25 Review

So I’ve finished the 25 series. Whiskies was a winner, as was comedy gigs. I didn’t really commit properly to 25 breakfasts from around the world – other than the few Wist sorted out for me (Akuri at Dishoom, Pancakes bacon and grits at Jackson & Rye both top of the list) – so I’m going to scratch that challenge from history.

Here’s the finished lists.

25 Comedy Gigs:

  1. Stewart Lee @ The Soho Theatre, Work-in-progress show
  2. Steve Richards @ The Park Theatre, Rock & Roll Politics
  3. Adam Buxton @ Kings Place, Work-in-progress show
  4. Tim Key @ Union Chapel, Invisible Dot
  5. Josie Long @ Union Chapel, Invisible Dot
  6. Joshua Ross @ Leicester Square Theatre, New Comedian of the Year
  7. Mark Thomas @ Tricycle Theatre, Cuckooed
  8. Comedy Store Players @ Comedy Store
  9. Tim Key @ Invisible Dot KX, Father Slutmus
  10. Stewart Lee @ The Bloomsbury Theatre, Robin Ince’ Christmas Ghosts
  11. Josie Long @ The Bloomsbury Theatre, Robin Ince’ Christmas Ghosts
  12. Festival of the Spoken Nerd @ The Bloomsbury Theatre, Full Frontal Nerdity
  13. Alan Davies @ Comedy Store, Stand up for Stand up
  14. Sean Lock @ Comedy Store, Stand up for Stand up
  15. Joe Wilkinson @ Bloomsbury Theatre, Joe Wilkinson & Friends
  16. Rhys James @ The Pleasance, Work-in-progress show
  17. Lloyd Griffith @ The Pleasance, Work-in-progress show
  18. Stewart Lee @ Cheltenham Town Hall, Room with a Stew
  19. Mark Thomas @ Finchley Arts Centre, Cuckooed
  20. Ellie Taylor @ The Good Ship
  21. Andrew Maxwell @ The Good Ship
  22. Ninia Benjamin @ The Bedford, Banana Cabaret
  23. John Moloney @ The Bedford, Banana Cabaret
  24. Tom Wrigglesworth @ Udderbelly, Best of the Comedy Store
  25. Sean Collins @ Udderbelly, Best of the Comedy Store

25 Whiskies:

  1. Yamazaki 12yo, Japan, Barbecoa
  2. Nikka From The Barrel, Japan, L’Enclume
  3. Glengoyne 12yo, Scotland, L’Enclume
  4. Gentleman Jack, USA, BA Lounge T5
  5. Compass Box Hedonism, Scotland, Flat N1
  6. FEW Rye Whiskey, USA, Flat N1
  7. Caskstrength & Carry On Cutty Sark, Scotland, Flat N1
  8. Nikka Yoichi 20yo, Japan, Flat N1
  9. Goldlys 12yo Manzanilla Finish (1st release), Belgium, Flat N1
  10. Glengoyne, 10yo, Scotland, John Gordons
  11. K5 Himalayan, Bhutan, Virgin Clubhouse T3
  12. BenRiach 13yo 1999 Virgin American Oak Finish, Scotland, Flat N1
  13. Rebel Yell Kentucky Bourbon, USA, Flat N1
  14. Tincup American Whiskey, USA, Flat N1
  15. Caol Ila, Scotland, Hotel Du Vin Cambridge
  16. The Peatmonster, Scotland, Hotel Du Vin Cambridge
  17. Reference Series I, Scotland, Skiber An Hyli
  18. Dalwhinnie 1996 Oloroso finish Distillers Edition, Scotland, Skiber An Hyli
  19. Togouchi 12 Year Old, Japan, Flat N1
  20. Glenburgie – Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Scotland, Flat N1
  21. Breckenridge Bourbon, USA, Flat N1
  22. High West Campfire Whiskey, USA, Flat N1
  23. Old Pulteney 17 Year Old, Scotland, Flat N1
  24. Strathmill 12 Year Old Flora and Fauna, Scotland, Flat N1
  25. Lagavulin 16 Year Old, Scotland, Goodmans Mayfair

I managed to avoid Irish whiskey entirely – not by choice, but just through distribution. I’d wanted to try Penderyn whisky too – but didn’t get a chance over the year. So will have to pick it up at some point in the future.

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Like last year, I’ve decided to put together 25 photos that sum up my year.

They’re at this link here

25 Photos.001

Challenge 26 coming up soon.

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