- Have coffee. Note that other visitors appear to be generally over 40 and male. Make note to skip WFNN in favour of beach volleyball tournament next year.
- First taste: a Linkwood 12 yrs. (Douglas Laing).
- Compared a standard Glenlivet (12 years) with an 18 years old one. The 18 years old is fuller.
- A Clynelish: fresh, salty. Worthy of a recommendation.
- Had a taste of Ben Riachs: Rum cask vs. Madeira cask.
- Compared a Highland Park with a MacAllen. Highland Park won, probably because the MacAllen's more subtle tones were lost on my diminishing senses.
- Compared Dalmore 12 yr. with 15 yr. Both a bit too sweet for me at that time.
- Finally, a Lagavulin. Superb, as always. (Barman made us eat a mint first?!)
- Resisted urge to pay 15 euros for a glass of *extremely* rare Lagavulin.
- Laphroiag tastes a bit thin after that, but still a great taste.
- Failed to act upon recommendation of rare Aberlour by ex-colleague. ("You want the bottle that's almost empty.")
- Compared Ardbeg 10 years old with an Ardbeg Corryvreckan. (Corryvreckan won.)
- 23:00: Closing time. Down to the pub for
a two shilling aleevaluation and a final round of beers.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Some notes from the "WFNN" (Whisky Festival Noord Nederland, der Aa-Kerk, Groningen):
Posted by Kees Hink at 1:02 PM