One of the Masterclasses described in the earlier post was done my Michael Lord from The Whisky Shop Dufftown. He also does the annual whisky quiz at Maltstock so people are always happy and afraid when he says he’s coming again.
The Whisky Quiz had already been handled on Friday evening with some staple and some new rounds. The ‘What did I photoshop in this picture’ round was quite ridiculous again. There were ridiculous changes with duplicated cars in the parking lot, light posts at places where they shouldn’t be and things like that. Some were more whisky related with chimneys moved, duplicated or erased, but also complete kilns copied to the wrong building.
A small trivia round, especially compared to last year, had a few questions about whisky geekery on the level I might be of help, with all kinds of exact knowledge. Others were more based on distillery visits, name the manager and this kind of stuff. I’m not of any help there because I just don’t know the names.
The whisky jeopardy round was for the real geeks (guilty as charged) and when the answer ‘6.500.000’ pops up I’m not sure I should be proud of knowing that that is the annual capactiy of Caol Ila.
At least I’m glad there was no Malt Whisky Yearbook round this time. That was even more ridiculous last year (‘What is the last distillery in the book?’) and since only one group had the book with them, they easily won.
Our team didn’t win, but we did come second which means there was a prize for us too. We won a voucher to partake in an extra masterclass by Hans Offringa (or, according to The WhiskySponge, ‘Hans Chewbacca Cockringa’) with all kinds of bourbon thingies. More on that soon!