peat-chaser wrote:Well, they still manage to get really nice bottlings, but sadly this is no longer the case for all bottlings and some exquisit bottlings are exclusively available in edinburgh ....
I can assure you this is not true , i've had some pretty awful bottlings in Edinburgh ! This used to be the call of the Americans until recently "They only send us the bad ones!" but as Ryan and a few others who i know from the States , this isn't true as the aforementioned Port Ellen proves .
I can tell you i've been surprised by the quality of some of the recent Bottlings ( which have turned into purchases.....) , being known as a self confessed Islayholic i've been buying some pretty impressive stuff from other regions which has shocked a few friends . Those include a stunning 7yo Old Pulteney, several Longmorns , a Glentauchers and some pretty stunning Glenmorangies .
At tastings we've also had some very good bottlings from other branches of the Society so again i know they don't keep the good stuff for Edinburgh .