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GtG at Super Mustuds

A small but intelligent and influential gathering of audiophiles (OK, I made most of that up) turned up at various times of the day and night last Saturday to enjoy Super Mustud's company and fine hospitality (I didn't make any of that bit up). Caddisgeek (who I unfortunately missed meeting for the first time due to my late arrival), DIYNut, Moondog, TonyC and myself made up Super Mustud's audience, oops, I meant guests.

The two stars of the show (no not THEM), but the Rowans Creek at left and the Lagavulin

Comfortably seated outdoors, conversations abounded regarding the big issues in life, regularly interspersed with semi-serious sipping and listening to some 'cool' music. At various times 'The Kamado Joe' was fired up producing lamb chaps, chorizo sausage and corn all grilled to perfection. As always.

All this as we waited for the sun to go down so that the serious part of the GtG could commence.That, of course, was the whisky tasting and education, most capably led by our gracious host. As the photo indicates, available bottles outnumbered guests about 10 to 1, a most satisfactory ratio IMHO.


The winner for me was the 2011 Lagavulin 12YO Special Release. Special by name and special by nature. Just fabulous. As a counter-point, I took along a Rowans Creek Bourbon of some repute and a mighty fine drop it turned out to be. Not that I got a lot of it with a certain person (whose initials are Moondog) consuming the 'dog's share' of the bottle. Said he wouldn't spoil the bourbon with food so he abstained from eating… For a long while…

Eventually the 'big rig' was fired up and was sounding as good as ever. A range of mellow music was played (Ray Lamontagne and Bat for Lashes were prominent) which suited the now very relaxed group perfectly. A cleansing coffee and a final wee dram rounded out the evening perfectly.

SM, TonyC and at rear, a very relaxed Moondog

On behalf of all of the guests, I would like to thank Super Mustud for again welcoming us into his humble palace and providing an outstanding afternoon and evening of refreshment and entertainment! And a big thank you to TonyC for admirably filling the role of my designated driver. Again…

Drinking is not doing me any good… Cheers!