arkle wrote:Question: When you attend WL do you have a 'Game Plan'( I try to, but sometimes it doesnt work. I ve never tried Bourbon/Rye and wondering whether I should ?
Definetly I tried Sazerac Rye 8 year old for the first time at last years. I ended up buying a bottle. My game plan last year was go for Japan.
arkle wrote:Question: When you attend WL do you have a 'Game Plan'.
I try, but often fail getting distracted with pretty bottles and smooth banter. For the last 3 years I've tried to visit the compass box stand, but to date haven't. Hanyu, Penderyn and Buffalo Trace being equally to blame.
Every year I plan to make notes, take photos, listen intelligently, not feel the need to drink every sample to the bottom of the glass. I then arrive home to find I've just written down two whiskys, have a bag full of leaflets for things I don't remember tasting, and my camera is still in my pocket unused.
As for Bourbon / Rye, if you don't try it, you are shutting off a whole world of whiskey.
Personally The Old Rip Van Winkle doesn't do a lot for me.
However I did like Buffalo Trace. Their Eagle Rare bourbon was nice, complex and quite close in style to Scottish Malts. However their Sazerac (an aged Rye) blew my socks off. The long dry peppery finish is like nothing else I've drunk, and I'm hoping they are back this year!
This year will be different, I'll be organised and methodical
Don't get distracted, visit them first.
You'll not be disappointed.
WhiskyBrat wrote:If you're visiting WL London then you can enter this http://www.mbdlive.com/ to win Bowmore, Suntory and lots more Morrison Bowmore prizes. Attendees only though
Thanks to WhiskyBrat for the heads-up on this competition.
I signed up this morning and received notification that I am a winner this afternoon.
I'll fly from Denmark to London Saturday morning and pick up my prize.
And, yes, I had planned to go to Whisky Live anyway. It would take more than 10 miniatures to get me to book a trip to London (but not much more!).
With 10 Bowmore minatures at your disposal I am sure you'll make lots of new friends as WL ( ). May bump in to you there - I presume you'll be the one with 9 members of the forum crowding round you like seagulls following a trawler!
lawschooldrunk wrote:I also won but won't be able to make it. is anyone who lives next to woodhill going? that way, you can pick it up for me and give it to him to hold for me? or could you possibly ship it to me???
I'd be most appreciative to the one that can help me out. I'll forward my winning email for you to print out so you can pick it up from the bowmore booth.
LSD I'm going on saturday I'm already picking up 7 bottles for folks here one more won't hurt. I'd happily send it on.
A little disappointing. Saw a few familiar faces, but underwhelmed by the number of exhibitors this year, and those that were there didn't have too much that was new / exciting to show this year!
There were some nice drams around, especially the hidden ones but having bought a 2 day ticket I think I'm going to be struggling to occupy the Saturday!
Vouchers - well I started with 5, and seem to have left with 8 (many thanks to the unknown beneficiary)! There are more posters, threats etc, about vouchers, but IMHO if you show an interest very few stands ask for them with any seriousness.
Highlight for me so far, was chewing the cud with Willie Tate (Jura/Dalmore)!
Most annoying thing - the 2 min tannoys for whisky tastings, tickets, cocktail exhibitions etc. that seem to interupt your dram with amazing ear piercing regularity!
The confirmation of winning email from Ewan said that prize had to be collected but did anyone else notice on the entry form that they were advitising that prizes could either be collected or posted out??
Fingers crossed that we'll receive it in the post especially as this weekend is already going down hill fast.
Enjoy the show and have a dram for us.
Congrats on winning and hope family news is positive, you have my thoughts FWIW at chez Sean. If you'd posted earlier I'd offered to collect for you. Saturday has been okay, but I think a resounding 5-6/10. Nothing spectatular but I now have a cheeky 50cl bottle of CS (red!!) Glenmorangie in my bag thanks to Bill, and a rather chewy taste palate thanks to all the other exhibitors!
Matt Page wrote:Missed you both days Rufus, your score is understandable... but it was still a good couple of days hopefully.
T'was indeed a good couple of days (there aren't many days in the calendar where you get to drink whisky all day with some of the top guys in the business)!
Suprised you missed me though, and rather as there was someone whom I thought was you and ! talked to at reasonable length on both days! If it wasn't you I wonder which poor s0d in a suit at WL I've been calling Matt!
RufusA wrote: in a suit at WL I've been calling Matt!
It probably was me then, but I must have thought you were someone else, Les perhaps, did I call you Peter? All very confusing.
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