Takao Whisky Fair 2018 took place over last weekend in Kaohsiung. The event was inaugurated in 2017 by a friend, who is also the owner of the famous Drunken Master Whisky Bar, Li Chunfeng. It was a joyous event where we met old friends and made new ones from different countries! Drams and jokes were shared, pleasantries and tasting experiences were exchanged. A wonderful weekend spent! We would like to congratulate the organiser for completing a successful event of such scale! We are already looking forward to the 2019 one already!
We brought three of the event bottling from Takao Whisky Fair 2018 back to The Writing Club to share with those who missed the opportunity to be at the fair. They are:
1976 Speyside Region 41 years old, bottled by The Whisky Agency
1989 Linkwood 26 years old, bottled by Cadenhead
1990 Bowmore 28 years old, bottled by Wemyss Malt
These expressions are available in The Writing Club by the drams. Limited number of bottles are also available for sale. Please check with our staffs for details.
Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 (illegally) and was officially founded in 1815 by John McDougall. Production was halted in 1981, but resumed on a limited basis in 1989 and continued through late 1996 to meet the demand for blending. Very limited volume made it as a single malt bottling during this time. Ardbeg only resumed full production in 1998 after Glenmorangie bought over the distillery in 1997 and gave birth to the modern Ardbeg we are familiar with.
This 1991 expression, bottled by Italian bottler, Whiskyforyou in 2009, is one of the highly rated Ardbeg produced during the mothballed period. Mineral, earth, burnt rubber, candied citrus fruits and pepper fills the nose. Palate is packed with caramel, fruit jams, pepper and lively peat. Finish is long, peaty, sea water and candies. A constantly changing dram that makes one chase after the flavours.