Hope your weekend is going well! If not, this should put a smile on your face:
To the standings!
(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 6/23/2012 (out of 77 posts):
#10 Powers Gold Label (Blended Irish Whiskey) -1
Powers slips to tenth. Things are getting closer in the 11th and 12th spots. A new entry may rise bythe end of next month.
#9 The Macallan 18-year-old Single Malt -1
"My cat's breath smells like cat food." -- Ralph Wiggum
#8 Millstone 8-year-old French Oak, Dutch Single Malt +2
Its slow results the previous week were reversed as more people are clicking for windmill pics.
#7 The Macallan 12-year-old Single Malt -2
Oof. Mac12 slips. Results are very close between 9th and 6th place, so there may be a lot of movement between those slots.
#6 Lauder's Blended Scotch Whisky +1
Lauder's ascends again, for reasons totally unknown.
#5 Chivas Regal 12-year-old Blended Scotch Whisky +1
Not only did it challenge fifth place, it is now significantly ahead of any challengers. Though it'll be some time before it reaches #4.
#4 J&B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky NC
This one's staying put for a while.
#3 The Glenlivet 15-year-old French Oak Reserve Single Malt NC
She'll be treading water for the foreseeable future.
#2 The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky NC
The answer to last week's question. The Grouse is the Thunder, not the Heat.
#1 Glenfiddich 12-year-old Single Malt NC
Glenfiddich's second wind continues as it separates itself considerably from #2.
Bulleit Rye Whiskey zooms up 13 rankings, landing at #38
Strathisla 12-year-old Single Malt zips up 9 spots, now at #36
Powers 12-year-old Special Reserve also jumps 9, now at #41
Michael Collins Irish Blended Whiskey hops up 7 spots to #35
Kilchoman Summer 2010 Release Single Malt (hooray!) jumps 6 spots, landing in 29th
Glen Spey 21-year-old 1988 Single Malt (hooray!) jumps 5 spots to 23rd
Bad week for Vegas and Laphroaig
Vegas 2012 edition, part 1 of 4 drops 7 spots to #46
Vegas 2012 edition, part 3 of 4 (includes, amongst others, a Laphroaig) falls 7 levels, now at #47
Laphroaig 18-year-old Single Malt drops 6 rankings, landing at #31
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon dips 6 spots to #32
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt falls 6 spots, knocking it the edge of the top 50. A damn shame because it's a spectacular whisky.
The Top Twenty is a great mix of whiskies. In order: Scotch single malt, American rye, Scotch blend, Canadian blend, Scotch single malt, Japanese single malt, Scotch blend, Scotch "vatted" blended malt, Irish blend, Scotch single malts.
BAD PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK
As may be derived from the standings and movers data from the the last few weeks, the Top Ten and Top Twenty are stabilizing. Most of the extreme Ups and Downs happen in the lower rankings due to how closely they sit, view-wise.
Predictions? That won't change much next week. Though it would be nice to see a strong rookie or one of the Top Twenty surge up to break through the Big Ten.
Thanks again to you all! I'll be back next week with some good 'uns.