The tasting of all 10 bottlings for the 175th was rather dissapointing (100ml samples, 5 people and all of us were quite disenchanted). Hey, Cadenhead, is this the best you can offer for this occasion? If so, why taste anything Cadenhead in the future? I think this is a big opportunity missed for building great faith in your products in the years to come. And somehow I refuse to believe this is the best you can do.
My rates for the 175th anniversary shop bottling incl. Aberdeen:
Tullibardine 82 (really?)
Laphroaig 88 (a shame for a 1998)
Arran 90 ( who would have thought this would be number 1?)
Please, not all Germans like sulphur, i.e. Tullibardine/Springbank. There were so many beautiful bottlings of late, why this now? What did you bottle for the 150th? Worlds apart. Sadly.