Cant believe no one has reported back yet in any detail (unless I've missed it)
Here are my observations
I too was disappointed with the number of exhibitors but was able to fill the whole day adequately!Some of the highlights for me.................
In no particular order; Talisker 57o N was stunning, floral nose loads of soft smoke and licorice on the palate and a very long finish, definatley worth buying.
Compass Box Canto cask 46, 53.2% American oak with toasted heads, sweet nose,sweet almonds. T- Sweet almond,bitter almond,primroses!. F -short and sweet.
Compass Box Maximus 50.1%vatted grain,Carsebridge 28yrs and Invergordon 42yrs. N -fruity,dried fruits ,a little citrus, T-Raisins,vanilla,orange peel, glace fruits,very full mouth feel, F- long, just went on and on. (I had never tasted grain before and this was sensational, it was more than 3D, more like 4D wow!!)In fact it was the best thing in the show IMHO
Duncan Taylor Cameronbridge 28yo 54.4% N -Toffee, crunchie,honeycomb.T-fruityfreshmelon,sherbert,guava.F-long sweet finish.
Duncan Taylor Glenlivet 37yo, (bourbon cask)N- floral and delicate ,spring flowers, T-sherbert lemons,lemon zest,violets,clover honey,machair. F- long and wonderful ,well composed,absolutely brilliant.
Brora 30yo,long and warm ,goes on and on 55.7%. N Creamy,slight honey, T- Huge ,bursting with spice,cloves,honey. F-Long and spicy goes on and on with a little licorice at the finish.
Those were my highlights in the tasting, and I met some great people too, thank you Ardbeg for the book,Graham Logie from Lagavulin for the craic,Gregg Glass at Compass Box for the chance to try those great whiskies! Slainte