Well, the biggest whisk(e)y event of the year has come and gone, and I'm completely exhausted. I had a blast meeting everyone and pouring our delicious selections for the drinking public. This being my first WhiskyFest, my strategy was simple: let every other vendor bring out their big guns, while I brought out affordable malts that every ticket holder could love and afford. The consensus was simple - I asked most tasters what their favorite malt of the night was and they gave me the specifics on some 20+ year old relic that was being held back under the table of a specific vendor. When I asked if they planned on buying a bottle of that delicious dram, 100% of those asked responded with "NO! Too expensive!" I am happy to report that the K&L selections seemed to be the malts that everyone wanted to actually shell out their hard earned money for, and that makes me happy! Our $35 bargain bottle of Highland Park 8 year got rave reviews as did the 10 year Laphroig and the 8 year Caol Ila. I didn't get to taste the whole floor, but my whiskey of the night went to a single barrel cask strength bottle of Four Roses, which knocked my socks off. I absolutely love what they are doing over there with Jim Rutledge and company. Anyway, here are a few photos of the event.