Once upon a time I lived in Mumbai and had monthly merry malt gatherings with friends. I would also from time to time join a fellow explorer for an evening of minis. Fast forward and we are all found scattered in different parts of the globe with rare opportunities to reconnect.
Last weekend in Berlin was one such chance. My friend came from London and I joined from Nurnberg for the express purpose of catching up and exploring a few drams together. And I knew just the place – the fabulous Union Jack whisky bar – which is now only open Thursdays and Saturdays. Thankfully for us, it was a Saturday!
We put ourselves in the very capable hands of our whisky guide, who ably helped us and all the other tables go on a journey.
We explored three sets of “pairings” followed by a complete indulgence!
- Benromach 15 year 43% vs Cragganmore Distillers Edition (2008/2020) 40%
- Tobermory 20 years (1996/2016) 58.8% (The Alambic Classique Collection) vs Bunnahabhain 25 years (2016) 47.7% (Wiebers Brothers)
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glenfarclas 1.208 “Long Conversations by the crackling log fire” (1997) 54.3% vs Glenlossie 46.74 “Orchard perambulations” (1997) 54.4%
- Glenglassaugh 40 year (1965) 47.8% (Murray McDavid Mission)
What did we think? Just read on over the next few posts…
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