DISCLAIMER: I shall make it clear at the very outset that this item has been supplied free of charge to me to test and I am not expected to return it after my exhaustive testing regime. In fact, it’s mine now. All mine. I am at liberty to say what I like about it, when I like and how I like. Did I miss ‘who I like’ about it? Perhaps. But I’ll get to her later…
I should say that I was particularly pleased to accept this product as I had been on the look out for something of it’s ilk for a little while now. That fact may well may be reflected in my review of the product, so you will just have to take it on trust that I will be as honest as I can possibly be about its features and benefits. /END OF DISCLAIMER
Some may say that this particular item is indispensible on the hill: Perhaps no trip can really be counted a success without its regular application. I have known entire expeditions to the furthest flung corners of this earth’s most remote wildernesses to founder, through lack of foresight in acknowledging simple human frailties; the wants and needs of its members.
So: Help is at hand. I hope you find this review of assistance in attaining Nirvana on your next outing to the Great Outdoors.
The test sample arrived in good order – the packaging was not damaged in any way and the delivery service – Parcel Force WorldWide – delivered it in the stated 24 hour delivery time frame that was required by the sender. I opened the carton with care so as not to damage the contents:
So far so good. I then carefully extracted the parcel from within the carton:
I was pleased to note that the sender had protected the review sample with great care – a lightweight inflated cylindrical jacket that may well itself take an automatic spot in my gear selection for future expeditions.
With even greater care, I removed this second layer of packaging to reveal the item as it would be found on the gear shop top shelf:
Deep joy and wonder of wonders! I had been sent the special celebration edition. Sound out the trumpets. Set all the sails! Give the crew a celebratory flogging. Drag out the deepest full immersion bathtubs; Indeed - extra pinching of house-maids’ bottoms!
For the technically minded, this vital piece of equipment’s features are listed as follows:
- Highland Park Distillery
- Single Cask
- Cask type: Refill Bourbon
- Cask Size: Hogshead
- Cask Strength: 57% vol
- Filtration: Non chill filtered
- Distilled: 1997
- Bottled: 2010 (Aged 13 years)
I will get to the benefits a little later, in a subsequent review.
Grateful thanks to Rachael & Rod for supplying this for review.
A NOTE TO FUTURE GEAR SUPPLIERS: More like this, please….