It's Standings Saturday! Chivas continues its climb up the list, pushing The Singleton off...
(My methodology uses pageview counts from three different sources in an attempt to suss out which posts are spammer heavy and which ones are getting the real clicky traffic. Then I apply a very (not) sophisticated algorithm. And from that I get a Top Ten.)
SINGLE MALT REPORT STANDINGS AS OF 6/16/2012 (out of 75 posts):
#10 Millstone 8-year-old French Oak, Dutch Single Malt -1
Millstone's climb may have ended. Its clicks have quieted down as new reports climb the list.
#9 Powers Gold Label (Blended Irish Whiskey) +1
A decent week for Powers brings it very close to #8.
#8 The Macallan 18-year-old Single Malt NC
"My cat's breath smells like cat food." -- Ralph Wiggum
#7 Lauder's Blended Scotch Whisky -1
Lauders ascent has slowed as well. It was a favorite for spammers last month which may have help get it all the way up to this point.
#6 Chivas Regal 12-year-old Blended Scotch Whisky +11
The new hotness. How high it climbs, no one knows. But it may challenge Mac 12 before next week is over.
#5 The Macallan 12-year-old Single Malt NC
Another quiet week for Mac12. The Lauders challenge faded, but now Chivas rises.
#4 J&B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky NC
A healthy week puts it far ahead of #5.
#3 The Glenlivet 15-year-old French Oak Reserve Single Malt NC
She's be treading water for the forseeable future.
#2 The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky NC
The Grouse got within a handful of views of first place before it FINALLY slowed. But this isn't the last challenge of The Grouse. The question is, Is it the Thunder or the Heat of the report race?
#1 Glenfiddich 12-year-old Single Malt NC
Just as the reigning champ was about to be unseated on Wednesday by the feisty blend, Glenfiddich found its second wind and pulled away just as the challenger slowed.
Springbank Springbreak Part 1 jumped 15 spots up to #21. Random, but awesome!
Kilchoman Summer 2010 hopped up 14 places to #35. A great single malt, that one.
Chivas moved up 11 spots, as noted above.
Cutty Sark moved north 8 spots to #19. Why?
No one with significant drops this week.
BAD PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK
The Top Five will be challenged by Chivas. But no one new will break into the Top Ten. Though, I something good proves me wrong.
If this post seemed clipped, it's 'cuz I'm traveling today. So, thank you for reading! I'll see you next week.