I've never before encountered such a divisive whisky as the eighth sample of the Blind Tasting Competition. While some adored this dram, for me this Deanston was one of my least favourite whiskies I've tasted this entire year.
As if the Blind Tasting Competition wasn't difficult enough, the organization decided it was a good idea to bring in another whisky that was hand-filled at the distillery itself. That's the third in the last five days!
While rumbling through my sample drawer, I came across one from a hand-filled GlenAllachie distillery exclusive. It was gifted to me last year during Spirit of Speyside by the ever-generous Juliette Buchan.