Watch out in Balvenie maltings if the kiln is on though.
You've got a Rosebank tasting, a Douglas Laing tasting and a Malts of Rothes tasting.
I'm on the Douglas Laing one.
I would have been on the Rosebank one as well but you are just before Per Lovlie's 'last dram' session.
I once had two tasting sessions before going to the dregs party, felt alright and then found myself awake at about 5am, bolt upright with my contact lenses in all night.
That was the last time I did that.
I bought a bottle of Provenance Mortlach 11yr old 46%.
Tyrconnel is a great Irish. Heaven Hill is a great bourbon. Pibroch 12yr is a very good Islay and Ardbeg Uigedal is outstanding.
Black Cuillin 8yr (wonder what that could be?) was cracking as well.
Glenmorangie Burgundy Wood was vile.
I thought the nectars on offer at the DTC stand stole the show !
The Invergordon 1965 was outstanding , a real beauty and the "Auld Reekie" was a great Islay , right up my street . On the whole the Indys impressed me and the distillery bottlings on offer were a disappointment , nothing special or out of the ordinary .
Keir done a great job on the arrangement of the whole day , this was the first event of this type i'd been to and i had a great day .
Nice chatting to a few familiar faces and meeting some new ones .
Nice to meet Susan too and her mad employer !!!
Didn't buy anything at the event but did pick up 250ml of CS 14yo Old Pulteney from a new shop on Victoria street called Demijohns , the bottles are filled from the casks while you wait , they also had a 5yo Benromach and a 14yo Caol Ila (both 40%) . This must be the start of a new craze as the new branch of The Whisky Shop next door has also started doing it (15yo Macallan , 8yo Ledaig and another i can't remember ) .
Still thinking of ordering an Invergordon...hmmm
I have to agree with you gordon, that Invergordon was amazing!!
Glad to hear you bought a bottle of Mortlach Bruce, it was kind of overshadowed by the Glen Ord at the fringe, but a cracking dram none the less!
See you all at whisky live i guess!!
That reason is that I am merely Bruce Crichton, minion at work, and not Michael Crichton, writer of many books that are made into movies.
Makes a note mentally - avoid drams that you have had before and stick to the ones that you have never had or haven't tried since Gandalf was clean shaven. It saves a lot of trouble at the end of the day.
The event was dominated, in my view, by the smaller fry of the whisky industry. I was already well familiar with most of the big boys' stuff, except for the outstanding Ardbeg Uigeadail and the excellent Jura Superstition.
Having the Irish and the bourbons that were there was a nice touch as well.
Favs at the show were the 21 yr old Port Finish Edradour and the 1979 Glenrothes Closely followed by the Ardbeg Uigedal and I also thought that the Peat Monster from Compass Box would be one that I'll be buying when it's released in September.
Can't wait til next year now.
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