Sorry that I didn't respond before the actual event. I've been on vacation and didn't catch your post in time. Did you attend? If so, what was your reaction to it?
I've been to two tastings in Seattle, though I won't be attending the one scheduled for this evening. I've found that the expressions offered range from commonly available (a large percentage of the offerings) to a small handful of rare malts. That can probably be said of many whisky events. The SMWS typically has four or five of its bottles available and it's an opportunity to sample before you buy. At roughly U.S.$100 I find it to be pricey for a two-hour event. That being said, the SMWS takes the effort to find a nice venue and the buffet-style dinner has been quite good. Additionally, I enjoyed the opportunity to chat with other whisky enthusiasts and I will likely attend future events.
Jdiddy wrote:I have heard various reviews about this event. I am a member but have not attended one yet. Someone once told me that they expected a nice rare selection and they were greeted with a standard selection and was underimpressed. Is this true? Any examples of what they have? I am considering the one in Boston this year and any help would be appreciated.
I don't know about this event. But If you refer to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, they have now released two bottles of Glen Grant from the early 1970s, as well as a Laphroaig sherry cask bottling.
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