I voted for Bowmore because of two reasons , (1) the whisky has steadily got worse since i first went over to Islay ( Bowmore 10yo was my Fav Islay back then....) , i tend to avoid it like the plague now , all the recent bottlings i've tried have been awful . (2) The sheer arrogance of their market department at the last 2 masterclasses i attended at The Feis Ile ( 2005 was the last one) . I now would not miss them one bit if they vanished .
I must say on the way the voting has gone i would definitely miss Bunnahabhain , if you can get past the standard bottlings ( 12, 18 , 25) they have stunning whisky ! I've seen it , and tried it , in the warehouses , lots of the I.B.'s are fantastic (Sukhinders 27yo recent bottling , my best bottling of the year so far) .
A Note to BSD....(especially the Marketing Dept )
Please release the 12/18/25yo at 46% , NCF , uncoloured .
Please release more at the above specifications and at a reasonable price !
Do something with the 1997 Moine ! it's superb !! Make the others sit up and take notice of it !
That was a Whisky Drinkers Political Broadcast on behalf of the Bunnie Lovers Party !