First in a series of comparison tastings of independently and officially bottled cask strength Islay malts. Laphroaig, Bowmore and Caol Ila to follow.
Lets see if the quality/price of distiller's large batch bottlings are a better bet than single cask indies.
10yo Rennaisance 55.9%
The Whisky Exchange Ar1 Elements of Islay 58.7%
Malt Whisky Buyers Helpline 15yo 52.8%
Scott's Selection 15yo 51.6%
Cadenheads 17yo 56.3%
November 6th 7.30pm Tollbooth Tavern, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.
Tickets £20/17 (the lower price is for first timers or members, membership is £10 first 13 months, £5 next 13 then free afterwards. Posting of drams possible with additional P&P charges - approximately £4.20 for UK.