Dramfest Obscura - Regional Wines & Spirits

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What : Whisky Tasting - Dramfest Obscura

When : Wednesday 27th May 2009
Where : Regional Wines and Spirits
Who : The usual team! My mates Ian & Donna and of course myself
Why : To sample some tasty whisky & enjoy my life

Dramfest Obscura, what the hell does that mean? Well in February of this year, Michael Fraser-Milne of Whisky Galore in Christchurch, hosted the Bi-yearly 'Dramfest' whisky festival.
I attended this wonderful event and it was the 5th all time top weekend of my life. Such a wonderful array of fine Islay and non-Islay whiskies.

Dramfest Oscura celebrates some of the standout non-Islay whiskies from that salubrious weekend. As per usual it was a blind tasting, with 7 whiskies (See the above photo) including one mystery malt.

The Malts were as follows:

Malt : Benromach Organic 43%
Score: 6.35

Malt : Murray McDavid, 1989 Highland Park 17yo, (2500 bottles) Aged in Banyuls casks
Score: 7.55

Malt : Adelphi, Clynelish 14yo (1993-2008), 57% cask#7541 282 bottles
Score : 8.09

Malt : Adelphi, Breath of the Highlands 22y0 (1985-2008), 55.2% 159 bottles cask#1066
Score : 8.76

Malt : Adelphi, GlenGrant 22yo (1985-2008), 62.1% 167 bottles cask#10184
Score : 8.92

Malt : Adelphi, Mortlach 17yo (1990-2008), 57.5% 516 bottles
Score : 8.83

Malt : Benriach 15yo, 46% finished in Pedro Ximenez casks MYSTERY
Score : 6.95

Highs and Lows

Find of the night - GlenGrant 22yo! I mean 62.1%, Adelphi, come on!

Filthiest whisky of the night - Benromach Organic. Organic Ewww, Fresh oak No !

So there you have it. Another successful tasting. New favourites found. They weren't from Islay but they are still not too bad.
I will give an after action report on the evenings activities shortly, including additional whiskies consumed, fine establishments visted, why I was so late for work the next day and whose fault that really was!!

But anyway.............................Yay for Tasty Tasty Whisky!!!

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