World Whisky Day is fast approaching on Saturday the 19th May 2018.
As part of the build up I’m featuring a series of blogs – both old and new – over the next month focusing on a country from each letter of the alphabet – if possible – that makes whisky.
Today is C for Czech Republic
First posted February 2017
THE CASK MAGAZINE & HAMMERHEAD SINGLE MALT 40.7%
Tasting a whiskey is all about the story.
The journey you make to find it.
The occasion of the first encounter.
And the totality of the whole experience.
What better way to engage with a new whisky than at the launch of a new whiskey magazine called The Cask.
The Cask Magazine is proudly based in Ireland – but has a global outlook when it comes to a passion for whiskey.
An eclectic mix of whiskey fans, bloggers, celebrities, imbibers and industry giants gathered in the wonderful surroundings of the Irish Whiskey Museum to raise a toast to the success of this brave new venture.
In the midst of all the media rush to tweet, post, photo & record the event I spotted a bottle that screamed out to me to
Distilled in the former Czechoslovakia before the fall of The Berlin Wall and the subsequent collapse of communism. Who remembers the joyous occasion of the tearing down of walls rather than the building of them?
Left to mature under the distillery in Pradlo for 23 years before it’s ‘re-discovery’ and release into the marketplace to a changed world. This whisky certainly has a story to tell.
So what is it like?
Soft, smooth & very refreshing with a lovely malty note that pleased me no end. Hammerhead delivered a delightful blow to my tastebuds.
Almost as silky & smooth as the beautiful glossy pages of The Cask Magazine!
Whiskey for me is a journey of discovery and enjoyment.
Cask Magazine certainly added to that enjoyment with their fabulous launch night.
They also added to my journey by unexpectedly increasing my world whisky count to 19 countries with a wonderful single malt from Czechoslovakia. Still a few more to go to match their Around The World In 24 Drams article!
I’d like to wish all the team at The Cask Magazine a long & productive publishing future.