2015 Meetings

Letchworth Festival Malt Whisky Tasting

On Friday 26th June 2015 a Malt Whisky Tasting was held at the Settlement attended by 28 keen admirers of the golden spirit. Over the course of the evening we sampled five Scottish Malts and they were marked and discussed as we progressed. It should be noted that the more whisky that was sampled, the more the volume of debate, comment and laughter increased!

The five whiskies were chosen from a different region to highlight, compare and contrast the variation available;

Cardhu                                                 Speyside

Ardmore Legacy                               Highland

Auchentoshan                                  Lowland

Talisker                                                 Island

Laphroaig Quarter Cask                 Islay

There was a vote for the 2015 malt whisky of the Letchworth Festival and the winner by one vote was Talisker narrowly defeating Cardhu. Then it was Laphroaig, Auchentoshan and Ardmore. As Raymond Chandler is quoted to have said “There is no bad whisky. There are only some whiskies that aren’t as good as others”. We all have our favourites and this was a great exercise in finding out what you like and don’t.

To try some whiskies please join us at the LALG Malt Whisky Appreciation Group


January 2015

Last month’s meeting was a ‘Burns Night’ special when members enjoyed tasting four contrasting malts each with its own characteristic taste, together with a sample of haggis, neeps and tatties. The whiskies were a fine 100 Proof from Arran, a 10-year old from Jura, an 18-year old from Speyside and, especially for the occasion, a Robert Burns Single Malt from Arran.