Brenda and I also went to the Heaven Hill event last night. I had a chance to spend some time talking with my friend Gary Regan and Brenda even went on stage with him to mix a cocktail. Gary's cocktail presentation was very good. It was entertaining and enlightening. The cocktail mixed were very tastey and easy to make. I just wish they had allocated more time for the presentation - at least 1 hour instead of 30 minutes.
The 1998 in my opinion was OK but very thin and watery and bland. I will taste it again someplace like the Bourbon's Bistro before I think about buying a bottle buy a bottle. Based upon my taste from last night, I much prefer the 1997/2007 to the 1998/2008.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873