As The Whisky Exchange (TWE) Whisky Show gets ever closer (7th and 8th October 2011), the folks at the Whisky Exchange are now able to release their most up to date list of Dream Drams that their exhibitors will be providing for tasting at the Show.
And what a list it is!
So, here’s a quick reminder of how the Dream dram tokens system works:-
• All Visitors will be given two Dream Dram tokens on arrival at the Show.
• Additional Dream Dram tokens can be purchased during the day at £10 each
• These tokens can be exchanged for Dream Drams at participating stands throughout the Show
in the following way:-
1. For whiskies with an RRP of up to £1000 = 1 Dream Dram token
2. For whiskies with an RRP of up to £2000 = 2 Dream Dram tokens
3. For whiskies with an RRP of £2000+ = 3 Dream Dram tokens
Well that’s the technical details over with but the question on everyone’s dramming tasting lips are:
“Which to choose?”
Here’s the list of confirmed Dream Drams so far:-
Brand Dream Dram RRP Tokens
Auchentoshan Auchentoshan 1957 50yo £2550 3 Balblair Balblair 1965 £1195 2 Balvenie Mystery Dram Balvenie Mystery Dram £n/a 1 Benriach Benriach 1971 £409 1 Benromach Benromach 1969 Sherry £395 1 Bowmore White Bowmore 1964 £2425 3 Bunnahabhain Bunnahabhain 1980 £325 1 Chieftain’s Chieftain’s Springbank 1968 40yo £950 1 Dalmore Dalmore Astrum £1500 2 Dalmore Dalmore Aurora £3000 3 Drambuie Drambuie Jacobite £3500 3 Fettercairn Fettercairn 40yo £750 1 Glendronach Glendronach 1971 £429 1 Glenfiddich Glenfiddich 1974 £500 1 Glenglassaugh Glenglassaugh 1966 45yo £1499 2 Glenglassaugh Glenglassaugh 1968 Legacy £440 1 Glengoyne Glengoyne 40yo £3750 3 Glenlivet Glenlivet 1964 Cellar £899 1 Glenlivet Glenlivet 1959 Cellar £1999 2 Glenrothes Glenrothes John Ramsay £699 1 Highland Park Highland Park 40yo £815 1 Isle of Jura Isle of Jura 1976 £499 1 Isle of Skye Isle of Skye 50yo £950 1 Johnnie Walker The John Walker £2250 3 Macleod’s Macleod’s Glen Grant 1954 £3000 3 Midleton Midleton 1973 30yo £1200 2 Old Pulteney Old Pulteney 40yo £tbc 2 Tomatin Tomatin 1973 £499 1
We’re sure you’ll agree that the above list represents an astonishing selection of some of the finest liquids ever distilled. There’s brand new or unreleased exclusives such as Old Pulteney 40yo, Glenglassaugh 1966, Glenfiddich 1974 and Drambuie Jacobite (made with 45 year-old Speyside malt, this is surely the poshest whisky liqueur ever released).
Meanwhile, they also have a range of classic older bottlings from the yesteryears of some of the world’s greatest distilleries, including Bowmore, Glenlivet, Auchentoshan and Midleton, plus arguably the greatest blended whisky ever released: The John Walker.
Finally, visitors to the previous events will be delighted to hear that plenty of favourites from previous events will be returning for 2011, including 40 year-old drams from Highland Park, Springbank and Glengoyne – the latter of which won Dram of the Festival at last year’s Whisky Show.
More details and a full list of exhibitors at the Show are available at whisky-show.com.
THE WHISKY EXCHANGE WHISKY SHOW 2011
Vinopolis, 1 Bank End, SE1, LONDON
7th and 8th October 2011