the whisky lounge - a journal tracking a whisky maturation project involving a newly-acquired oak cask and a significant amount of patience

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

As If We Needed Another Reason to Pay Attention to Islay

Hi there,

If you are going to be on the island of Islay in the middle of August and have £25 burning a hole in your pocket, why not check out the only chance you're likely to have of seeing a whisky barrel dropped from a helicopter by parachute?

It's apparently a one-off event to raise money for local charities, and it involves whisky, so it gets my stamp of approval. The prizes range from a gigantic bundle of money to accommodations at a hotel during a whisky festival to your own personal hogshead full of sweet, smoky delicious whisky to a number of bottles of the peaty nectar from the island.

If you're interested, check it out here: http://www.spotthewhiskybarrel.com/index.htm

In other news, my new cork is holding up perfectly, so the cask is now back to usable shape with narry an escaped droplet since the repairs. Thank goodness! While I may not get any further use out of it after the Glen Parker, or at most might get one more shot, I'll at least be able to finish up the experiment.

Cheers,

Ian

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