Links! Man, I wonder if my posts are given less weight around here because of my infrequent posting?
Just yanking your chain, Tyson. I've had the St Andrews, which I thought was marvelous, and the Augusta, the first dram of which was very unpleasantly soapy; after it had been open for a bit, it was much better, but with a strongly salty finish. Nowhere near as good as the St A, but okay.
Thirstin' Howell at Federal W&S in Boston, who attended the Islay Festival and Bruichladdich Academy a few weeks ago, told me that he witnessed Jim McEwen telling a roomful of people that the St A and the Augusta were exactly the same. No one had the nerve to contradict him.