Re: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival
Well what a superb Day yesterday !
The Venue was tip-top , a lovely airy room with plenty of room for everyone .Good idea to have food available in the area and a nice sitting area complete with comfy sofas , The Whisky Lounge !
A very good turn out as well , 330 tickets sold before hand and a few paying on the door .
Nice to catch up with old friends (Raymond and Florence from Bladnoch , Willie JJ , Paul and Livvy amongst others ) and finally put faces to names from the various forums (Chris , Keiron , John McGill , Ras to name a few) .
Good selection of whiskies , more than enough to keep you occupied .
Good to meet Ardbegs Ambassador Davinia , enjoyed the 2002 cask at the tasting , sister cask to a one i filled at the Feis Ile .
Highlights ? The Bladnoch table and The Berry Bros Table , Rob had a superb selection of Berrys Own , the 1982 St Maggies was superb .
Afterwards Willie , Livvy , Ras and myself met up with Mel (my wife) and Sky (Ras's Partner) and ended up in Chinatown for a meal before everyone went their own way .
Like i said A Fantastic day in my eyes , everyone seemed to enjoy it and hopefully we can have a regular event in Newcastle from now on !
Thanks to all the Exhibitors who made an effort to come to our fair city and a huge thanks to Eddie for organising such a great event !
Your the man Eddie !!!!
Full report soon on The SOI....