It may be a neurosis of my generation for some, but I’ve been feeding myself with YouTube videos since many years: from whisky tastings to make-up tutorials and travel vlogs. Anyway, there’s this popular concept on YouTube, it’s called a “tag” (and we’re not talking about those keyword labels) and it’s basically a series of questions asked on a specific theme, meant to be shared and answered by others (please make an effort, I feel like I’m trying to explain something to my grandma here ;))., in the end creating some sort of chain (but not like those annoying emails telling you you’re going to get run over by a bus if you don’t share it in the next 12 seconds).
I then thought, hey, there’s no #WhiskyTag yet! Let’s create this tag, so that you get to know me (and especially the malted side of me) a little better. Of course, I would gladly encourage you to share this and answer it on social media, your blog, or even send me a message with your answers if you want to keep this personal ! I believe The #WhiskyTag could also be a fun informational tool for those seeking whisky inspiration!
Let’s get the party started !
1 –> First ever sipped: Probably a very cheap supermarket blend, has to be a Label 5 or Long John. No need to mention, I didn’t instantly fall in love with whisky.
2 –> First bottle you bought: Auchentoshan Springwood
3 –> Favourite in your collection: it has to be the personalised bottles, I for instance won the Laphroaig #OpinionsWelcome campaign last year and received a special unique bottle of Laphroaig PX with my own words on the label, it definitely has a special place at home!
4 –> A very popular whisky you have never tasted yet: Johnnie Walker Blue Label
5 –> Last one you’ve been offered (samples count): Teeling Brabazon 02 and a beautiful trio of 30-year-old 1980s Bruichladdich
6 –> Last one you offered (samples count): Glentauchers 1990 26yo bottled by Cadenhead’s
7 –> Current number one on your wishlist: The SMWS recently released a lovely Clynelish finished in PX, I need this in my life.
8 –> If you could come back in time, which sleeping distillery would you never close: Rosebank
9 –> First distillery visited: Auchentoshan
10 –> Last Distillery visited: Glen Moray
11 –> Whisky-producing country you wish to visit next: Sweden
12 –> The whisky you bought mainly because of its packaging: Probably all the TBWC and Compass Box expressions – hopefully they happen to be very good whiskies as well 🙂
13 –> The last unexpected surprise: Chivas Mizunara
14 –> Last bottle you bought: TBWC St George Rye 2 years old