Thursday, May 14, 2015

04/24 - 04/25 - Whiskyfair Limburg

As the years before I made a long weekend for this trip, especially while knowing that the roads are very busy and it can take you a while to make this 500 km.

Anyhow, after a much longer time on the road we arrived just in time at the hotel to get ready for the Glenfarclas Whisky Dinner, which really was a blast! Of course we also enjoyed a few beers and some more drams with the guys at the Villa Konthor and ended up late in bed... as always.

The next morning started with some really crappy weather, hard to believe that we'd a perfect day before... but who cares about the weather, we're here for the WHISKY!! Thx to our pre-sale-tickets we entered the building through a side entrance and avoided the very long queue at the main entrance where it can take you easily more than one hour to enter if you're not there in time.

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The fountain spring that every Limburg "pilgrim" knows

We are ready!!

As always the list of the whiskys we tried is very long but I try to point out a few of those:
  • Dailuaine, 37yo, 1976 - 2013, Silver Seal
  • Highland Park 21yo, distilled in the 50s
  • Laphroaig, green ceramic jug
  • Glenlivet 20yo from the 60s
  • Dalmore 8yo from the 60s
  • Inchgower 17 yo from the 60s
  • Ardbegt 1974, 26yo, Old Malt Cask
  • Littlemill 1988. 26yo, Liquid Treasures
  • Bunnahabhain 33yo, Whisky-Doris
  • Laphroaig, 1990 - 2015, Malts of Scotland
  • Banff, 1975 - 2015. Malts of Scotland
  • Glendronach 21yo,, 1993 - 2015, Silver Seal
  • Laphroaig 15yo bottled in the 80s
  • Lagavulin 12yo from the 70s
  • Talsiker 25yo from 1958, Gordon McPhail
  • etc.

As I said before... too many whiskys to mention them all but believe me that again had an awesome time. The date for the Whiskyfair 2016 is already highlighted in the calender and the rooms are booked.

Max from Whisky Antique

A lot of Laphroaigs at the Whiskykanzler

Sukhinder Singh from London

Roger from the Whiskyhood

Jack Wiebers from Berlin

Custom Rolled Diademas and a cold Hövels at the Villa