Why, tell me why, do I believe that the whole thread is a fake?
I think the line up is rather weird, because the Ardbeg 10 Year Old, Uigeadail, and Beast in the beginning and the Mor in the end do not fit with the rest, especially not in this order.
Also there is no Kildalton 1981 except of the miniatures in the peat-pack, and I´ve never heard of an Ardbeg 1999 matured in a burgundy cask, I can´t even find it in Google. And to topp this, if it exists it can´t be an original botteling like all others and no intelligent beeing could choose it for the best dram of this range.
Umm....now I'm wondering whether your
post is a fake?????
Are you serious with those questions????? Doesn't matter...I'll answer them anyway:
1. Please read through my previous 2563
contributions made to this website and see how many other fake events I've reported on.
2. Moet Hennessy partly sponsored the event and wanted to feature the currently available
line up as a curtain-raiser to the main event. This is why the 10yo, Uigedail, and Beast were served at the start...these were the pre-dinner drinks.
3. Yes, you are correct, the 1981 Kildalton was actually sourced from 14 Ardbeg Peat Packs. The miniatures were opened and they were all poured into one large bottle. The 14 Ardbeg Peat Packs were donated by Moet Hennessy on the night.
4. Again, you are correct, there has never been an official bottling
of 1999 Burgundy Cask Ardbeg. But that doesn't mean that such a cask does not exist in Ardbeg's warehouse! The bottle used on the night was a sample drawn directly from the cask. And if a burgundy cask sounds odd to you, don't forget that Ardbeg is owned by Glenmorangie, and Glenmorangie employs a certain individual by the name of Bill Lumsden.
5. Why on earth would you suggest that no intelligent being would choose this as their favourite????? Do you think the Burgundy Cask was featured at the tasting because it was a weird whisky, or because it was a spectacularly good whisky? I'll answer the question for you....it was featured at the tasting because it was a spectacularly sensational
bottling, so it shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that some of us at the tasting thought it was the best of the night. Remember...this was the "Ultimate" Ardbeg dinner, not the "Ordinary" Ardbeg Dinner. And don't ever fall for the trap of thinking that an 8yo whisky can't possibly be as good as a 25yo whisky. Old does not equal better.
6. I can forward you photographs of the night if you like. A professional photographer was hired for the evening, and I have over 200 of his photos on a CD. However, as has already been suggested, why don't you just log on to http://www.singlemalt.tv
and watch the whole event in motion pictures!
Hoax? Ha! Any chance you were a fan of The Matrix ??
Thanks for giving me a chuckle.