Cambridge Union 

We'll tak a cup of kindness yet –
                             the story of Scotch whisky

David Wishart
David Wishart
Honorary Research Fellow
School of Management, University of St Andrews

7.30pm Tuesday 10th October 2006
7.30pm Wednesday 11th October 2006

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The Dining Room, Cambridge Union, 9a Bridge Street, Cambridge
Whisky Talk and Tasting, with 7 great single malts and Côte d'Or Noir dark chocolate to taste

Discover the flavours of single malt whiskies at this talk and tasting by Dr David Wishart, author of Whisky Classified: Choosing Single Malts by Flavour and Research Fellow at the School of Management, University of St Andrews.

David will guide you through the history and romance of Scotch whisky, from the aqua vitae of the early monasteries, the alchemist's art of turning barley into medicine, and hedonistic uisge beatha of remote Scottish crofts, to the taverns of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The heritage of Scotch whisky is evoked in the poetry of Burns, the travelogues of Stevenson, and the art of Landseer and Wilkie.

Today, due to variable peating and cask selection and preparation, the flavour of malt whisky is more diverse than ever. David describes his unique classification of Scotch malt whiskies by flavour, with a tasting of 7 fine malt whiskies, complemented by Côte d'Or Noir dark chocolate, and sponsored by the producers of Auchentoshan, Balvenie DoubleWood, Benriach, Deanston, Edradour, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glengoyne, Highland Park, Laphroaig, Longmorn, Macallan, Speyburn and Tullibardine.

Whisky Classified was presented at the University of Cambridge Union in 2002 and 2005. Click the links below for reports with photos.

Whisky Tastings at the Cambridge Union 

Cam 2002 Cam 2005

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