I chose Collingwood, Auchentoshan Three Wood, Balvenie Doublewood, Balblair 2000, Bowmore Darkest 15 and Amrut Single Malt - Single Cask. ALL because they represented characteristics, in my opinion, that women would enjoy. The surprise was the Bowmore Darkest 15 and I was pleased as I introduced 33 lovely women to Islays (some of which had been warned not to try that region, cause it was "gross".)
The ladies had a blast, the presentation went well. Many, MANY fantastic questions about everything. At the end of the night we ranked them: Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Balvenie tied for 2nd, Balblair, Amrut and Collingwood. We adjourned the tasting and offered everyone another great Canadian: Forty Creek Barrel Select, we also did a Mixology 101 bar: Shots of Rusty Nails, Whisky Diesels and Whisky Sours were made by Graham (in his kilt) with Chivas 12.
The feedback was great, and now that we know the audience is out "there", we are definitely going to have another, maybe in the fall. At midnight, I climbed into bed tired but exhilarated that it was truly a huge success!
THANK you to my wonderful partner Graham, for all the hard work, the help and the advice (even if I disagreed with some of it! :)
Stay tuned for more from the east coast. Let the whisky awakening BEGIN!
Somewhere on my whisky trail,