The ROK, Limpd, and I attended our fourth “Extravaganza” on 10/29/2010. We were also joined by our friends Rob, Pete, The Rick, and The Godfather of Whisky aka Papa Limpd. As usual, it was a fabulous event! Whisky, swag, food, and amusing conversation throughout the night… what’s not to love?
In addition to the usual whisky tastings, the Society added a pre-game show (The Whiskey Panel), which was a Q&A session with the Brand Ambassadors from The Balvenie, Laphroaig, Glenlivet, and Glenmorangie. The Whisky Panel was a great addition to the night’s events. The audience asked some thought provoking questions about Single Malt Whisky, and the panelists were well prepared to give us some answers. It was an educational and highly entertaining hour.
When faced with a very large room filled with whisky and whisky enthusiasts (or as Limpd would say, “Drunks!”), it’s best to have a game plan, so that you maximize your time. Our gameplan can be broken down into four steps:
- Grab Some Swag – make the rounds to all the tables and grab all the free stuff before they run out.
- Drink Something New – find that special whisky that you’ve never seen before and try it before your palate gets overloaded.
- Eat – line your belly with some food because 2+ hours of drinking on an empty stomach is a bad idea.
- Drink Some More – the event isn’t free, so get your money’s worth!
The beauty of Single Malt Scotch is the wide of array of flavor expressions… smoky, sweet, medicinal, floral, spicy, and so much more. If you’re like me and suffer from food and beverage ADHD, then the world of Single Malt is for you, because there’s always something new to try.
And now for the evening’s highlights…
Dewar’s – metal cigar cases with matching cigar cutters, stainless steel flasks,stainless steel keychains.
Laphroaig – embroidered baseball caps and polo shirts.
Favorite New Whisky Expression
The Balvenie 17 Year Old Peated Cask
Favorite Food & Whisky Pairing
Creme Brulee paired with The Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask
Favorite Whisky That I Could Never Afford Outside of the Extravaganza
Laphroaig 30 which sells for more that $500/bottle
The Rick – Laphroaig cap and polo shirt PLUS a Quaich from The Glenlivet, and so much more.
We’re already counting down to next years event! Only 364 days to go…
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