arkle wrote:Question: When you attend WL do you have a 'Game Plan'.
I try, but often fail getting distracted with pretty bottles and smooth banter. For the last 3 years I've tried to visit the compass box stand, but to date haven't. Hanyu, Penderyn and Buffalo Trace being equally to blame.
Every year I plan to make notes, take photos, listen intelligently, not feel the need to drink every sample to the bottom of the glass. I then arrive home to find I've just written down two whiskys, have a bag full of leaflets for things I don't remember tasting, and my camera is still in my pocket unused.
As for Bourbon / Rye, if you don't try it, you are shutting off a whole world of whiskey.
Personally The Old Rip Van Winkle doesn't do a lot for me.
However I did like Buffalo Trace. Their Eagle Rare bourbon was nice, complex and quite close in style to Scottish Malts. However their Sazerac (an aged Rye) blew my socks off. The long dry peppery finish is like nothing else I've drunk, and I'm hoping they are back this year!
This year will be different, I'll be organised and methodical