As any Whisky lover worth his (or her) salt would know, Laphroaig Live is coming to Sydney on Thursday 6th October.
For the uninitiated, Laphroaig Live is an event that has been put on by the Lophroaig Distillery each year since 2007 in various locations around the globe. Streamed live across the internet, it is an opportunity for Whisky lovers to watch (and possibly taste in simulcast with) Distillery Manager John Campbell and a panel of guests work their way through some great Laphroaig drams.
Laphroaig Live 2011 will be held on the foreshore of Sydney harbour in the Rocks district. This is sure to set an amazing backdrop of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the beautiful harbour in all it’s glory.
This years panel will include:
John Campbell – Distillery Manager
Robert Hicks – Master Blender
Rebecca Varidel, Author, insidecusine.com
Lin Johnston, descendent of Alexander Johnston
Just announced is that television personality Simon Reeve will be hosting the evening as the tasting line-up is unveiled.
I imagine what most would like to know is what Whiskys will be rolled out for the event. As I understand the list this year will be:
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Laphroaig Cáirdeas 30 Year Old
The star of the show will undoubtedly be the final bottle which John announced on twitter earlier in the month.
Laphroaig 10 year old – distilled in the 1950s- the last production by the Johnston family
I have setup a page to stream all the action live from smokeandbooze.com so
I am planning on linking to the live stream from smokeandbooze.com so you will be able to come back to this site on Thursday 6th October at 8pm EST (GMT+11) to view all the action.
To add to the evening I am starting to hear that many of Sydney’s food and booze community will be at the event so it will be a great opportunity to see many of you all again in the flesh.
More information including voting on the BBQ for the evening can be found at the Laphroaig website.