Just a bit of bragging, now. Yesterday the annual Bottoms Up tasting at De Whiskykoning took place. All kinds of scraps from his tasting room were available for one last hurrah!
Of course, you have to be suspicious of things that are too good to be true. Sometimes he puts something else in a great bottle, or puts something great in an average bottle.
Point in case: The bottle of Talisker Port Ruighe contained Talisker 30, and the Port Ruighe was put in the hit-or-miss sample bottles strewn around the table.
In the end I had some random other stuff, but after the Talisker things started to wind down. It felt a bit futile to keep rummaging around for something else that was in that league.