jmrl wrote:Sorry BP, and eveyone else, I posted this in a bit of a hurry and can't always check replies daily. The tastings are not part of a secret society. All are welcome.
Although I work for Cadenheads Whisky Shop these tastings are my own sideline and admittedly they do heavily feature Cadenheads and Springbank but only because I can easily try before I buy. It is not unusual to find other independent bottlers in the line up as well as official bottlings. I'd only include something I'm proud to offer and as it is my own business I have an obvious interest in making people enjoy the night enough to come back, hopefully with friends.
Contact myself (Mark Davidson) through the shop on 0131 556 5864 or via mail here or firstname.lastname@example.org
jmrl wrote:I've got some of the ice wine cask Glen Breton too. Not to mention some Potters from KelownaBritish Columbia for the Canada-curious. That Rappahannock is also known as Wasmund's, its all of 4 months old!
Willie JJ wrote:It starts pretty sharp at 7.30, but I usually try to get there a little early to have a beer and blether with Mark D.
butephoto wrote:Looks like I will be running in at 7:30 anyway - the cheap train tickets don't start until the 6:30 train.
Nick Brown wrote:butephoto wrote:Looks like I will be running in at 7:30 anyway - the cheap train tickets don't start until the 6:30 train.
Top tip - that train will be full of 2 hours worth of cheap day return ticketholders. They open the gate about 30 seconds before the train leaves - you will thank yourself for putting yourself into pole position for a sprint to the train to get a reasonable seat. All the seats around you will be taken, so don't hope for a clear seat next to you.
jmrl wrote:I'll post a review of the evening when I get the chance. Its me 40th birthday right now so have to do something memorable - perhaps a trip to the Ratho climbing wall to WATCH. Otherwise - nice to finally meet a fellow forum friend in Mark - thanks much for the chance to taste Ian Buxton's/Royal Mile Whikskies' Port Charlotte my buddies there offered me a dram but discovered they had scoffed the lot. Newbie - I'll hopefully get your drams in the post tomorrow so you can add to the discussion soon.
Campbeltown Loch 21yo blend from Springbank distiller's was a fine start to the evening but those who had tried it before felt this bottling lacked a bit of the depth and luxury of earlier batches, still they were giving it away at £26.20 - its now discontinued and we've got none left in the shop.
to be continued......
Newbie wrote:Thanks Mark, I'll have to get up early and wait for the postman tomorrow!
What did everyone make of the Port Charlotte, I am considering getting a bottle is it worth it?
Willie JJ wrote:butephoto wrote:The short answer - yes.
I agree. Yes!
jmrl wrote:Young grains are harder to find but I'm not sure if that reflects how easy it is to find mature stock at early age or another reason.
jmrl wrote:Newbie no need to have an early bed as I'll be posting minis tomorrow so keep an eye on Monday's postie, smell his breath if he hasn't got something in a small box marked 'definetly not worth nicking'.