This bottle needs some explanation. If you visited Bruichladdich then sometimes (only once in my 3 visits) Jim McEwan would pick a cask to shove in the shop for people to “self bottle, self label and self tin”.
I went in 2011 and this was the offering. Never having filled a bottle of whisky up in my life (I’ve emptied a few!) and wanting to make sure I got my money’s worth I set to, filling the bottle. Only when it was at the top did I decide to turn the tap off. Except it didn’t “turn off”, it “fell off”.
Now faced with whisky pouring out all over my bottle and hands I resisted the temptation to just “call it quits” lie down and save it from hitting the flagged floor. Instead, I struggled to replace the tap, turn off the flow and nonchalantly proceeded to lick the bottle and my hands in the most “just missed a bit” way I could before proceeding to the cash desk poker-faced.