Lately I have been loving the richness of my life when it comes to Scotch. This is thanks in large part to Whiskies of the World coming to Austin September 17, 2015. Douglas Smith, the event director of WOW, has blessed me with some opportunities and subsequently, blessed me with more Scotch as well! So today I am going to share with you all the goodness that has come my way thanks to Whiskies of the World and Douglas, and really express my gratitude!
Douglas invited me to help support the Judges who worked hard all day to appraise the whiskies that were submitted for the judging panel for Whiskies of the World 2015. This happened August 31 at Ironwood Hall. I got to help pour, serve and take away whiskies, clean up broken glass, and transcribe judges notes into the computer so they could be shared with the distilleries who entered the contest. After it was over, Douglas blessed me with 2 bottles of Scotch, a Laphraoig 15 and a Tomatin 18. Both amazing! Thanks so much Douglas!
Steve stayed at an Ihop nearby grading papers and came to pick us up about 10:15 or so. We didn’t want to leave and I think next year an after party is in order!
Douglas said there were about 500 people at the festival! There was whisky, food, cigars, classes and more whisky to be had! We are already planning next year’s event. I recommend you start blocking the time off now, and don’t be out of town or attending a wedding or anything like that! Keep your priorities in order and come to Whiskies of the World Austin in 2016!