The Whisky Tasting Club

Category Archives: Festival Bottlings

We will give a description of the festival bottlings we buy, but dont expect full on descriptor ladened tasting notes, we leave that to Dom :)

Day 8: Ardbeg day

Ardbeg is my favorite distillery and I’ve bought all festival bottlings except Kilchoman, so surely I would get the Ardbeg one? Well no.  Firstly, this is our last day on Islay,  so didnt fancy racing down and back and secondly, I’d heard they were selling at £250 per bottle. Too rich for my blood on a point of […]

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Day 7: Bunnahabhain open day

Miraculously the weather is holding up well, today was mostly sunny if fairly cold (being British I have to start with a weather report). I was rudely awoken at 6 am by arby barking at sheep who had passed right by the window (I left the garden gate open). Our cottage 1 mile out of Bridge End […]

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Day 4: Laphroaig

Woke up feeling the worse for wear, but a good scottish breakfast soon sorted that out. Laphroaig were running three special events. A masterclass tasting, a trip to Taxa island and a sensory tasting. We were too late to book the first two, but got on the sensory tour for 4pm. Dominic was here as a […]

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Day 1: Lagavulin day

Saturday 22nd is Lagavulin’s open day. Laga are doing a special bottling of 528 bottles. We were not arriving until 15:00 at port askaig. We raced from the ferry right accross the island, parked up and dashed to the shop. Turned out we were just in time and got the last two bottles! Happy happy […]

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