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The Whisky Ship

 11 Dec 2005  

I attended the annual whisky fair in Zürich, the Whisky Ship, two weeks ago and now I've finally found the time to sort out my tast­ing notes. This year I tasted around 50 whiskies and I bought 12 of them!

Now that I've tried the new whiskies again at home, I found them as good as, or even better than at the fair. This is unusual, because I often get a little disappointed when I try my new purchases under more calm, "sober" circumstances... Ok, I'll admit to one disappointment: Bruichladdich Rocks. (It doesn't. But it's pretty good on the rocks.)

Anyway, here are my highlights from the "Whisky Ship":

Glen Grant 25 y.o. (GM)91 p
Strathisla 25 y.o. (GM)90-91 p
Macallan 1973 (GM)90-91 p
Mortlach 1970 (GM)89-90 p
Bowmore NAS (old, dumpy bottle)90? p
Convalmore 1977 28 y.o.89 p
Auchentoshan 1981 cask 461489 p
Bowmore 1989 16 y.o.89? p
Caperdonich 1966 (Scottish Castles)89? p
Benriach 20 y.o.88-89 p
Caol Ila 1979 25 y.o. (Sign) cask 05/187     88? p
Magilligan 5 y.o. (Irish single malt)87 p

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