Gin Tasting

Friday, 13th July at 8pm in the Parish Hall of Little St Mary’s Church (Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QG)

Join us on the 13th of July at Little Saint Mary’s for a gin tasting. Gin has been getting more and more popular over the last few years with the recent expansion in interest for whisky, so there is a plethora of not only many different gin distilleries, but also many many different types of gin! From the traditional juniper lead gins, to rhubarb gin, crazy stuff like gin that has been barrel aged in islay casks! Hope to see you all there for a relaxing summer GINcident.

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Billy Abbott, brand ambassador for the Whisky Exchange

Friday, 4th May at 8pm in the Parish Hall of Little St Mary’s Church (Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QG)

Greetings, and welcome to the summer term of tastings!

Our first tasting will be hosted by a guest for a change! We’re very lucky to have had Billy Abbott offer to host a tasting for us, the brand ambassador for the Whisky Exchange’s line of exclusive bottlings! The Whisky Exchange are one of the UK’s largest online retailers for all things whisky, rum, gin, brandy etc and have had many exclusive bottlings over the years that you could only purchase from them. We get most of the whisky for our tastings from the Whisky Exchange, so getting to sample a range of their hand picked casks, as well as one of their most recent releases that sold out instantly, should be an absolute treat!

We’ll be looking forward to seeing you all at 20:00 on the 4th of May in the Parish Hall of LITTLE SAINT MARY’s rather than our usual venue of Selwyn College.

See you all then!

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Premium Tasting

Friday, 9th March at 8pm in the Tower Room at Selwyn College

Whisky prices have a wide range, with our usual tastings taking bottles from different price ranges to keep our ticket prices low. With this tasting, the whiskies we’ve chosen are all in the range of £100 or more, with some special bottles being chosen by our committee. Each bottle will be selected and presented by a different member of our Committee to give a varied and very exclusive line-up. At our normal tastings, we generally have a single bottle of whisky that retails for about £100. At the Premium Tasting, every whisky will cost around £100. It will be an amazing night of extremely fine whisky.

 

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International Tasting

Friday, 23rd February at 8pm in the Tower Room at Selwyn College

Whisky has been dominated by the Scotch industry for many years but in recent history, there has been a steady increase in the accolades and acclaim directed outside of Scotland, towards countries such as Japan and more recently Taiwan and India. The International Tasting seeks to expand your palates beyond Scotland and towards the rest of the world, where away from the eyes of the SWA they push the boundaries and strive to make better whisky.

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Blind Tasting

Friday, 9th February at 8pm in the Tower Room at Selwyn College

Often we can tell what to expect from a whisky given its age, its type, its providence and this gives us expectations as to what we’d expect from the whisky. Tasting the whiskies blind challenges us not to focus on all this extraneous information and instead focus solely on the flavours of the whisky. This in turn will allow us to better appreciate the subtleties of and differences between each whisky.

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Liquid Gold

Friday, 26th January at 8pm in the Tower Room at Selwyn College

Jim Murray, a controversial whisky writer whose opinions often divide the whisky community, is most well known for publishing his “Whisky Bible” annually, a tome in which he has collated all the whisky he has tried, often with creative tasting notes describing the smells and flavours of the whisky. In his “Whisky Bible”, whiskies which score above 95 are awarded the title of Liquid Gold. It is from this list of Liquid Gold awardees that this tasting is constructed.

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