2 long fucking months.
My final whisky event of 2016, a fantastic year-closer, Diageo’s Special Releases with the always jovial Colin Dunn had been on 8th December at theStudio in Birmingham.
The festive period had been good to me with a number of bottles passing through my hands, a trip up to Comry, Scotland and even a brief visit to Blair Athol Distillery.
But I was still champing at the bit to get going with 2017 in earnest.
Now it was a gloomy February night and it was threatening to piss it down.
I arrived into Quinton early and walked to Rob B’s before we shot over to collect Tom from the station.
Rob is a paid up member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) and had promised us a good night’s tasting.
I was in at the first mention but the intrigue of the coded dark green bottles and whimsical titles had gotten me in a right state.
We rocked up at about 7:30pm and were handed little A5 booklets detailing the night’s line-up and some tasting notes for each.
Nothing below 56%.