.tv/chats/FoodAndDri ... skyheaven/ on Wednesday 18th June at 8pm for a live whisky tasting.
Click here to submit questions before the chat http://www.webchats.tv/chats/FoodAndDri ... skyheaven/
For more information visit http://www.Laphroaig.com/live <http://www.laphroaig.com/live>
A few interesting snippets for those that might not have caught the broadcast.
Despite what it says on the carton the recent Cairdeas bottling isn't artificially coloured - the carton was mis-printed.
There's to be a special 21 YO 'friends' bottling for our American cousins sometime in the fall and this will be limited to approx. 1420 bottles
Cairdeas 30 is on the way but no mention of price.
That we'll be paradaise!
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