SpiritofShetland wrote: You know we were there, gave you a bit a memory to carry back - and of course the Rosebank.
btw. How's your back Bruce?
I shall be skipping my Wednesday gym workout thank you very much.
SpiritofShetland wrote: Would have liked to stay at dregs longer, but what can a guy do?
Get plastered first next time?
SpiritofShetland wrote: Highlights for me was:
* Visit at BenRiach Distillery, got to taste quite a lot of interesting samples. And luckily for us outside the UK their new releases will come at 43% outside the UK (who only get 40%) - the extra 3% add a lot to the flavour.
If you managed to get a taste of a good Benriach, well done to you. It was smooth but decidely non-descript when I had the old Chivas version.
SpiritofShetland wrote:* Susan's Rosebank-tasting (with the subsequent giving away of a horrid halfbottle of Signatory Rosebank).
The half-bottle will do my colleague. I tasted a little, as did Stuart, and we thought it was rather non-descript rather than horrid.
I'm just sorry that I didn't get to Susan's event as it clashed with Per's and I would have to been chucking drams away to have made it to both events and that would never do. I have a reputation to keep up.
SpiritofShetland wrote: Down points:
* The weather on Sunday. Sunny! The weather permitted us to climb Benrinnes - damn hard work!
I solved that problem by not signing up for that event.
Highlights for me were the trip to Cardhu with a taste of the five JWs from red to blue. That stuff is fantastic. If money was no object, I'd drink the Gold Label. Since it is an object, I'll stick to the still excellent Black Label.
Mike at the Tomintoul Whisky Castle is worth the price of admission alone. His choice of drams was superb with the cracking Longmorn 15, the wonderfully sweet and golden-honeyish G+M Longmorn 12, the Murray McDavid Clynelish 14 (1990 I think) which was the sweetest and best Clynelish I've ever had and he rounded off with an OMC Port Ellen from 1981 which was just fantastic.
I could have done with a little more time in his shop though as we were rather rushed.
Grabbed a bottle of OMC Glentauchers which was great stuff and was the best Glentauchers hands down. OMC Glen Garioch was also the best from that distillery as well. I told Susan's boss, at the Whisky fringe, that I would treat myself to an OMC when I was promoted, thinking I would be about 93 when my promised promotion came through. However, it came through, with extra cash, in September so that was rather cool.
And my last highlight was the opportunity, at the dregs party, to demonstrate that I am, by far, the strongest man who comes to these events. I'm not sure I want to do that to often though.