On Friday, January 24th BWG, in collaboration with Gates Circle Liquors held our first whisky tasting event of 2014. Attendees sampled five different smoked whiskies from around the world. Irish Whisky was represented by Connemara Peated Single Malt Whiskey. American whiskey had two showings: from Kentucky, Corsair Triple Smoke and from Texas, Balcones Brimstone. The blended whisky category was represented by Douglas Lang Big Peat. Lastly, Scotland’s Islay single malt Ardbeg 10 rounded out the group of five. Attendees were given score cards to record tasting notes and to score each whisky 1-25 on nose, taste, finish and balance. All the whiskies featured at the event are available for purchase at Gates Circle Liquors. Here are links to three of the whiskies we’ve previously reviewed: Connemara Peated Single Malt Whisky – Corsair Triple Smoke – Ardbeg 10.
BWG will be publishing reviews on Balcones Brimstone and Douglas Lang Big Peat over the next week. The tasting notes and ratings will be a collaboration between BWG and all the attendees of the Smoked Whiskies of the World event. BWG had a great time working with Gates Circle Liquors and meeting a bunch of Buffalo whiskey lovers at our first event of 2014 and look forward to more to come. Stay tuned to our site and check our events tab often for up-to-date info on upcoming events. Thank you to all who attended. Here’s to enjoying whisky with great company, cheers!