Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
83.36/100 – Whiskybase (from an average of 13 member votes)
Looking for a review for this blend I stumbled across videos on YouTube saying it had won a silver medal at the 2011 International Whisky Competition – wow! I was impressed until I started to wonder what this competition was. A quick Google and, low and behold, it was a competition that started in 2010 in Chicago with little or no credibility. I found a review of the 2011 competition (where the Usquaebach picked up its silver) to find that only 18 whiskies had been submitted. There were 3 categories with gold, silver and bronze so 9 of the 18 whiskies picked up awards. With 100s of whiskies available in the world it was hardly a fair competition between a mere 18. To enter a whisky for judging cost $500 which makes me think “why don’t more people set up whisky competitions?!” Sounds like a nice little earner to me. I’ll go and order some rosettes from Ebay…..