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  • March 2nd, 2013 by

    Scotland may be more synonymous with whisky than London, but at Boisdale we know that you don’t have to travel north of the border to get a taste of the finest malt.

    Boisdale is hosting two exclusive whisky tasting events in March accompanied by two of our other favourite goodies: cheese and cigars.

    Cuban Cigar Tasting and Scotch Whisky Cocktails
    Weds 13th March 2013 at 6PM

    Many years ago, the discovery was made that cigars taste so much better when smoked along with a ‘wee dram’ of whisky. Sure port, wine and even brandy go well with a cigar, but nothing complements a cigar quite like fine malt.

    Cuban Cigar Tasting and Whisky Cocktails

    Cuba is the home of cigars, with some of the finest and most established brands hailing from the Caribbean island.  William Churchill, a famous cigar smoker, made one of Cuba’s most well-known brands, Romeo y Julieta, even more recognisable. After a visit to Havana in the 1940s, Churchill was rarely seen without one. The Cuban cigar-makers even created a new Churchill-shaped cigar in his honour. It has gone on to become the brand’s most famous cigar.

    Come along to Boisdale on 13th March to learn a completely new way of enjoying whisky. This Cuban Cigar Tasting And Whisky Cocktails event features the Short Churchill, a 1 ¾” shorter than the standard Churchill Romeo y Julieta.

    You will also be able to experience another side to Boisdale’s malts by trying out some whisky-based cocktails such as Hannah’s divine Whisky Sour.

    If you are interested in tasting for yourself how different cigars can be when paired alongside this famous drink, attend our exclusive Boisdale events. Tickets are just £15 for members and £25 for non-members. Contact Valerie at the Boisdale at 020 7715 5818 or for more information.

    Single Malts And Cheese Tasting with the Reserve Brands Group

    Monday, 18th March 2013 @ 6pm

    Alcohol has always partnered some of the world’s tastiest cheeses. For this event you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect red wine. You can match up your cheeseboard with a fine single malt instead.

    Even those who aren’t big whisky drinkers will be able to enjoy a ‘wee dram’ with a tasty cheese. Whisky is a drink to be savoured, rather than fiercely knocked back. The process of adding water is not for wimps, but is actually the sign of someone wants to open up the flavours.

    Boisdale is also hosting the Single Malts And Cheese Tasting with the Reserve Brands Group on 18th March. At this special event, you will be able to delight your senses with some wonderful whisky and cheese pairings:

      • Glenkinchie 12 & Parmesano Reggiano
      • Lagavulin 10 & Roquefort
      • Caol Ila 12 & Lanarkshire Blue
      • Clynelish 14 & Wensleydale
      • Dalwhinnie 15 & Gruyere
      • Cardhu 12 & Goats Cheese
      • Talisker & Montgomery’s Cheddar

    If the sound of pairing fine single malts with delicious cheeses interests you, contact Valerie at the Boisdale at 020 7715 5818 or Tickets are just £15, but significant discounts are available for members and their guests.

    Check out the rather excellent notes of a recent whisky tasting held at Boisdale by talented illustrator, Patrick Hobbs.

    • Bronson

      Mr. Hobbs not only has has some exceptional illustration skills, but these are also some of the most interesting notes I’ve seen – just the right blend of humour & info.

      Excellent work.

    • Will Nye

      Really nice illustration. I’ll have to check out an event in the future.

    • Bronson

      Apparently the guys @ Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop & Tasting Room (Based in Chiltern Street, Marylebone) have a flip file or folder type thingy into which they clip all their tasting notes.

      I’d love to see that too