The Escarpment 'Insight Series' allows individual vineyard expression from exceptional sites within the Martinborough Geographic Indication. Larry McKenna has just released the 2011 'Insight Series' wines and to celebrate he is coming to Auckland to host a unique tasting; a vertical of his three Single Vineyards, all together in one tasting. That's right; nine wines, three vintages, three single vineyards. We'll start with a glass of his Kupe Chardonnay on arrival.
When: 7:00pm Tuesday 28 May
Where: Victoria Park, 118 Wellesley St, Auckland
Join us as we taste whisky from two truly magnificent distilleries. Firstly we head to the Highlands and Glenmorangie. We will begin with 'new make spirit' then move on to the benchmark Original. Next whisky up will be the outstanding Eighteen Years Old finishing with the recently released 'Private Edition 4' Ealanta; nineteen year old malt aged exclusively in hand selected virgin casks made of slow-growth American oak and possibly the purest expression of whisky Glenmorangie has ever made. We then will head West to Islay and Ardbeg, a distillery that prides itself on being the 'Ultimate Islay Malt Whisky', commencing with Ardbeg 10 Years Old, a true statement of Islay. Then we will look at the 'Heart of Corryvreckan' followed by Uigeadail 'World Whisky of the Year 2009'. Finally, we will finish the evening with a dram of Ardbeg Galileo recently voted 'World Whisky of The Year' 2013.
When: 7:00pm Thursday 30 May
Where: Victoria Park, 118 Wellesley Street