Somehow, Andy from the LA Scotch Club convinced me to spend some crazy amount of money to fly to Las Vegas to drink whisky. He assured me that I would be drinking a lot of great stuff. And after all was said and done, Andy was right. I did drink some outstanding scotch and am now making the Nth, like Peatin’ Meetin’, a must attend event every year. Really, the whole experience was freaking awesome!
Aspiring to be the premier whisky event of the world, the place was flooded with global brand ambassadors. I recognized a lot of faces from reading whisky magazines and blogs. I even met Mahesh Patel, the guy who puts on the Nth event. I also ran into a bunch of folks I first met back in LA while at an LASC or an SGWS event. It was cool.
Here are some pictures I took…..
At the Johnny Walker booth, they had the Diamond Jubilee (cool looking decanter). It’s one of 60 bottles and costs about $200,000. I, sadly, didn’t drink any of this.
Glenfiddich had some interesting offerings…
Glenfiddich’s “Super Pour” - From 1959 – Cask no. 3935 (42.5%) [50yr]
Same year that I was born. Cool!
The booth that I hung out around the most belonged to Glenfarclas. They had some great stuff, and I sampled all of it – the always pleasing 105, the 1972 Family Cask, the 1982 Family Cask, the 21 year, 25 year, and the 40-year. In fact, I’m sure that I drained about a third of a bottle of the 40-year old by myself. It was fantastic stuff. I also sampled their “Super Pour” as well, Glenfarclas Coronation, a 1953 single cask (59 years old)!
Despite initially salivating at the thought of a couple of hundred different scotch whiskys being available at the Nth, there was no way I was going to be able to drink everything. In total, I sampled about 23 different whiskys (kept track by taking pictures of the labels) and miraculously did not get totally wasted….
Oh well, until next time….