The professionals from The Jefferson came to the party (actually brought the party!) and hosted select groups of us on a flavourful tasting adventure, pitting the very best of New Zealand gins and whiskeys, from the Thomson and Cardrona Distilleries, up against the pride of Scotland, from the Bruichladdich Distillery in the Hebrides Islands.
Meanwhile the rest of us waited our turn and reluctantly negotiated our way through a consortium of cocktails … tequila & ginger ale anyone? … and some epicurean delights. War stories shared, dance moves displayed, and for those with the more admirable constitutions, a nightcap at The Jefferson for a dram and a DJ.
Pass the goats cheese, vine tomato & basil filloettes please.