Whisky an' a' that V

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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 18, 2008 5:29 pm

Oh, and great to meet another couple of forum members - Martin Grant and John McGill. Great to meet you both and have a blether!

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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby The wee green man » Sun May 18, 2008 5:55 pm

I too attended this event yesterday, and what a day it was! I would like to congratulate Robin and his team for organising a fantastic festival of whisky tasting.

Here is a list of all the drams that I tasted;

Ardbeg Renaissance
Ardbeg 1990
OMC Laphroaig 13yrs
OMC Port Ellen 25yrs
Auchentoshan 18yrs
Bruichladdich "Torrey Pines" 15yrs (new Links series edition)
Bruichladdich Infinity 2
Bunnahabhain 25yrs
Springbank 17yrs (Society bottling)
Glenfarclas 1974, 1977 and 1980 (Family casks)

I also attended the Inverhouse Masterclass hosted by Stuart Harvey, their master blender. He talked us through a tasting of the following Old Pulteney drams;
New Make Spirit
30yrs (not yet released to the retail market - coming out in August limited to 3000 bottles)
1990 Single Cask
1990 Cask Strength

Everyone was very friendly and approachable, sharing lots of information about each brand. I especially enjoyed a chat with George S Grant, Brand Ambassador from Glenfarclas, he was tremendously personable and gave me lots of information about the Family casks
I would highly recommend this day to all whisky enthusiasts and will certainly be back again next year.

Regards to all those who attended


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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 18, 2008 7:01 pm

Willie and Bobby discussing the Glengoyne 12yo CS:


The venue from the balcony:


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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby bobbyb » Sun May 18, 2008 9:41 pm

Agree fantastic event,tried taking notes and gave up!
Missed you all on the train,but woke up in glasgow central with a half eaten sandwich in my pocket.
Can see from the photograph that Willie is a balanced drinker:- one in each hand.


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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Sun May 18, 2008 10:02 pm

The good lady and myself made it down and had a great day. These are the drams that I can remember trying in no particular order: -

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1974
Glenfarclas Family Cask 1977
Dalmore 15yo
Dalmore Alexander III 1263
Auld Reekie 10yo
Tomatin 25yo
Tomintoul 27yo
Auchentoshan 18yo
Bowmore 18yo
Ardbeg Reniassance
Lediag 10yo

Favourite was the Ardbeg followed by the Auchentoshan 18yo with the Tomintoul 27yo in 3rd

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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby Jimmy321 » Sun May 18, 2008 10:51 pm

Sounds and looks like a fantastic event. I will need to make time to visit next year.

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Re: Whisky an' a' that V

Postby martin grant » Mon May 19, 2008 9:37 am

Great reports from the day guys.

I also really enjoyed the day. There was a really good atmosphere to the event. Busy, but not to crowded.

I also tried the new Ledaig 10 and must admit to being slightly surprised. Still a touch feinty, but vastly improved on the NAS, from what I remember the Burns Stewart guy told me it would retail for £28 which doesn't seem to bad a price for a 10 year old these days.

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