Oh, I see, so the new "Great" whisky bars of the world 2012 app, Sponsord by Jura and Dalmore was based on Whisky Magazine members voting. That explains how an absolute dive such as the Hunting Lodge Hotel on the road to Springbank
, which was closed down the last time I drove past it in May 2012, got in. Or maybe you simply carry-forward the same old rubbish bars year after year because you can't be bothered to produce a proper list.
The fact that the Highlander Whisky Inn, Craigellachie, Speyside, one of the late great Michael Jackson's favourite whisky bars, with 500+ single malts, doesn't get a mention
makes your list of
whisky bars about as worthwhile as a
Best of the 60's music album
; excluding the Beatles.
Instead of asking the real experts: the whisky writers, journalists and the people who actually write for Whisky Magazine to collate their knowledge of the great whisky bars around the world, you've proclaimed the great whisky bars to be anywhere that at least one of your members have been to.
And that's why the new app called "great whisky bars 2012" I was sent is absolutely rubbish.
I wonder if Whisky Magazine relies on the same general contribution from its members in order to produce their monthly publication? Let's take anyone's unqualified opinion and call it "great."