I was very lucky to have received a lovely email inviting me to a series of online Whisky & Cocktail tastings on Instagram etc.…what a treat!
This time however it was to be on Facebook with another of Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Malts – The Epicurean.
May 8th arrived and I’d signed up to Facebook…
We all said our hellos and started to sample The Epicurean along with a few ginger biscuits. Even though mine had turned soft they were still a lovely treat alongside the whisky. The Epicurean itself had a lovely light colour with a light fragrant and fresh nose with vanilla & fresh grass and orange freshness too.
The palate was smooth, a sip with a gentle bite. There was the softness of juicy peaches and burnt sugar adding some depth. A spicy warmth to it.
We made two cocktails that evening. First was the horses head. This consisted of:
A few drops of Angostura bitters (yes, from that adorably dinky little bottle)
Ginger Ale and ice – and had my local shop had any in stock, lemon which would have created the horses neck.
This was a lovely refreshing cocktail. I’m a bit hit and miss when it comes to ginger, but this was lovely.
We then moved on to the second cocktail, the Appleyard.
Cloudy apple juice
I poured this into a very large glass and added a cocktail umbrella – as one does… what a deliciously moreish cocktail. Light and definitely one for a warm summers evening…should we get one.
A huge thanks go to Hannah, Jan and Douglas Laing for another wonderful tasting.