Okay so I know there's a POURS tasting on Thursday 27th December but a group of visitors asked for one on the 30th or 31st. Meanwhile I'd been toying with an idea of a tasting where each bottle costs over £100 but I was concerned the high ticket price would be a problem. So when these guys said they could afford £30 to £35 a ticket the two came together. Tickets are £35/32*
So far I've got:-
George T. Stagg
perhaps an Octomore but certainly a peaty dram to finish - perhaps an independent and old Caol Ila
not sure about the sherried dram - maybe a Glendronach or a G&M Connoisseur's Choice
Scott's Selection are doing some top and ancient grains at the moment at very competitive prices.
I have a reasonably early Glenlossie Manager's Dram but having never tasted it and am a bit cautious about opening it. - Anybody tried it? It's 12yo and very pale, bottled in the 90s I believe.
I'm thinking a blend. Hibiki 21yo is tempting...
Unusually it's an afternoon tasting and they don't know about it yet so I'm hoping the venue will be The Kilderkin on the Royal Mile.
* £3 discount for first timers and members. Membership costs £10 for 13 months