Whiskey Tasting has never been finer than the great “Whiskey Wednesday” evenings at Andre’s Cigar Lounge on the Las Vegas Strip.
Packed with whiskey and scotch lovers at all levels of “expertise,” these Whiskey Tasting Events take place the first Wednesday of the month at Las Vegas’ renowned Cigar Lounge on the 2nd floor of Andre’s Restaurant in the Monte Carlo Casino.
The next Andre’s Cigar Lounge “Whiskey Wednesday” is scheduled for Aug. 1st, 2012, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., and features a wallop of a treat – an evening of Single Malt Scotch tasting. Tickets are just $25 with RSVP – call (702) 798-7151 – or $35 at the door.
Given that Las Vegas’ first Celebrity Chef Andre´Rochat has avidly collected whiskeys, cognacs and armagnacs for more than 40 years, you can be assured that these renowned Las Vegas Whiskey Tasting Events always feature the world’s finest – and rarest – selections. For August’s “Whiskey Wednesday at Andre’s,” we’ll be tasting through the Scottish Lowlands, with Single-Malts from Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie, and a specialty Auchentoshan bottling from Duncan Taylor.
Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced near Glasgow and is nicknamed “the breakfast whisky” because of its sweeter, fruitier nature. Established in 1800, Auchentoshan is the only distillery in Scotland to have a third still. The triple distillation creates a very smooth single malt scotch. At the same time, the triple “dip” takes the spirit from the average 70% proof to about 81%, creating a subtle whisky that then matures beautifully in oak.
Auchentoshan’s 16- year and 18-year old scotches have received double gold medals, and its “Three Wood” won “the best Scotch Whisky and Cigar Combination” at a recent World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.
Glenkinchie is produced in East Lothian, Scotland, about 15 miles from Edinburgh. Set in rolling farmland, the distillery is one of only three remaining Lowland malt whiskies in production in the world. With origins that date back to 1825, the founding brothers, John and George Rate, renamed the distillery to Glenkinchie in 1837, and it’s never missed a year of production. Glenkinchie features a 10-year, a 12-year and a 14-year-0ld Distiller’s Edition that is double matured in sherry casks. Noted for its fresh and light character, Glenkinchie is considered a phenomenal introduction to the world of Single Malt Scotch.
Mark your calendar now for Whiskey Wednesday, Aug. 1st! We recommend you RSVP in advance as tickets tend to sell out quickly. Call (702) 798-7151 for $25 tickets (they are $35 at the door).
P.S. And if single-malt scotch doesn’t suit your fancy, come on down to Andre’s Cigar Lounge anyway, and peruse our spirits list boasting one of the three largest cognac collections in the world.