Monday, April 26, 2010

Whiskey Week Recap

Last Wednesday I was able to get to one Whiskey Week event, a Balvenie tasting at EPIC. Overall the event was very well run in a great space. They served 3 different types of Scotch Whiskey: DoubleWood aged12 years, Single Barrel aged 15 years and a special 2009 edition Madeira Cask aged 17 years. My favorite was the Single Barrel. Maybe I should have liked the more expensive and older 17 year old, but what can I say. The tasting was very informal with representatives of Balvenie generously pouring glasses and offering knowledge and insights when prompted. The food service from Epic was fantastic. There were non-stop appetizer platters circulating with just about everything represented off of the menu. Our favorites were the beef sliders and lamb meatballs, but we were not picky whenever a server offered us something. I wish I could have taken pictures, but it's a little tricky with passed food. We had a small but appropriate sized corner of the lower bar area for a group of 20 or so people. I never tried Balvenie before but I am glad I to have been introduced; the setting and food from Epic were perfect complements. Hopefully next year I'll have more time to explore other Whiskey Week events.

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