Another brilliant event - thanks to all at RMW for organising this and those manning the stalls for being so generous with the pours whilst being inundated with thirsty punters and keeping a smile all at the same time.
I have to report that I have a bit of a light head today
I hereby promise to use the spitoons more next year!
Anyway, star of the show for me (I don't see the point of voting for single cask independents) was Tobermory 15 - fantastic packaging but more importantly the whisky itself is in another league compared to the usual Ledaig/Tobermory offerings. A cracking briney and coastal influenced sherried dram. A bit of a shame tho to see 'mit farbstoff' on the box. However, this stuff was a revelation for me, well done Burn Stewart.
Other stars, as noted above, for me were the Glenmorangie Astar, Kiklchoman 2.5 YO, Glenfarclas 1988 Family Cask and many (too many to mention) of the independents single cask offerings. Signatory had a 1963 NB Single grain (on the Sat) that was out of this world also DTC had another lovely old grain from Port Dundas.
Stars of the independents for me this year were Dewar Rattray - from them I had a wonderfully sherried Linkwood, even better than their Mortlach, followed by a very peaty and cracking young 1998 Bowmore
Independently bottled Bowmore can be great.
Anyway, well done to all involved.
PS - I agree with those suggesting more room and seating for the more serious punters wishing to take detailed notes. All the more drinking space for me