York Whisky Fest 2012

Another week, another whisky event, this time – in my home town.

This was another event run by the increasingly busy Whisky Lounge, run by Eddie Ludlow. I attended on account of my hard work at the Manchester event, and on behalf of the best whisky shop in the North of England – in my opinion, The Wright WIne & Whisky Company…

As a customer on this occasion, it was all about tasting for me on this event, and after a pint at the York Tap, we headed off…

Read on to find out what a Whisky event is about – and the 16 whiskies I sampled…
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Suntory Yamazaki 10 Year old

By last Friday, I was focused on a new Whisky. Not for the collection or for investment, but to drink. The plan was to spend about £30 on an ‘everyday’ and easygoing dram. For too long now, i have been dipping into the expensive end of the Ardbeg scale, and with prices of Alligator escalating, I feel like I should save those last few bottles (because it would hurt me too much to replace).

On Saturday afternoon, I found myself in a Whisky shop in Stamford Bridge. By no means a heartland of fine spirits, it nevertheless offered some options for me. My usual supply would come from Skipton, but I wanted something now.

The selection at Stamford Bridge is by no means vast – infact, they have more of the rarer or expensive Whisky behind the counter than they do on the shelves – but they are friendly, willing to talk and always offer a taster.

As I was looking for something … different… this caught my eye, and my nose. Continue reading