Heather and I got dressed up and headed out to The Dram (warning, auto play music) for a Laphroaig tasting. Simon Brooking was there, of course, and we got to sample the 10 year, Triple Wood, 18 Year, and the 2012 Cairdeas. They were all really tasty, and I’m definitely going to enjoy the Cairdeas bottle I picked up yesterday.
The Dram was really nice, with a huge selection of Scotches available, and a nice, laid back decor. It’s definitely somewhere I’d take friends to hang out for an evening. While we were there, we got to talk to a few of the Beam Brands representatives about Laphroaig, some of the local stores, and the business in general. We also got to chat with Simon for a little while. It turns out that we were both wearing Clan Donnachaidh tartans, specifically variations on Roberts/Robertson. We also talked about the upcoming 200th anniversary celebrations and got some tips on getting over to Islay. It’s a couple years off, but we’re planning on being there.