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Apparently good things comes to those who wait.
This is a photo of The 38yr Limited Edition Balblair. Made a visit to their website and noted some fine awards for this one. Wish I had one in my collection.

The prizes:
2006
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Best in Class

International Spirits Challenge
Gold

2005
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Best in Class

International Wine & Spirit Competition
a’bunadh Trophy for Special Edition
Single Malt Whisky

Read the tasting notes here.

Whats up in 2007

January 17, 2007

24-28 Jan Victoria Whisky Festival, Victoria, Canada
01-03 Feb Whisky Festival, Linköpings, Sweden
10-11 Feb International Malt Whisky Festival, Gent, Belgium
15-17 Feb InterWhisky, Hamburg, Germany
18 Feb Whisky Live, Tokyo, Japan
23-25 Feb Whiskyfestival Noord Nederland, Groningen, Netherlands
Spring Spirit of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
02-03 Mar Whisky Live, London, England
09-11 Mar InterWhisky, Munich, Germany
16-18 Mar Whisky Live, Brussels, Belgium
24 Mar Whisky Live, Brabant, Netherlands
31 Mar Whiskymessen, Köpenhamn, Denmark
04 Apr Whisky Live, New York, USA
13 Apr WhiskyFest, Chicago, USA
14 Apr Whiskies of the World Expo, San Francisco, USA
14-15 Apr Whiskymesse, Vienna, Austria
16 Apr Whisky Live, Lyon, France
17-18 Apr World Whisky Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
21-22 Apr The Whisky Fair, Limburg, Germany
03-07 May Spirit of Speyside Festival, Dufftown, Scotland
05-06 May Kieler Whiskymesse, Kiel, Germany
26 May – 03 Jun Feis Ile, The Islay Festival of Malt and Music, Islay, Scotland
August Forumträffen, Växjö, Sweden
August Whiskyfringe, Scotland
07-08 Sep Cöpenicker Whiskyherbst, Berlin, Germany
12-16 Sep The Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown, Kentucky
23-25 Sep Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival, Dufftown, Scotland
Sep/Oct Beer & Whisky Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct Smak Av Whisky, Malmö, Sweden
27-28 Oct Lindores WhiskyFest, Oostende, Belgium
30 Oct WhiskyFest, New York, USA
01-03,08-10 Nov Whisky Live Festival, South Africa
02-03 Nov Oslo Whisky Festival, Oslo, Norway
10-11 Nov Whisky Weekend, Bremen, Germany
12-17 Nov Hopscotch Festival, Vancouver, Canada
29 Nov-01 Dec Whiskyship, Zurich, Switzerland
23-25 Dec InterWhisky, Frankfurt, Germany

Article Courtesy of The Daily Dram.

independent
It’s only in its second year, but the Independent Bottlers’Challenge is becoming a key event in the whisky calendar.
Why? Because the independent sector makes the whisky world go round.It offers the whisky enthusiast the opportunity to regularly stray from a favourite bottle and taste something from the same distillery.

What are the best independent bottlings? Whisky Magazines tasters tried more than 175 of them to find out.

Read more at Whisky Magazines own site.