In these challenging Covid-19 lockdown times it was decided to organise our first virtual imbibing session courtesy of the Zoom video conferencing Technology. It also saw our highest ever attendence with a full house of all 12 of our ugly mugs appearing from our own drinking dens!  These inluded our newest WACWAC member - welcome Roger! 

Everyone managed to navigate their way through the Zoom technology, though being not very savvy with technology, Graham had a few initial problems.  For a while we could all see him but not hear him... apparently Sue wants to know how she can this with Graham as well..

Scottish Regions Tasting Set


We tasted five whiskies from five of the different Whisky Regions of Scotland of Lowlands, Highland, Speyside, Islands and Islay (sadly Cambeltown had to be ecluded)..

  1. The first whisky was Glenkinchie 12 yo from one of sadly, only three distilleries in the Lowlands region, along with Auchentoshan and Bladnoch.  The distillery itself prodices around 2.5m litres of whisky each year, with the majority going towards Haig's many blends.  The 12 yo has characteristics of the lightness and grassy elements that Lowland whiskies are known for...
  2. Our second whisky was Dalwhinnie 15 yo (Highland) from the second highest distillery in Scotland up in Inverness-shire, where they've been making whisky for over 120 years.. The 15 yo is elegant, smooth and medium-bodied with a light fruity palate and a whiff of heather on the finish.
  3. Next up was Glenfarclas 15 yo (Speyside) or "Valley of the green grass" in Gaelic - from one of the best distilleries on Speyside. Aged for a little longer and bottled a little stonger for a more richer, concentrated flavour. 
  4. Fourth up was Talisker 10 yo (Islands) from the Isle of Skye, with is brilliant gold colour and a smoky, sea-water saltiness to its aroma.  Not as pungeant as its neighbouring Islay's whiskies, but with a sweetness under the smoke.  Talisker was voted the most popular whisky of the evening.
  5. Finally, we tasted Lagavulin 16 yo (Islay) a full on deep, dry and peaty 'bruiser' that whilst not for the faint-hearted, inspires fanatical devotion from its many followers.

Full details of the whiskies can be found via the 'Whiskies Tasted' tab above.

Everyone enjoyed the virtual evening and a follow-on was agreed to be held around six weeks later...