Ooooh, we’re getting to the sharp end now. Twelve whiskies entered, and after two rounds and ten fights to the doom, crushed boxes and shattered bottles, corks ripped from necks and whisky gouting, spritzing, spraying and sprinkling the sands of the arena, only four are still standing – Savoury and sophisticated mastermind Highland Park 18, dangerously unhinged supervillain Ardbeg Corryvreckan, ultra-suave powerbroker Glenfarclas 21, and beautiful yet ruthless Balvenie Single Barrel.
Any one no doubt a worthy champion, but which pair shall face each other for the ultimate prize in . . . er . . . whisky tastings by English Fantasy Authors? No! Curses, that would be Mark Charan Newton’s whisky blog. The greatest prize in the whisky deathmatch section of this blog. Yes! Ahem.
Our semi-finals, to be conducted over the next couple of weeks (maybe), shall be, on the salty side of the draw:
HIGHLAND PARK 18 vs ARDBEG CORRYVRECKAN
And on the sweet:
GLENFARCLAS 21 vs BALVENIE SINGLE BARREL
Mouth watering deathmatches in prospect! I can’t wait to get started! Is 8.45am considered too early for a dram? Probably I should wait ’til 9. But then I am on a break, right…?