Whiskies of the World Atlanta
The Ash Said It brand is becoming synonymous with upscale events around the Metro Atlanta area. The more events we attend, the more we are requested for a writeup. This past weekend we were invited to Whiskies of the World at the Intercontinental Buckhead. It benefits the North Atlanta Rotary Foundation. This location set the tone for a refined evening of whiskies from around the globe, an elegant selection of food and masterclasses.
This was my first whiskey tasting event and it was oh so memorable. The cigar patio was perfect for connoisseurs that favor a good pairing. From a virtual pilgrimage of a whisky's early start to a cigar 101 course there was certainly something for everyone.
There were so many distilleries represented that night. A few were local to the area while others had traveled from as far as Scotland. The conference hall was a bit overwhelming with vendor tables encompassing the entire space. I gradually made my way from table to table inquiring about their company.
But first I wanted to find out the differences expressed in the over 200+ varieties.
Malt whiskey is primarily produced in Scotland. It is made from malted barley and does not have a required maturation. Many seasoned connoisseurs prefer a whiskey that has matured over a long period of time. Single malt whiskey is the product of one distillery.