Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Skeff Whiskey Tasting

So I've really been getting out these days...
It just took a gentle reminder that although I'm training hard for my Full Power Powerlifting Comp it doesn't mean I have to miss out on ultimate l's and b's with all the ITWBN bae's.

Just maybe not as smathery!

The Skeff had such an intimate evening set up with about 12 of us for the whiskey tasting so we really got all the attention we needed...because lets face it we're a needy bunch!

@galwayplayer flat out on snapchat

Home to 150 different whiskeys Amy and Kevin decided to give us an education about 4 whiskeys, we each had an envelope explaining what each was

  •  Jameson Castmates: The Jameson Castmates release is a unique whiskey that has been made with the help of Cork’s Franciscan Well brewery. Barrels that had been previously used for Jameson whiskey were taken to  to use in the ageing of their full-bodied craft stout. Once used for beer maturation they were sent back to the distillery where Jameson whiskey that had already been aged was filled into them for a finishing period.
  • Jameson Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of rich pot still and grain whiskey that is matured in a mixture of sherry casks and bourbon barrels.  Black Barrel delivers the signature smoothness of Jameson Original, with enhanced spice, nutty notes, vanilla sweetness, and sherry.
  • Powers 12 Year Old John Lane 
    The Powers John’s Lane Distillery was renowned for its Pot Still Irish whiskeys, bursting with flavour and character. Single Pot Still whiskey is unique to Ireland in general and to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful, creamy mouthfeel.
  • Redbreast 12 Year Old
    On the nose, it’s a mature fruit bowl (pears, brown bananas, strawberries) vanilla and cloves. On the palate, it has a thick texture, floral and creamy with burnt ginger cake. Overall, it’s rich and complex but still easy-drinking.
 My Favorite definitely had to be the Jameson Caskmate- 
The only whiskey I've ever been partial to is an 'ol hot one..
but this I could feel myself sipping for leisure other than just trying to get rid of the flu!

Just when we thought the whiskey tasting was coming to a close out came the platters of food <3 
I could literally sit and eat those prawns all day!

We continued to have the lols- because why not! I love how even with our own area we were still part of the atmosphere in the rest of the bar

snapchat fun with @thebeautykemple 

All in all it was a chilled yet informative evening and I'll defo be back for food as while we were there the smell was actual God like!

Thanks to the ever talented Julia Dunin for  all the snaps and the Skeff for putting on such a wonderful spread.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a great time :D xx www.jesskadenise.com