This evening was a visit to Taste of Edinburgh, which is always good to try out local restaurants and local producers. What’s good about Taste is continues to attract from all over Scotland so we had stalls for Bruichladdich, Sheep Dip and Highland Park. These guys had travelled far and wide, so it was a shame that we didn’t have more representatives amongst the mainland distilleries.
The Bruichladdich guys were a friendly bunch, with the Murray match high on the agenda for anyone at Taste this evening. We were offered the Organic malt, the standard bottling and chance to taste the Octomore. A nice trip up through Islay in three short bursts. I enjoyed all three with the Organic and peaty Octomore excellent.
Sheep Dip do good work at most of these events and I’ve seen them before at the Good Food show in Glasgow. It is a fluid, smooth, drinkable blend of 16 malts. It should go down well with the attendees who are new to whisky. Most of those with VIP tickets seemed intent on drinking as much alcohol within the brief allotted period to get their monies worth. I’ll leave the cider, beer and vodka to them.