We will introduce different scotch options at every meeting, and have members evaluate and discuss their experience. If you would like to share your favorite Scotch or spirit, please feel free to bring it to one of the meetings. You might leave with an empty bottle.
The simple and beautiful truth about whisky is that as a cask matures, its complexity and desirability increases. Owning an entire cask is a rare pleasure. You will be the custodian of something unique. And when the time is right, the precious contents of your cask may be enjoyed by you, your children or even your grandchildren.
Rob, his wife Gabrielle, and two friends started Birkentree (it’s the old Scots word for birch) claiming that it is the ideal whisky mixer – he even goes so far as to suggest that the Gaelic ‘Uisge Beatha’ [Water of Life] is actually ‘Uisge Beithe’ [birchwater]. We’ll leave the Gaelic scholars to argue that one.
The trees, which come from managed woodlands in Perthshire, are between 150 and 250 years old, and are tapped for three to four weeks in spring as the tree starts to draw up water and convert it into mineral-rich sap. Only 1-2% of what the tree is drawing daily is tapped off.
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