This is a crazy time of the year for me. I’m getting review samples of so many new products. I’ve been really busy the past month, and I haven’t had the chance to review many of them lately. But that’s about to change. I have them lined up and ready to go, and I’ll be working my way through them over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for that.
On Monday I received samples of the new Diageo Classic Malts Special Releases. Unfortunately, all the caps were loose and most of them leaked. . (Thankfully, replacements are on their way.) I have a really nice, affordable Mackillop’s Choice Mortlach which I’ll be reviewing and telling you about. And I recently received three new bourbons: Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 year old, Evan Williams Single Barrel 2001 vintage, and the Early Times bourbon coming out in January. I also have more “branded” blended Irish whiskeys coming out of Cooley than you can shake a stick at. I’m hoping to work my way through some of them too.
It’s also the time we begin thinking about our annual Malt Advocate Whisky Awards, which I will announce here first on WDJK in February, like I did last year. This is always exciting and fun, but it takes up A LOT of my time.
Now to some administrative items. For some reason, I can’t upload images right now to any of my social media sites (WDJK, Twitter, Facebook) from my laptop. So, bear with me until I get this issue resolved. Posts here won’t look as pretty in the interim without pictures.
And finally, I actually had to delete a post a few days ago. It was a post from about a year ago mentioning the introduction of Johnny Walker Double Black to select Travel Retail outlets. Normally, comments to any of my posts wind down after a week or two, and only rarely do I get any comments after that. How ironic that I continued to get regular comments by new people throughout the year saying how great this whisky is. Just this past week, I had five! That was when I decided that enough is enough! I canned the post.
I have to go, but maybe I’ll have more ramblings at a later date if you find them interesting.