I’ve long admired Compass Box chief John Glaser for the way he thinks outside the box and I love the fact that The W Club takes the view that anything’s possible – so I’m particularly delighted to announce details of what has to be one of craziest ideas the whisky industry’s seen in years.
John and I, supported by a back-up W Club team, are setting out on an attempt to get in to the Guinness Book of Records by setting out on 24 hours of utter madness.
Our aim? To hold eight whisky tastings in eight cities covering nearly 700 miles in just 24 hours.
We’ll be travelling by van with a W Club team, driving from Inverness to Brighton, holding hour long tasting events around three Compass Box whiskies in Inverness, Edinburgh, Gateshead, York, Birmingham, London, and Oxford before ending in Brighton.
The tour will take place on June 15, the Friday before Father’s Day and tickets are being promoted through the individual shops. All money raised from tickets and from collecting on the evening will be donated to the Red Cross. People attending not only to get an up close and personal tasting from one of the whisky industry’s true legends, but will receive an ‘I Was There’ tour t-shirt.
My view on it all? Well it’s completely bonkers but very exciting and very rock and roll. It’s also a highly ambitious project which is being organised by several people behind the scenes to ensure everything goes smoothly. For instance, someone has to travel ahead of us at each state to make sure the tasting is set up and ready to go so that there no delays.
If you’re interested in being part of our 24 hours of midsummer madness then contact the shops directly.