At the first day of summer we recalled our trip to Islay. We had company of already know::
1. Springbank 30 yo, Chifteans- Ian McLeod, oct.1972, b. oct. 2002, sherry butt #410, 576 Bts., 57.8%
Dram was better than tree weeks before. Air turned out tu be very positive for the whisky. The phrase "good, old sherry", might not be clear to everyone, but that's what we called it.. After you add the water gets very cloudy.
2. Caol Ila 28 yo Platinum C.
Its smell reminded us of the rear of the distillery, not far from the waterfall - with no strong Islay smoke.
Very nice "crying" - for tasting we use glasses from Cadenhead's.
3. Ardmore 25 yo
The first impression of sweetness and delicacy... After a while the sweetness disappears. Whisky of surprising density.
4.The second Ardmore 24 yo Cadenhead's Autentic Collection bottled February 2002 r. cask butt. 636 bottles, 58,6 % distilled 1977.
On the second try, slightly fermented strawberries.
The conclusion of the meeting was:
"We must repeat the trip to Islay once again". Whoever had been there, is not surprised for sure.