In February 2024 we travelled to our most 'rural' member, Bob at his chateau in leafy Tadworth..

We welcomed a new member to our inner imbibing circle, Chris Taylor - a fellow ex PwC employee, and everyone knows how wonderful and modest such people are.. Welcome Chris!

The three whiskies we tasted were:

Isle of Raasay  – Dun Cana Sherry Qtr Cask - a release that combines Raasay’s peated and unpeated spirit, matured in American rye whiskey casks and re-racked into Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks.  This whisky delivered lashings of dried fruit character punctuated by peppery spice. This is a single malt with aromas of dried sultanas, milk chocolate shavings, salted caramel and ground nutmeg on the nose with an aromatic woody smoke and ground white pepper on the finish.

Red Spot 15yo - The third entry in the Spot range of single pot still whiskeys is a rich, spicy and enticing Irish whiskey, exploring the influence of sherry and Marsala casks. Matured for more than 15 years in ex-bourbon, -sherry and -Marsala casks, it combines ripe, dried and stewed fruit flavours with sweetness and spice.

Glenmorangie 18yo - Part of Glenmorangie’s Prestige Range, this 18 year old spent its first 15 years in American white oak bourbon casks. After this time, 30% was transferred to Oloroso sherry casks where it spent its final days, as the rest remained in bourbon casks. After 18 years has passed in total, the whisky was reunited and bottled at 43% ABV. A thick, creamy and fruity single malt Scotch