Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
The fourth session of WDTS ended Aug. 31, 2011. This session was longer than usual. The time allocated to the tasters was exceptionally two months, because of the holiday period. Period when many people are missing, and also time is not conducive to whisky tasting for those who are lucky enough to live in the South of France, where the sun does not always mix well with the tasting ...
This session, like the previous was exciting. I want to thank the producers who have sent their whiskies. A big thank you too to the 19 participants who returned their tasting notes.
Producers who have made this meeting possible are:
Regarding this session, we can note the presence of two Single Grain (Cameronbridge and North British), which probably throwed more than one participant. The sessions are prepared according to what the producers want to send me ...
This session is also characterized by very large differences on some bottles. Real "Love it of Hate it"? I do not know ... but it proves that the tastes are not unanimous on all the whiskies presented. And that's good. Needless to say, everyone was surprised, however, by differences of 41 or 45 points on two bottles. But the odds are justified by the corresponding notes. This makes the sessions even more exciting.
The "winners" of this session are:
|Tomatin||Liquid Sun||1976, Liquid Sun|
|Cameronbridge||Whiskies of Scotland||31 years old (46%)|
this dimension "favorite" is assigned according to purchase intentions compared to price. This bottle got 13 points during the session.
(Cameronbridge followed with 12 points, North British and Cragganmore with 4 points, with 3 points and Tomatin Ardmore with 2 points)
For the general ranking of all sessions WDTS (always blind tastings), click here .
Below is the complete picture of this session. The column of numerical results reflects the minimum and maximum ratings per bottle, and the gap between the extremes. For more details, click on the name of the bottle.
|6||Tomatin||The Whisky Agency||1976, Liquid Sun||...(27)|
|4||Tamdhu||The Whisky Agency||1990, Liquid Sun||...(41)|
|3||Cameronbridge||Whiskies of Scotland||31 years old (46%)||...(20)|
|2||Ardmore||The Whisky Agency||1992, Liquid Sun. Heavily peated||...(45)|
|1||North-British||Master of Malt||20 years, Master of Malt||...(20)|
|5||Cragganmore||Master of Malt||20 years, Master of Malt||...(19)|
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