Looks like two excellent whisky events at the International Science Festival in Edinburgh this year. At 6pm on the 14th of April 2011, Charles Maclean, Master of the Quaich and author of 10 books on whisky (can find some of these books on whisky by Charles Maclean at Amazon) will “explore the wonders of smell and taste in relation to whisky, and the language used by the whisky industry to describe them”.
The event takes place at the whisky Heritage Centre at The Scotch Whisky Experience, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE. Tickets are £15 and £10 for concessions (samples included) and for over 18s only.
In addition – and immediately after “the theory” – Charles Maclean will also host a tasting of a range of malt whiskies at 8pm at the same venue. In this session Maclean will “explore aroma and taste more fully, and discuss where they come from in production and maturation” – tickets £20 including whisky.
Sounds good to me – full details of this and many other excellent events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival web site.