Monday, May 19, 2008


Well what a day we had. Well over a dozen souls had an away day at Robbie's Drams' Whisky Festival held at Ayr Town Hall. It was good to see so many club members there. It was also a good opportunity to float around the stalls, not only sampling drams, but also setting up tastings. We've got Duncan Taylor in June and hopefully a Murray McDavid at the end of this month. That's still to be confirmed so I'll let you know. If that comes off it will take the place of the usual club night in the Cask and Still. It will also be a full-on tasting as David Kier wants our feedback on some new stuff.
I was going through my notes to see what I'd sampled on Saturday ... and it appears I had 10!!!
In no particular order: The new Ardbeg Renaissance; Auchentoshan 18 that we'd sampled last year on our visit; Caol Ila 1995; Clynelish 1991; Glenkinchie amontillado; Talisker 25 (all from Diageo's very generous stall thanks to James!) Glenfarclas 1994 Family Cask; Longrow CV; Old Malt Cask Mortlach 15 and the Tullibardine 1988. If memory serves me right, they were all good, with the Talisker 25, Mortlach , Tullibardine and Glenfarclas among the top. Actually the only one I DIDN'T enjoy was the Auchentoshan after water had been added. It was much better straight, in my opinion.
But a good day nontheless and we all had a bundle of laughs.

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