Drumheller club celebrates scotch
The golden liquid can transport you from a field of heather to a fireside where smoke rises in swirls to your grandma’s kitchen as she pulls a peach cobbler from the oven. Travelling to various times and places is made possible with each sniff, each sip. Drinking Scotch whisky is an experience in which to be delighted.
The Drumheller Scotch Club celebrated the elixir on Saturday, May 14. They toured the valley and tasted various whiskies along the way. They also took time out to honour a kindred spirit of the club, Dr. Jeff Chung with a special tasting.
The tour, like others before, gave participants a chance to learn more about scotch.
Whisky can only be referred to as scotch if it is distilled in Scotland. Once serving a small market, scotch has recently been exposed to many worldwide, due to international travel and globalization. People from all over the world have quickly become infatuated; causing an explosion of demand, which has resulted in a Scotch whisky drought.
Due to the aging process and small-scale business of traditional distilleries, supply simply cannot meet demand, pushing prices for ma- ture malts higher than many can afford. Most distilleries are changing their business strategies and techniques to meet a growing market.
Although whisky is being released without hitting traditional maturity ages, the new distillery techniques create drams with complexity and character. Most dis- tilleries are replacing familiar 10, 12, 18 year old range with whiskies with no age statement. For example, Macallan replaced its aged statements to a color series (gold, amber, Ruby).
Although it is disappointing for long-time scotch lovers to lose the ability to purchase a favorite, new distilleries popping up in countries around the world are providing affordable and great-tasting whisky.
The Scotch Club Celebrated World Scotch Day with for a wee bit of golf. a tour of the valley. Along the way they took a break