Seminar for Postgraduates 

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

6:30 pm, Friday 25th September 2009


Lecture Rooms 3/4, The Gateway - info
Seminar for M.Litt Postgraduate Students, School of Management

Dr David WishartSynopsis

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 market segmentation of Scotch malt whiskies by flavour, with thirty fine malt whiskies to taste.

David's talk and tasting is sponsored by the distillers of Aberlour, An Cnoc, Ardmore, Arran, Balblair, Balvenie, BenRiach, Benromach, Cardhu, Edradour, Glen Deveron, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glen Garioch, Glengoyne, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Glenrothes, Glenturret, Highland Park, Laphroaig, Macallan, Old Pulteney, Scapa, Smokehead, Speyburn, Tamdhu and Tullibardine single malt Scotch whiskies.

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