The Whisky Exchange’s 2018 London Whisky Show
What more can I say about the London Whisky Show that I didn’t say in reviewing the 2017 show? Not much, really: it’s still the best big whisky show I’ve ever attended, and the Old Billingsgate is still an outstanding venue for it. However, this year they did add a rum wing to the Show, and Scotchwhisky.com put on a fantastic “Lab” exhibition (more on that below).
So rather than rehash a lot of the details, this time around I’m going to let my pictures represent the show to you. The set of photos that follows is incomplete, of course, as no such set could do the Show, or a particular person’s experience of it, justice. But if this experiment in event reviewing leaves you with questions or complaints, don’t hesitate to let me know. You can find my email address under the “Contact” tab above.
But I will add that my new friend Alex, The Whisky Loving Pianist, summed up the event with this very memorable line:
“It’s like Christmas, but where you see friends you like better than your family, and they give you the presents you really want.”
Israel’s M&H (Milk & Honey) Distillery was an outstanding newcomer to the Show. And it was great to see Bain’s distiller Andy Watts there, too.
From the Lab:
The Glen Moray Cider Cask Finish was an eye-opener, as were the world ryes on offer (above). The Singleton packets (also above) were just plain fun.
Ha, I got quoted! Merry Christmas y’all.