Being a Malt Maniac is not only an honour, it can actually mean hard work. I volunteered to join the panel of judges for this year’s Malt Maniacs Awards which means that I will have to taste and score a solid number of whiskies in a rather short period of time.
After last year’s record participation of 262 bottles we decided to ease up a bit because that staggering number proved to be very challenging for the judges. But the 171 entrants we received in 2011 still pose quite a decent task. Filling took place this weekend at the Whisky Emporium with Maniacs Keith, Pit and Krishna who had travelled all the way from India only to offer his help (!!) and Temporary Maniac Gareth who volunteered in the sample bottle logistics department. After my visit to London I managed to at least help fill the last bottles on Sunday morning.
All my scores and tasting notes will eventually be published here, but this will have to wait until the official results have been announced. And of course this means that I won’t be able to publish too many other tasting notes in the mean time, if at all. So please prepare for things slowing down a bit here on dramming.com until early December.