London-based colleagues may be interested to know about this forthcoming event arranged by The London Gastronomy Seminars. It is at 6:30pm, on Wednesday 30th January 2013 (approximate duration two hours), at Senate House, University of London.
It will be a discussion, chaired by eminent wine & drinks writer Andrew Jefford. Representatives from two of the leading Islay distilleries, Bruichladdich and Lagavulin, will each to present their case as to how and why their whisky is distinctive.
The aim will not be to ‘prove’ that ‘terroir exists’ or doesn’t exist for Single Malt Scotch Whisky, but to understand where the differences come from.
Speakers will be Georgie Crawford (Site Operations Manager, Lagavulin Distillery), Jim McEwan (Production Director and Head Distiller, Bruichladdich Distillery), and Dr Nick Morgan (Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo).
Tickets are being sold at £12. Full details can be found at: http://www.londongastronomyseminars.com/upcoming.htm
And also on Facebook.