Thursday, August 30, 2012

Whisky at Wilfred's - A St. Kilda First

Last night saw a fantastic turn out for the first ever "Whisky at Wilfred's" monthly whisky appreciation sessions held in the intimate "Wilfred's" lounge.

Our host, Russell Stubbs, was on hand to introduce the program for the night and describe his vast experience and "obsession" with whisky before special guest Evan Hunter from Lark Distellery started the commentary and education with the first pairing of beer & whisky. The Lark Distillers select cask whisky was paired with Seven Sheds' Willie Warmer Spice Ale with a great result.

The second pairing of Seven Shed's "Up your Kilt" Scotch Ale was very special as the beer had matured in the very casks that paired whisky - "Lark cask strength whisky" - had been matured in. 

The last pairing of Scottish whisky - Highland Park 12yr with Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12 year old dark ale was another sensational combination.

Questions were asked, nibbles were had, cheeks were flushed red with a whisky warmth and frankly, we can't wait for the next one. The whiskies featured in this session of "Wilfred's" are also now available at The Local Taphouse.

Stay tuned for the next session on September 26th, featuring Brendan Moylan of Moylan's Brewing and his new whisky which has just been released in the United States.

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