’tis the season to drink a lot of whiskey… GOOD whiskey.
December 8th 2009 marks a very special evening.
The Refinery and Cask Strength present “Immaculate Conception” an evening dedicated to joys of whiskey and food.
Similar to the Whiskey 101 classes that local aficionado Andrew Starritt is known for, this event will combine Andrew’s unique talent in sourcing some of the most obscure whiskies (five for this event), while Refinery Chef Michael Carter creates a 5 course menu using whiskey in thoughtful ways. We will begin the evening with an award-winning whiskey cocktail by Refinery’s General Manager & Mixologist, Lauren Mote. This event is not for the faint-at-heart. There will be bundles of whiskey consumption, a sensory-overload, and a huge educational component. We will be starting promptly at 7:30p. Don’t miss out on the line up below, especially because none are available in BC!
Whiskies being featured:
Glendullan – Soft, buttered shortbread, floral, but with malty weight. Very complex and custard all the way through.
Benrinnes 15yo – Ripe sherry notes, perfectly aged, slurpy sultanas and Christmas cake. Pipe tobacco? Lively though sublime
Glen Scotia 17 yo – Peaches – apricots and vanilla, nutty and a little dry on the finish
Springbank 10yo Port – God huge port influence, something oily and maritime though. A little salt around the edges, but dominated by big rich port. Raisins, chocolate. Great mouth feel and coats the roof of your mouth then slowly retreats.
McCarthy’s – WOW! Stunning for a 3 yo – Peaty and some smoke, not as heavy as the Scottish Islay malts, but is big and chewy. Earthy, musty and unruly on the palate – but all in a beautiful way!
Lagavulin 16 – What else can be said that hasn’t. Huge peat, iodine, smoke and even some fishy tar??? Huge complexity and endless finish.
Tickets are now available with a credit card at The Refinery, either in person or by email.
Subject: “Immaculate Conception”
1115 Granville St.
Brought to you by:
The Refinery Market-Style-Eatery
Poivre Media Co.
Diageo Canada Inc.