I'd echo the support for the Adelphi stall (great Linkwood and Glen Garioch) and the OMC Glenturret, with its huge and complex finish.
The new range of Glenmorangie flavoured whiskies is a vast improvement over the old range, with the taste of the Glenmorangie coming through and the flavouring feeling like it is integrated, rather than a masking agent.
Other stellar drams included Dewar's Signatory (my star of the show), Aberfeldy 21 (have I got the age right?), Mackmyra 05 and the DL Caledonian 40yo (I perferred this to the Lochside, but I tried the Caledonian first, which maybe helped).
The Rarest of the Rare blend was interesting for its contents, but wasn't the greatest whisky ever. Alas, I don't have my tasting notes here or I'd offer more detail.
Thanks again to RMW for organizing the event, and next time please don't only enter people in the prize draw if they vote for the winning whisky because this does inhibit voting for some of the less fashionable options.
Plonkers of the festival:
American woman wearing strong perfume, trying every dram on the G&M stall by giving it a cursory sniff (they all had perfumey notes?) and then knocking it back in one before moving rapidly onto the next dram
Guy at the DL stall, early on the Saturday, presenting a clean glass and asking for Port Ellen. Robin Laing said that he'd not be able to taste anything else after a Port Ellen. The guy replied that he knew, but he just liked Port Ellen. Quick festival, eh?