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October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00-7:00pm ~ Surdyk’s welcomes Laphroaig ambassador and “Protector of the Peat” Simon Brooking.
We’ll be tasting:
Laphroaig 10 year
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Bowmore 15 year
About Simon Brooking:
“World peace thro’ whisky one dram at a time.”
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a member of the Robertson Clan, Simon traces his roots back to the 13th Century and the Celtic Earls of Atholl.
A well-known expert on Scotch whisky, Simon has worked for many of the leading Scotch distilleries, learning the art and science of distilling from the world’s foremost master distillers and blenders.
For nearly two decades, Simon has led thousands of Scotch whiskey tastings for consumers, bartenders, and social organizations. Informative and entertaining, his presentations have made him an in-demand spokesperson for the whisky industry.
Simon’s love of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands has paved the way to his present position as the Beam Suntory Scotch Ambassador for Laphroaig, The Ardmore, Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch whiskies.
2011 Keeper of the Quaich
2011 Icons of Whisky – Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year –North America
2012 Icons of Whisky – Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year “Commended”
2013 Icons of Whisky – Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year “Commended”
2014 Icons of Whisky – Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year “Highly Commended”
2016 Icons of Whisky – Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year