I realized a while ago that this 5th edition of the Hielander Whisky Festival is also the fifth time I’m there. So so far I didn’t miss a single one. I think this is something to keep up.
This year, like two years ago I went there with my in laws. We spent our time drinking, eating and chatting to random people we happen to know. And some we don’t. A lot of friends were met, and a lot of drams were had. I only took wobbly pictures of the ones I bought, but since there was four of us we had quite a couple more.
Of the ones that are not in the pictures:
We tried the Glenmorangie 18 which is an awesome dram. I know I had it before and I knew it was good. Now I want a bottle. I love it when a distillery has an affordable 18 year old which also is great.
There were also more Kintra drams, which were good. I picked a young Tomatin which was a bit immature, but the 23 year old Blair Athol was nice.
Signatory bottled an 18 year old Clynelish at 56.4% for which the hunt it on. Most sites have already sold out but that was a great one.
I also got to try the Glen Moray 25 year old Port Cask, which I hope to review more in depth in a short while.
So the result of the festival is that I’m a couple tenners lighter. Also that my wishlist has grown significantly. Luckily, not many of the drams are really expensive. As in, I could even buy some of them. Which I might.
Thanks HK, MS and RS!
Oh, and the haggis was great again. I should also have gone back for the smoked salmon, but I decided to buy another dram instead. Both would have been a good idea at the time!