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Ealanta is Whisky Bible Whisky of Year....Ugh

When I wrote that post a few days back about the Glenmorangie Ealanta being on the short list for my personal 2014 favorites, I noticed a flurry of activity on our website the following day. The bottles started ticking away until we were out of stock. Just like that! Poof!

"Wow," I thought to myself, "people actually care about what I think!" This wasn't a new whisky we had just released, or a limited spur-of-the-moment thing, but rather something we'd had in stock all year long. We'd been sitting on a few cases and it appeared that my little plug (an honest one, at that) had finally helped move the last few along.

I should have known better, however. I'm not that good.

Of course, one day after I wrote that, Jim Murray came out and called the Ealanta the "official" best whisky in the world for 2014. And I agreed with him. The guy who previously called the Old Pulteney 21 and Thomas Handy as world's best for the past two years was in agreement with me. Ugh. I feel sick.

Can I take back my choice? I mean, I do think that the Ealanta was my favorite, but maybe I can just say that it wasn't?

-David Driscoll