Thursday, October 16, 2014

Laphroaig Tasting with the Master Distiller - a rare treat!!!!!

This is a very special and rare treat....
do not miss this open house tasting.

Laphroaig Tasting 
This Friday October 17 from 5:30 - 7pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Laphroaig Tasting with 
  • John Campbell - Master Distiller of Laphroaig and 
  • Simon Brooking - Master Ambassador (we are excited to welcome him back)

Taste -
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 10 year old....$43.99
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 10 yr Cask Strength....$53.99

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Select....$48.99
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Quarter Cask...$49.99
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 18 year old....$75.99
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Triple Wood....$61.99

John Campbell,  Master Distiller, Laphroaig
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is distilled on the remote island of Islay off the West coast of Scotland. John Campbell was named Laphroaig’s distillery manager in 2006, fulfilling a 12-year-old ambition. He is the youngest distiller on the island and the first Ileach (native of Islay) to run Laphroaig in its 190 year history. Since joining Laphroaig in 1994, John has worked across the whole distilling process both at Laphroaig and in distilleries including Tormore, Miltonduff and Ardmore. In July 2001 John returned from Speyside to take up the post as Laphroaig's Brewer. He has since taken the lead to upgrade the distillery and produce a number of successful limited edition bottlings to support the Feis Ile (Gaelic for Islay Festival). In addition to his role as Distillery Manager, John plays a lead role in promoting Laphroaig around the world. This includes running the distillery Friends of Laphroaig program, which today boasts a 280,000 strong membership from over 150 countries. John Campbell grew up in the shadow of Laphroaig, and now, he's running the distillery! Established in 1815, Laphroaig is the world’s best selling Islay malt whisky and is known to be the most richly flavored of all Scotch whiskies. The distillery still owns its own peat moors and produces its own maltings. Its whisky maturation warehouses directly face thhe sea, which contributes to the very characterful whisky it produces. 

Simon Brooking, Master Ambassador
“World peace thro’ whisky one dram at a time.”
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a member of the Robertson Clan, Simon traces his roots back to the 13th Century and the Celtic Earls of Atholl.  A well-known expert on Scotch whisky, Simon has worked for many of the leading Scotch distilleries, learning the art and science of distilling from the world’s foremost master distillers and blenders. For over 17 years, Simon has led thousands of Scotch whisky tastings for consumers, bartenders and social organizations. Informative and entertaining, his presentations have made him an in-demand spokesperson for the whisky industry.  Simon’s love of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands has paved the way to his present position as the Beam Suntory Master Ambassador for Laphroaig, Ardmore, Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch whiskies.
2011 Keeper of the Quaich
2011 Icons of Whisky - Ambassador of the Year
2012 Icons of Whisky - Ambassador of the Year “Commended”
2013 Icons of Whisky - Ambassador of the Year “Commended”
2014 Icons of Whisky - Ambassador of the Year “Highly Commended”

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