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Evening Scotch Tasting at Zibibbo

Come join Beltramo’s Spirits Buyer, Rick Clay, for a magnificent Scotch Whisky tasting at Zibibbo Restaurant in Palo Alto. The tasting will be led by three of the Scotch world’s greats: Ed Kohl, Anthony Wills, and Louisa Young, who will take you through a lineup of truly exceptional Single Malts.

Ed Kohl founded ImpEx Beverages, Inc. which controls an impressive catalogue of products such as the Chieftain’s line of independent bottlings, Kilchoman, Isle of Arran, and others both within and outside of the Scotch Whisky category. With nearly 40 years in the Beverage Industry, Ed Kohl has a wealth of experience and spirits knowledge that he happily calls upon while touring America and Europe giving educational seminars on all matters Whisky.

From Kilchoman Distillery on Islay, joining the group will be Anthony Wills to lead tasters through a couple of the distillery’s recent releases. Wills founded Kilchoman in 2005, making it one of the newest distilleries in Scotland, and the first to open up on Islay in over 100 years. The production levels at Kilchoman are small, but it continues to be one of the most exciting distilleries in the business due to its artisanal production methods, wide array of frequent releases, and the variety of styles that Anthony and his colleagues take on.

Talking about the Isle of Arran line of Single Malts will be Louisa Young. Having spent time at Tullibardine Distillery, Young is currently the senior brand manager for Arran Single Malt. The Arran Distillery opened in 1995 and joins the island’s long history of superb and unique Whiskies.

 

VITAL STATS:

Date:    October 4, 2012 at 6:30pm

What:   Scotch Tasting & Light Appetizers

Place:   Zibibbo Restaurant – 430 Kipling Street, Palo Alto

Price:    $49.00 per person

Required: Advance Reservations by calling Rick at 650-325-2806

 

THE SCOTCHES:

BunnahabhainPeated 14 Years Old Chieftain’s Bottling

Glenturret 21 Years Old Cask Strength Chieftain’s Bottling

Balmenach 28 Years Old Cask Strength Chieftain’s Bottling

KilchomanMachir Bay

Kilchoman Sherry Cask

Isle of Arran 10 Years Old

Isle of Arran 14 Years Old

Isle of Arran Sauternes Finish

 

PRONUNCIATION KEY:

Kilchoman(kil-HO-man)

Arran(AIR-ren)  

Bunnahabhain(boon-a-HAH-vun)

Glenturret (glen-THUR-ret)

Balmenach(bal-MEN-ick)

 

Neal F., Beltramo’s Spirits Staff

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