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Malt Whisky and Place Debate London Gastronomy Seminar


11th January 2013
"Malt Whisky and Place" Debate: London Gastronomy Seminar, 30th January 2013

Those of you based in and around London may be interested to know about this forthcoming event arranged by The London Gastronomy Seminars. It is at 6:30pm, on Wednesday 30th January 2013 (approximate duration two hours), at Senate House, University of London.

It will be a discussion, chaired by eminent wine & drinks writer Andrew Jefford. Representatives from two of the leading Islay distilleries, Bruichladdich and Lagavulin, will each to present their case as to how and why their whisky is distinctive.

The whiskies produced on the Hebridean island of Islay are world renowned. But what makes these whiskies unique? Are they manifestations of the physical attributes of the island – the climate, the water, the barley, and the peat – or are they instead the consequence of centuries of craft and human artifice in the form of the malting, brewing, and distilling processes? In a tasting and debate chaired by the esteemed drinks writer Andrew Jefford, who will be joined by representatives from two of the leading Islay distilleries, Bruichladdich and Lagavulin, each to present their case as to how and why their whisky is distinctive.

The aim will not be to ‘prove’ that ‘terroir exists’ or doesn’t exist for malt whisky, but to understand where the differences come from. Speakers will be Georgie Crawford (Site Operations Manager, Lagavulin Distillery), Jim McEwan (Production Director and Head Distiller, Bruichladdich Distillery), and Dr Nick Morgan (Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo).

The seminar will be held at G22/26 Senate House, South Block, Malet St, WC1, they will signpost it on the day. The nearest Tube stations are Russell Square and Goodge Street.

Tickets are being sold at £12. Full details can be found at: www.londongastronomyseminars.com

 

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