Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
94/100 – Whisky Bible 2006
This miniature was bought as part of a mix of 10 blends. I’d heard of the ‘Century of Malts’ but I didn’t check Jim Murray’s rating in his Whisky Bible 2006 until after the auction. He particularly loved the taste, remarking “mind-blowing complexity on arrival” and saying the Speysiders lead the way. With a mark of 94/100 it puts this blend in the category of ‘superstar whisky that gives us all a reason to live’. It’s a pity I’ve only got 5cl of it! Unfortunately it was discontinued in about 2004/5, which is understandable considering it’s a blend of 100 different malts. With that many you’d think it wouldn’t take long before 1 of the 100 ran out. A great idea though, and if I enjoy it as much as 94/100 I’ll be aiming to track down some more!
I’ve just discovered that ‘Hard to Find Whisky’ are trying to sell this miniature for £69.95. Yes, seriously! I’ve included the link for as long as it lasts but I doubt anyone will be buying it. The bottle cost about £2.50 at auction.