Reggaeblues wrote:Just got back from "Whisky Live". What fun! never been before...had a great deal of trouble getting rid of my vouchers. the tally stands at 7 free samples...and two voucher samples!!
...and , yes, i was poured, from a medicine bottle with a white label, a sample of "Renaissance" by none other than "Mr. Glenmorangie" , Bill Lumsden!
Of COURSE I enjoyed it you idiot!
Very different, esp. in the nose, to the current 10 YO(of which I have 2 bottles stashed)but nonetheless distinctly Ardbeg. you know something's afoot whan you find yourself hurrying through a new CS Glenmo to get to the Ardbeg!!
Tried a lot of great whiskies, including a second freebie of Yamazaki 18 YO, the first blind, as it was procured for me by Barry, my self-appointed guide(I'm new to WL). Highly recommended...like the best of Springbank and HP rolled into one!
I must say the folks at Glenmo/Ardbeg are most generous! One only had to ask...
I followed the Renaissance with a Uigeadal. Personally, i love the added sherry. gives Ardbeg a lovely twist.
but you won't be disappointed.
Has anyone ever been with this distillery?
Final analysis - "Renaissance"- another exceptional whisky on its way to a store near you!
RB I thought you were going to go on saturday! Glad you enjoyed it.