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The Winning Tasting Notes
By Teun van Wel
Benromach 2001 Cask Strength
Nose: Bob Marley waking up.
Taste: To hot to do work.
Finish: Very relaxed.
Wemyss Cragganmore 1989 "Lemon Grove"
Nose: Waking up in Barbados.
Taste: Going to the beach and have a Malibu cocktail
Finish: Although you have to go home you stay on the beach and and have another one. Very relaxed.
Duncan Taylor Octave Linkwood 1991 20 Years Old
Nose: I just love the smell of whisky in the morning.
Taste: Something to talk about with fellow enthusiasts.
Finish: Sunday 9 Sep, after breakfast, very relaxed.
Douglas Laing Old & Rare Glen Grant 1985 25 Years Old
Nose: Like a Saturday afternoon at Maltstock
Taste: Is that the BBQ firing up?
Finish: An unforgettable evening around the camp fire with fellow enthusiasts sharing and enjoying great whisky - very relaxed.
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 25 Years Old
Nose: Like being on a remote tropical island some where in the mid south Pacific just before noon, on an undiscovered beach, getting a massage from a young lady with the softest hands you'll ever find, while sipping the ultimate Pina Colada from a coconut, knowing there's absolutely nothing you have yo do for the rest of the day. Utterly relaxed.
Finish: Never. Please!
Berry Brothers & Rudd Glenlivet 1973 38 Years Old
Nose: Hmmm. Looks like I just got an extra week on the island.
Taste: Oooh and she just bought me a fruit basket.
Finish: Feeling totally and utterly relaxed.
Adelphi Glenrothes 1969 42 Years Old
Nose: If I wasn't so relaxed I'm sure I could come up with some fantastis notes.
Finish: Can we finally relax now?
A Word from the Owner
Frankly I distance myself from the judging which was undertaken by Kirsteen and Vicky and hence forth a more reasonable judge has been appointed. Any complaints take it up with them. I could have over-ridden their decision but that is not my way - we run a democratic dictatorship. If you discard the blatant promotional material above you are left with the workings of a deranged tour operator. Oh well! Teun won a bottle of the Berry's Glenlivet for his trouble - if everything in life was so easy. Other whisky festivals are available.