Giorgia De Biasi is a Society member who’s had an epiphany through flavour and has sparked a journey through everything great in whisky…
“2019 saw me rejoin the SMWS after a couple of years out in the wilderness. It all started when I received a membership as a Christmas present a few years ago!
It’s impossible to pick a favourite flavour profile, it’s truly mood-dependent, but I can say that the 4.192 A pine forest after rain back when I joined was a revelation for me, and it turned me towards Highland Park as a distillery, but also that constellation of flavours that is a perfect balance of bright, light, subtle and still complex.. and it was a hot December evening after all. Perfect drop.
Other times the lusciously gorgeous 35.228 Cigar juice hit the mark at the SMWS stage at the 2019 Oak Barrel Whisky Fair. In fact it’s fair to say that for the four SMWS events I have visited this year, each were completely different! Not just the lively whisky fair stage, but the intimate and fun group at the cute Shirt Bar for the Old Fashioned pre-release tasting – busy Boilermakers at Wayward Brewing (I also learnt more about beer.. everyone wins) – Andrew Derbidge’s Old School night at the RAC, where I met and fell a little bit in love with Distillery 39 (swoon). Not only whiskies, either – I made new friends at these events too. Which just goes to show, only great people drink with SMWS right?”