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15yo Pappy Van Winkles Family Reserve Bourbon
20yo Pappy Van Winkles Family Reserve Bourbon
Really like the 12yo Yam , can't wait to try the supposedly better 18yo .
The two PVW were really nice but preferred the younger one as the 20yo was starting to push it wood wise .
I don't like it. Nose: candied apricot and...mushroom? Alcohol sensation dominates in the mouth, very brash. Very long astringent finish. Bizarre.
This is probably a scotch best left for mixing.
My previous everyday whiskies have been Crown Royal and Ballantine's. Either of these beat the Grant's easily.
Dubois wrote:Yes I would. It is one of the best Bowmores I've had.
Far better than most (especially later bottlings) of the no-age-statement Darkest editions, I find. But you have to like that pronounced Sherry cask overlay of flavour for this one to work for you.
I usually drink single malts in a brandy snifter, undiluted. The first time I had the Grant's, I drank it this way and it was awful. Last night, I tried it on the rocks and it was OK. Not great, just OK.
I can drink the Grant's now! I won't have to use it as a degreaser for my car now!
Dalmore 12YO (initially much sweeter and toffee-ish smoother than I reremembered, but gradually gaining in that bittersweet seville orange quality I like)
Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban (good flavour thrust... slight bitterness, possibly from a less prolonged maturation period combined with the higher proof... still think I prefer the old Port Wood Finish over this one)
Bowmore 16YO Wine Cask Matured Distilled 1992 (perhaps not quite as harmonious as the 1991 Port Matured edition, but very interesting nonetheless)
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