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Blind Islay

Once again the seasons turn, summer sun fades into the riot of autumn colours! Temperatures drop and darkness closes over the lands as Samhain approaches and Cailleach Bheur (The Queen of Winter) rises to ascendancy! We wrap up and huddle together to keep winters chill icy fingers from our bones.

Fire provides warmth and light and we are drawn to it naturally! Gone are the cold refreshing drinks of the summer and we crave for something to warm us through and through. What better than Uisage Beatha? In particular, those wonderfully aromatic and intense whiskies hailing from the Isle of Islay. Steeped in mystery and peat and reminiscent of the fires that birthed them, they are the perfect companion on a chilly evening.

Join us as we celebrate with some of the Isle’s finest drams, liberated from The Whisky Lounge’s vaults for your libationous pleasure!

Whether it be the sublime dry, sea air aromas and fresh oily peatiness of Caol Ila or the wonderful dark smokey and intense rich earthiness of Ardbeg. With eight working distilleries and yet only around 3000 inhabitants, Islay’s lifeblood positively courses with whisky.

Back for its ninth jaunt, we will be sampling six of the island’s finest in our Blind Islay tasting this November. In keeping with the Stygian and mysterious nature of the nectar you will be sampling, the tasting will take place in “the blind”. Not until you have tasted and reviewed, in leisurely and amiable company, with the succour of one of The Whisky Lounge’s informed missionaries, will we reveal which whiskies have been partaken of.

In past years this has been one of our most highly anticipated tastings of the years series. Come, genuflect at the altar of Islay and raise a dram or six of the Isle’s finest whisky!