Glenfiddich Tasting Event
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a great whisky tasting event. This was a Glenfiddich tasting event hosted by Glenfiddich Ambassador, Dave Allardice. It was a great evening filled with great whisky!
For me, this event held a special place in my heart. The reason being was that the Glenfiddich distillery was the first whisky distillery I had ever visited. So the evening brought back very special memories.
The event took place at Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse in Houston, TX. It was very interactive and educational. Dave was an amazing host, bringing a lightness to whisky tasting. He pushed aside the stuffiness most people associate with scotch and whisky and made the evening an enjoyable one. The multimedia presentation along with Dave’s insights made each sip of whisky all the more meaningful. Here’s a short video of the evening…
The evening began with a cocktail, reminiscent of a rusty nail. I apologize, but I didn’t get the name of the drink. While we sipped our cocktails, small bites were served. After this, we all sat down for the event.
Dave guided us through Glenfiddichs of different years- 14 year old Bourbon barrel, the 15 year Solera, the 18 year old, and the 21 year old. All were amazing. As Dave guided us through this flight of whiskies, he presented video clips of the distillery and narrated each clip for us.
The videos brought back memories. As I watched the videos and nosed the whiskies, I was back in Scotland! I could remember the Solera Vat and the bonded warehouse where the barrels were stored.
As with all good things, this evening had to come to an end. We finished it off with desserts made with chocolate- which paired well with the whiskies we had. And Dave implored us to be responsible as we departed.
So thank you so much for reading this. I had so much fun putting it together. It allowed me to relive the evening. If you liked what you read, please share this with a friend. And don’t forget to exercise responsibility when you are out learning about whisky.