I was recently fortunate enough to be invited by Bowmore Distillery to one of their Twitter tastings – for Glen Garioch. Hosted by the delightful ‘Lady Blender’, Rachel Barrie, this involved several ‘tweeters’ discussing 4 Glen Garioch expressions; 12 yo, 1986, 1995 and a ‘mystery’ dram.
The day started with a very nice package from the postman – 4 miniature bottles neatly packaged in a larger Glen Garioch box, posted for the attention of “The Whisky Obsession”..
The first real tasting of 2013 was almost a miss for me as the day job seems to encroach on this valentine’s evening. However, all worked out, and being the old romantic that I am, I let the wife stay at home whilst I headed to Skipton.
This tasting was Diagio – The Distiller’s Edition range. Hosted by the extremely entertaining Colin Dunn, I can say it’s one of the best tastings I’ve attended.
Well, what a busy end to to 2012 that was.
Looking back at this blog, i’ve not put anything up since November. Sorry, Movember. Well, that facial hair has been and gone, and we now find ourselves in January 2013.
Working backwards might be a touch easier in Whisky-related news. It’s been busy, but not that busy i suppose..
New Year’s Eve – As unorganised as ever, i didn’t plan a New-Year whisky to toast in 2013. Staying with fiends in Norwich (wine drinkers) i found myself unprepared. However, it was noted that St. George’s Distillery was just 30 mins drive away. Well, i had to.