A ‘near-as-darn-it’ 100 year old Hudson River Barge will be the venue. While the barge was taking its cargo into port, Ian Hunter – the last family owner of Laphroaig – was introducing the world to the now famous whisky. Legend has it he even introduced it to the USA during Prohibition by convincing authorities of its “medicinal” purposes.
An expert panel of guests will explore the strong ties between America and Laphroaig, stepping back in time to the era of Prohibition and tracing its heritage through to the booming whisky cocktail scene it helped create.
They’ll look first to the fastest growing Laphroaig expression, Quarter Cask, matured in barrels similar to those used in the early days of the distillery. To contrast this, the panellists will sample the latest expression, Laphroaig QA, which uses the American style of maturation. They will compare it to the classic American bourbon from sister distillery, Maker’s 46. The final expression will be the remarkable Cairdeas 2013, bottled for the Friends of Laphroaig. This unique expression used Port Wood for part of its maturation, resulting in an extraordinary taste and colour.
You can fire questions to the Distillery Manager, John Campbell who will be joined by Bourbon Ambassador Adam Harris, mixologist Michael J. Neff and Kevin Sintumuang, web editor of GQ plus a studio audience.
Show date: Thursday 26th September
8pm New York
1am (27th) London
8am (27th) Hong Kong