Beautiful distinct Caol Ila nose/taste yet soft and with some sweetness, honey and caramel. Its moderateness makes it a very nice every day Islay, no matter the time of day (well, after noon that is).
For less than â‚¬30 an absolute no-brainer!
I had gotten two bottles of this at $40/each awhile back and was hesitant to open them as I wasn't sure of their continued availability. I had the 102 at a Balvenie/Glenfiddich tasting and it's really one of my favorites!
So last night I found them in a shop for $50/each. Picked up 2 more bottles which meant it was time to crack one! MMMMMM Even my wife liked it!
Jameson Gold Reserve.
Amrut Cask Strength 61.8%.
St Georges English Chapter 6.
Old Pulteney 1991 17yo Single Cask 0030 57.6%.
Glen Grant 28 BF.
All were very good, but not the Glen Grant which was annoyingly disappointing. The High West is a new entry onto my favourites list.
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Duthcas.
I get a big whiff of microwave popcorn up front. It's not bad, just surprising .
There's a similarity to Port Ellen in this. Lovely nose, maybe a little lacking in complexity; but full, farmy/buttery and billowing.
According to the label, 9 yrs in a refill bourbon cask followed by 3 in fresh Claret casks. Reminds me of tales I've heard about Queen Victoria - who would have loved this. She used to mix whisky and Claret, thereby ruining two great drinks at once! Maybe she was on to something after all!
Oh my, very special indeed. It's made the rest of my collection seem rather poor and bland!
Great peatiness and incredibly drinkable.
lockejn wrote:High West Rendezvous. This is what rye whiskey should be!
I can't argue with that, could'n't stop drinking it.
Dallas Dhu 1982 23yo Signatory Vintage Natural Colour 43%. Cask no. 704 h/h.
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