Australia & New Zealand Branch Meeting 6th December 2005Report:

 

26 members and friends of the Islay Whisky Club met on the 6th December 2005 at Northbridge Bistro to sample a great collection of whiskies (not all from Islay, obviously) and enjoyed a dinner cooked by Chef John Evans with a dessert by Sonia Evans, with matched whiskies by Franz Scheurer.

 

Here is a list of the whiskies:

 

Glenmorangie:

15 y/o (double wood)

18 y/o

Port Wood Finish

Burgundy Wood Finish

Madeira Wood Finish

Sherry Wood Finish

 

Ardbeg:

10 y/o Standard Bottling

Old Malt Cask 1993 10 y/o

Connoisseurs Choice 1994 10 y/o

Connoisseurs Choice 1978 bottled 2005

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Ardbeg 21 y/o

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 33.57 Ardbeg Cask 57 6 y/o

 

Connoisseurs Choice Port Ellen 1982

Bruichladdich Fifteen

Jura Superstition

Bunnahabhain 12 y/o

Talisker Distillerís Edition 1990

Lagavulin 12 y/o

Bowmore Mariner 15 y/o

Bowmore Darkest Sherry Oaked

 

Laphroaig:

Laphroaig 10 y/o

Laphroaig 15 y/o

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

 

24 Whiskies to try and compare

1 Blind

 

Matched Whiskies with Dinner:

 

APPLEWOOD SMOKED BARRAMUNDI BRANDADE WITH GOLDEN BEETROOT AND HERB SALAD.
Ardbeg 10 Standard Bottling


ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GRILLED SPANISH CHORIZO, MANZANILLA OLIVES, TOMATO, SALTED LEMON AND OREGANO.

Glenfarclas 1980 Single Cask 3164 25 y/o

CHOCOLATE AND EXPRESSO MOUSSE WITH MUDDLED CHERRIES

Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish

 

This was a fabulous opportunity to smell, taste, swirl, sniff and talk whisky and everyone had a great time.

 

Thanks to Charles Delelis-Fanien and Moet-Hennessy for supporting the event and to Ardbeg for the presentation of the Ardbeg 17 y/o.

 

Here are some pics from the night: