In late October, the Hammermen were treated to their Annual Whisky Tasting in the Allan Park Hotel, courtesy of Hammerman Calum McMillan. This year it took a twist in that the Hammermen and guests had to guess which ones were which.
Before the Tasting started two new Hammermen were sworn in by Deacon Andy – Gordon Brewster and Tony Taylor.
The whisky line up was as follows:
Caol Ila 12-year-old – an Islay Malt produced near Port Askaig.
Barrow An Cnoc – a single malt produce at Knockdhu , Knock Aberdeenshire, limited to 7,500 bottles.
Cameron Brig – a single grain whisky produced from Europes largest grain distillery near Leven.
Clynelish 14-year-old – a single malt produced in Brora Sutherland.
Old Pultney 17-year-old – a single malt produced in Wick.
Johnnie Walker Explorers Club Collection – The spice road. Produced by Johnnie Walker and is a blend designed to celebrate the spice and aroma of the spice markets along the ancient trade routes through Persia, India and China taken by John Walker and Son agents.
The result was very interesting in that some of the “aficionados” scored badly with some of the rest scoring relatively well. To save blushes no names will be mentioned.
Calum was presented with a set of engraved whisky glasses by Deacon Andy
A great evening was had by all present with the participants thoroughly enjoying the different format.