I’m in Edinburgh again for a couple of days. Came back to the hotel after work to pick up my swimming gear, and then did 1km at the Commonwealth Pool. Felt great, and could have gone for a lot longer; might try for 2km tomorrow. Afterwards went straight into town to meet Alan at the Whisky Society on Queen Street. I got there before Alan, and I started with a fresh single grain dram: G3.4 “Pride of Bengal” (Caledonian). Then we both had a 37.55 “Surprising smoky and savoury” (Cragganmore) with dinner – haggis for Alan, and a delicious venisor burger for me. Dessert was a 29.150 “Hand rolled Cuban cigars” (Laphroaig), and once you’ve started on the smoke there’s no going back, so we ended the evening with a mighty 21-year old 53.185 Caol Ila.
Great chat, great whisky, great food. I love the SMWS.