#LaddieMP7 and changes to #LaddieMP8

The latest in our series of in-depth tastings with head distiller Adam Hannett, #LaddieMP7, will take place tomorrow, 21st September 2017 at 7pm GMT.

We hope you will be able to join us for the event live from the Laddieshop here on Islay. Access to the live stream will be via our website.

We will post a hi-def recording on LaddieTV next week.

Those of you who have the kits will be able to contribute tasting notes or ask questions via Twitter mentioning @bruichladdich and using the #laddiemp7 hashtag.

If you missed out on a kit this time round then please bear with us as we are going to make a few changes to the way we offer them for sale.  Hopefully this will make it easier and fairer for everyone.

Sale of LaddieMP8 Kits - SOME CHANGES

It has been two years since we first broadcast our live micro-provenance tastings from the distillery on the shores of Loch Indaal. We were initially plagued by technical issues, largely due to the limited internet bandwidth available here in the Hebrides. Our telecoms provider eventually installed a fibre optic link which should be much more reliable.  

The subsequent success of the tastings has been a very welcome surprise to your Laddie crew based on the island and we are very keen to evolve and improve the experience for you as we move forward.

One issue that we feel strongly about is that although we have always pre-sold tasting kits for the following live tasting on the day of the current broadcast, in recent times, we feel less and less comfortable doing so because of the length of time that elapses (usually 3/4 months) between purchase and delivery.

With this in mind, we will not pre-sell the #LaddieMP8 kits on the broadcast date of #LaddieMP7 (21st September 2017, or tomorrow depending on your timezone). Instead, we will initially inform subscibers to our email newsletter (Progressive Hebridean News) when they go on sale. This will give you the first opportunity to purchase.

It has been decided that when Adam chooses the casks for #LaddieMP8, we will bottle immediately and post out to you soon afterwards.

We will also limit the 700 odd kits to one per person in an attempt to share the Laddielove more equitably and hopefully restrict the number of kits flipped/auctioned.

We hope that you will support us in these small changes and that you will continue to enjoy connecting with us live from the distillery here on Islay.

The Laddie Team

Thanks to John for the #LaddieMP7 photo:  twitter.com/jwbassman

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