With three of us, it looks as if we are starting an intercontinental movement. I must confess I've never heard of Very Old Barton. I'm not a huge fan of the New World whiskeys except for a couple of truly delightful ones my students have bought me - Woodford Reserve, and a Kentucky one called Copper Fox. I'm currently indulging (for nationalistic reasons) in Penderyn, the first and only Welsh whisky to come close to the better Scottish ones. Arcadian - what is your taste? I was in Lund in Sweden a while back and have brought with me a bottle of Hven (or is it Ven?) whisky, from Tycho Brahe's island in the Øresund. It will stay unopened till Christmas - what is yur advice?
Oh - and can anyone point me towards Copper Noir (which has become a huge favourite) in cartridges, or is it bottle only?