Fahrenheit 173 - Aged Spirits
"If it's not good enough to drink slowly, then it's not worth drinking"
Early February I visited the WhiskyExpo in Linköping, Sweden. The exhibitors were basically the same ones as at the fair in Stockholm last September (see below). The prices were also basically the same (heh) but I enjoyed this event a lot more. The WhiskyExpo focused on whisky, of course, and the atmosphere there was calmer and quieter than in Stockholm. There were also plenty of seating which I found rather nice towards the end of the evening =)
There were master classes held by, among others, Stewart Laing (of Douglas Laing & Co), Grant Macpherson (from Cadenhead's) and Alan McConnochie (from BenRiach). All in all I really enjoyed the WhiskyExpo and I'm sure I'll go next year as well!
The highlights of the evening were:
Ardbeg 15 y.o. 1991/03 - 2007/01 (Douglas Laing) 50%:
Cooley 15 y.o. (Cadenhead) 58.6%:
Glen Ord 18 y.o. 1989/01 - 2007/02 (Douglas Laing) 50%:
Laphroaig 8 y.o. (McGibbon's Provenance) 46%:
Longrow 18 y.o. ("preview" cask sample at ~48%):
Talisker 18 y.o. 1988/02 - 2006/12 (Douglas Laing) 50%:
Three new Swedish single malt whiskies
Five single malts from Cadenhead's
Six Irish whiskeys