Our May tastings are taking a peated turn. In the hands of the right whisky makers, peat can unveil incredible layers of flavour that can be full on and heady but can also be surprisingly and delightfully subtle. Early in the month, Billy Abbott selects his favourite peated expressions from our exclusives, followed later in the month by Kilchoman European Tour’s stopping at our Covent Garden shop. Read on to find out more…
Peaty Exclusives from The Whisky Exchange
4 May 2023, The Whisky Exchange Great Portland Street, W1W 7NT
Hosted by The Whisky Exchange ambassador Billy Abbott, this tasting is your chance to explore the world of peat with our favourite picks from our most recent raft of exclusives. The line-up features an Ardbeg 2000 and an Islay 1991 alongside four more exclusive whiskies from across Scotland and beyond. These are whiskies that have been released as part of the 50th anniversary of The Whisky Exchange’s co-founders’ family opening their original west London off-licence.
Start your Bank Holiday off right with a welcome drink on arrival before Billy guides you through the six exclusive whiskies. Peat has an incredible variety of flavours to discover from the beach bonfires of Ardbeg and Islay, through the combination of sherry and peat, to exciting flavours in whiskies from from unexpected sources.
Kilchoman European Tour Tasting
24 May 2023, The Whisky Exchange Covent Garden, WC2E 9HH
Kilchoman have partnered with Land Rover and are heading off on a European tour with a limited-edition port-and-bourbon-matured bottling only available at tour stops or with a Land Rover purchase.
Hosted by George and James Wills, sons of the distillery’s founder, this tasting will feature not only the limited-edition release, but also the latest editions of the core range, examples of its new makes, and some new upcoming releases, showcasing Kilchoman’s love of experimenting with casks.
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