I just secured tickets for a VIP (Very Important Pike) Tasting. It’s a vertical of their Old Bawdy Barleywine. They have 2009-2006 Varieties, and then for the VIP part, they found some properly cellared 1997 and 1998 Vintages! I’m pretty stoked to give them all a try, especially the 11 and 12 year old variety. That should be right around the aging sweetspot and will hopefully make for a very smooth and malty experience.
It’s tastings like this that make me want to keep on growing my cellar. I currently have around 30 commercial bottles in there, but it needs to keep on growing so that it will become somewhat sustainable over time.
Mmm, I’m getting thirsty just thinking about it.