Well, there we have it. Caskstrength, what started out as a bit of a hobby and turned into a major obsession has now reached its 3rd birthday. In the 3 years we've been operating, we've made a load of great friends, tasted some exceptional whisky and visited some truly memorable places.
One thing's for certain- we couldn't have done it with out the support of some fellow malt enthusiasts, whisky authorities and those who share our passion, as well as the terrific number of readers and supporters, who follow the site. And... a certain sense of the absurd, which both Joel and I hope comes through in our posts.
So with all that in mind, we decided to make the following video.
Perhaps one of the most surreal days in either of our lives and, unquestionably a life-long ambition for both of us...an opportunity to play a classic children's TV game, albeit with a whisky twist...
Many thanks to the indefatigable Timmy Mallett for his time and to our good friend Nat for pulling the whole thing together- rest assured, a few decent drams were enjoyed afterwards!
And now for some other exciting news!
We thought that now we've reached the legal age that a spirit can finally be called a whisky, we'd bottle our own! Watch this space over the next couple of months, as we'll be posting details of our very first Caskstrength single cask bottling, from a distillery very close to our hearts.
Until then, wherever you are and whatever time it is, we raise a glass to you and say thanks for supporting the blog and.... Slainte!
Neil & Joel