This was a birthday gift for my girlfriend, her vintage year.
Nose: paprika in dishwater. Taste: raisins, little sour, fresh, mint.
I have a 25 yo Highland Park. Don't dare to open it, this is my most expensive bottle ever.
Ras Mazunga wrote:Nose: paprika in dishwater.
Heh heh...hope Johnyy doesn't read that one.
Ras Mazunga wrote:I have a 25 yo Highland Park. Don't dare to open it, this is my most expensive bottle ever.
You don't dare not! Beautiful, beautiful whisky. What good is it closed? Did you pay all that money just to look at it?
The most expensive bottle I bought is Balvenie 21 Portwood, this one I'll open on the March 29 Live tasting.
Ideally, I'd like to have the star turn as the second dram as I find the first one useful for acclimatising my palate. Obviously, though, you'd want quite a light warm-up dram.
I will share notes for the Speymalt - it may be over-wooded but JM rates it.
It's a Litre bottle of "Dimple" 43% abv which has just a smidgen of liquid in the bottom. It was my earliest whisky recommendation to a friend, who decided he didn't like it and gave it to me after a single drink. The right hand bottle and box is a "Pinch " which was given to me after an Uncle passed away a number of years ago. It dates from the 1980s, I suspect.
Here is the tie..
Linlithgow 1975 28yo (45%, Blackadder) X 2
Linlithgow 1975 24yo (49.7%, Signatory Vintage) 1
Here are my tasting notes and thoughts from the oldest bottle I have owned, my birth year....
Score 81 Strathisla 37yo 1965 (43%, Mackillops Choice) 2005 B-day malt. Same year as I. Tons of wood, lots of sherry. Not the most balanced malt, but a good year, 1965. I was thinking that perhaps each year I would try to get a bottle from my birth year, but I am having second thoughts. It would be very expensive, and increasingly so over time. Second, it is rare that such an old malt/bottle will hold up over time, making my B-day malts more special than tasty. Tasty is good! Best to pick out something that I am really going to love.
Thinking of picking up another 65 for this year, perhaps a single grain I saw at Binnys..
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