Dear WWS members and whisky aficionados,
Much more time has gone by since our last tasting than any of us could have expected. We hope that you and your loved ones have managed to stay healthy and safe.
As the whole country is emerging out of its hiding place, and in line with the Swiss government’s guidelines and rules, we are happy to announce the scheduling of our next whisky tasting.
A few important remarks at the outset: (1) the next tasting will be held outside (making it easier to comply with social distancing measures); (2) each person must bring his/her own glass; (3) the WWS will provide hand sanitizer and encourages everyone to bring his/her own hand sanitizer along. Also (optional): bring blankets / beach towels to lie on should you have any at your disposal.
For its 50th tasting the World Whisky Society invites you to sample some of the most innovative and delightful whiskeys that their motherland has to offer. You read that right: after much debate, mounting evidence is pointing towards Ireland as the cradle of whiskey-making.
Our original intent had been to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day through this tasting. As its celebration has been postponed in Ireland and elsewhere, we think it appropriate to go ahead and enjoy this part of Irish heritage upon resuming social gatherings.
‘Tis true: the Irish Whiskey industry went through some tough times during the 20th century. The Irish War of Independence and American Prohibition cut it off from its two main markets: the UK and the US. However, the popularity and production of Irish whiskey have soared in the past few decades. This rejuvenated industry has produced some wonderful whiskeys in recent years.
So in the spirit of St. Patrick’s join us to discover the most modern expressions of this ancient craft. We promise to regale you with many anecdotes that retrace the origins of whiskey making as well as illustrate current-day whiskey production in Ireland.
When: THURSDAY, 11 June. We will start the tasting at 6:30 pm. We will keep an eye out for the weather and have our fingers crossed in the hopes of a favourable forecast. Please check the Facebook page for real-time information.
Where: Parc Trembley (on the Rue de Moillebeau side). Live locations will be posted on the Facebook page.
Here is the link to the Facebook page event:
The participation fee is CHF 35 for non-members and CHF 25 for members. Please bring cash. Places are limited and will be given away on a first-come first-served basis! You will have the opportunity to become the proud owner of one (or more) of the bottles during our customary auction at the end of the evening!