I was in London these past days and of course managed to bring home a few bottles
First a quick visit to The Whisky Exchange (Vinopolis), where a wee taste persuaded me to try a bottle of Benriach 20yo. Were tempted by some older ones as well, but for once let good sense prevail.
I also picked up two Port Ellens (I believe now is the time to stock up, as prices will probably rise.) An OB 2nd release and my second bottle of a favourite; the G&M Cask Strength. 60,7%
Also found the 17yo OB cask strength Cragganmore, which I have been curious about for a long time – really looking forward to trying this one.
And lastly a few 5cl minis; The Arran Malt 10yo, Glendronach 15yo, Royal Lochnagar 12yo and Glenfarclas 25yo.
Because of the no liquids in handluggage restrictions,
I had to stop here, as my suitcase was bursting at the seams.
At Stanstead World of Whisky, I had planned on buying one or two cheapish everyday malts but alas: fate conspired to twart this noble plan: The first sight meeting my eyes was a half price sale on the old line Balblair 26yo. I have never tried it, but at £45 it seemed to good to miss. And behold: on a shelf the Balblair 38yo, that I have heard praised here and elsewhere. And while the £120 pricetag put me well over my budget for this trip, I simply could’nt miss this chance and of course picked up a bottle.
I also fell for a Signatory Clynelish 1983 – should’nt have really, but could’nt help myself.
And now I’m back home – very much richer in the golden drops – very much poorer in cash – but very happy with my new purchases.