A Whisky Appreciation Society that meets quarterly to discuss, taste and imbibe quality whiskies from around the world. 

Michael Baker International Celebrates 75-Year Anniversary | SWS

WACWAC history was made in January when we not only held our second meeting within the same month - but we also reached a magnificent benchmark as we sampled our 75th whisky!

We visited the Lowland Region of Scotland and sampled four superb whiskies which are listed below, along with their average whisky ratings out of a perfect 20 and 'league position':

  1. Glenkinchie 12yo - 11.63 (64th)
  2. Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke - 14.38 (28th)
  3. Kingsbarns Family Reserve 2020 - 15.25 (19th)
  4. Bladnoch Samsara - 16.50 (5th)

It was another great gathering in the WACWAC tasting room and we hope our absent friends will be returning to our fold soon. 

Links to the Lowland meeting can be found under the 'Meetings' tab and to all the above whiskies under the 'Whiskies Tasted' tab.



The date of our next meeting will be on Friday 12th March 2021 and to celebrate St Patrick's Day the following week we will be lining up our own 'traffic lights' of Irish Spot whiskies from the distillery of the Mitchell Brothers - Red Spot, Yellow Spot and Green Spot - so named because the  Mitchells matured their whiskey in casks under the streets of Dublin in their network of underground cellars. When their fortified wine casks were filled exclusively with Jameson spirit from the old Bow St. Distillery, they were marked with a daub or ‘spot’ of paint which identified how long the barrels would be matured for. Blue for 7 years, Green for 10 years, Yellow for 12 years and Red for 15 years—hence the name Spot Whiskey.


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