Any word on the outcome of the 2004 Cadenhead's Challenge?

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Any word on the outcome of the 2004 Cadenhead's Challenge?

Postby hpulley » Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:57 pm

Cadenhead's said the results of their 2004 Nosing Challenge competition would be on their website on Sept. 1 but so far, I don't see them. Anyone know about them? Anyone else here take part other than me?

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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:34 pm

This was originally David Stirk's project, and in the meantime he's started working for Douglas Laing. But the results have been posted on Springbank's homepage:

Here are the results and the winner:
This years competition has been very successful, attracting many
entrants from all over the world. A thank you to everyone who took
part. The results made fascinating reading with one definite winner.

Cadenhead's Nosing Challenge Winner 2004.

Ronald Engelmann, Germany.

Congratulations Ronald!

The answers are as follows:

Whisky A
Region - North Highland
Distilled at - Dalmore Distillery
Age - 14
Ex-Bourbon

Whisky B
Region - Speyside
Distilled at - Ardmore Distillery
Age - 24
Ex-Sherry

Whisky C
Region - Island
Distilled at - Ledaig Distillery
Age - 10
Ex-Bourbon

Whisky D
Region - Speyside
Distilled at - Dailuaine Distillery
Age - 14
Ex-Bourbon

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Postby hpulley » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:40 pm

Thanks!

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Postby SpiritofShetland » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:29 pm

So how many point did people get?

If we count one point for each correct answer (perfect score: 16 points - one point for each category: cask, region, distillery and age).

Me, I got a whopping total of 6 points.

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Postby hpulley » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:19 pm

I must check my notes when I get home to get the ages right and make sure I had the right samples but I did guess Ardmore and Ledaig (guessed Linkwood but should have gone with Daluiane it seems and thought I had the first one right but guessed Bruichladdich!). Got at least 3 of the woods correct and at least some of the regions, maybe some dates.

Turns out only 7 points with 2 woods wrong (not 1 as I thought) and the exact years are killers for points.

Harry


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