Anyway, putting our minor weather news aside, we bring you much more exciting news of a sensational whisky and music event, thunk up by those smart people at The Whisky Lounge and featuring Joel and I as your guides and comperes for the day.
The Jam & Dram (AKA The Great Whisky & Music Experiment) is scheduled to be held here in London on the Sunday 19th May at Shoreditch's effortlessly cool Village Underground.
Starting at 12pm and running until 5pm the day will explore the concept of blended whisky and just how bloody great the art of blending whisky really is.
To this end, Caskstrength will be attempting something rather unusual: deconstructing a blended whisky live on stage using the medium of an assembled group of musicians. Each player will represent a different aspect of the whisky and will (hopefully) demonstrate just how harmonious a brilliantly put together blends can be. You will of course be asked to join in with the chorus...
Alongside this introduction, the day will be filled with blending masterclasses, where you can have a go at blending your own whisky (which you get to take home) as well as three, all-star whisky industry bands performing (which may include a performance from someone located close by...)
We'll also be running competitions and giving you the chance to sample plenty of blends along the way too.
What's not to like about this, eh! But that's not all. In addition to all this, you can browse around the assembled whisky stands and take in some of the very best drams the business has to offer. Kaboom...
Tickets for this day long event are just £25 each and include the following:
- 1 x Glencairn nosing glass
- 1 x Bottle of water
- All your whiskies sampled throughout the day
- A mini of the blend represented on the day (TBC)
Hope to see you there folks!
Neil & Joel