Single Malt Whisky Tasting in Brighton
25 lucky Brighton folk enjoyed a very special whisky tasting at The Southern Belle in Waterloo Street, Hove, a fantastic pub with a wonderful range of real ales, craft gins, vodkas and of course great single malt whisky all served by a fantastic team of people.
You can stay at The Belle, the rooms are of a really high standard but great value too, some even have sea views! Sunday lunches at the pub have become quite famous across Brighton so if you thinking of trying it out, give the lovely people at The Belle a call to book!
Whisky Masterclass Brighton
Jayne the owner of The Southern Belle very kindly allowed us to use the dining room for our tasting. I presented a flight of 6 tasty whiskies without letting our guests know what each whisky was before they tasted it. Quite often at my whisky tasting masterclasses, I like the guests to do the work and to try to evaluate the special spirits in front of them before I reveal their true identities.
What is Involved in a Whisky Tasting?
I can talk about whisky forever. I have to make sure that I keep to an agenda or else the poor guests would be listening to me until midnight. Usually, as well as tasting 6 awesome whiskies, and as well as having the opportunity to get answers to as many questions about whisky as they like, guests can expect to learn about the following:
- The definition of single malt whisky
- Other whisky definitions
- Ideal glassware
- Personal preference: Water / Ice / and other controversial subjects!
- How to taste
- History of whisky production in the United Kingdom
- How whisky makes the journey from field to table
- The whisky boom
- The future of single malt whisky
Whisky Tastings for Your Christmas Party in Brighton
If you are looking for a special event for your office Christmas party, or for your corporate event in Brighton, please give me a call and we can tailor make a whisky tasting or a gin tasting to fit your needs. If you have any questions at all please call David on 07875 405 980.
Whisky Events in Brighton
We are planning lots of whisky tasting events in Brighton in the near future. We are hoping to host regular events at both The Southern Belle and at North Laines Brew House. We are planning a whisky and chocolate to take place on Wednesday the 13th December in conjunction with Cheeky Cacao. Watch this space for tickets!
The Set List For Our Whisky Tasting @ The Southern Belle
Craigellachie 2008 / 8 year old bottled by Signatory 43% matured in two bourbon barrels
‘Ayrshire’ Single Grain 1998 / 18 years old bottled by Signatory
Kilchoman Machir Bay, Islay Single Malt, 46%
‘Burnside’ 20 year old bottled by Chorlton Whisky, 51.7% – the favourite dram of the evening
Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair Islay Single Malt Whisky, 46.3%
‘Bealach Ruadh’ 8 year old bottled by Chorlton Whisky, Islay Single Malt, 58%
We’ll be in Brighton next month, this time I’m definitely going to make it to Nowhere Man for some lovely pancakes!