I had a great time in Islay this year – my bi-annual (?) visit with friends and family.
One of the things we tried to achieve was filming tasting notes (for a sample club) outside every distillery. Well, we didn’t get around them all (this time) but it was great fun doing it.
Here’s a taster of some we did. I was behind the camera, the man in the front is Julian from The Wright Wine and Whisky Company. Enjoy.
Port Ellen 28yo (Old Bothwell)
Caol Ila 14yo Unpeated
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.
Days later, i think i’m still recovering from the North’s largest Whisky event.
Hosted by The Whisky Lounge of York, I was actually on hand to help my friends and The Wright Wine & Whisky Company who were “the shop” for the day.
Up at stupid-o-clock (for a Saturday) on a beautiful, but frosty, North Yorkshire morning, we gathered the strength we could muster (aided by Bacon) and set off for Manchester with hundreds of bottles of Whisky.
From arriving in central Manchester at 8am, it took 4 people over 2 1/2 hours just to unload the van and set up. Tiered by 10:45, and the doors opened to an expectant crowd at 11am….