Earlier this month, Whiskies & More and A.D. Rattray hosted two experimental tasting for beer and whisky lovers in Hong Kong. The idea behind this tasting is to pair beers and whiskies coming from the same area. We started by nosing the Kilchoman Islay Ale, which shows the smell of a distillery. Thereafter, we went through the following pairings:
– Arran Blonde x Arran 2011 (Dewar Rattray Cask Sample)
– Islay Ale (Kilchoman and/or Ardnave) x Williamson 2011 (Dewar Rattray Cask Sample)
– Wolf of Glen Moray x Glen Moray 2007 (Dewar Rattray Cask Sample)
The results were fascinating: the Arran Blonde beer shows more contrast to the Arran whisky (cask #001), while the others two pairs are more matching with each other. All in all, a fun and educative tasting by A.D. Rattray!