Glenmorangie 9 yr Artisan cask
Glenmorangie Port wood finish
Glenmorangie Tain L'Hermitage
Ardbeg 6 yr old cask strength
Ardbeg 10 yr old
Ardbeg Lord of the Isles.
Personally, I don't like the Glenmorangie 10, but the Artisan cask was very good. Not as fruity and more dry. An amazing difference.
The Ardbeg 6 yr old was very good. It's the new distiller's test bottling of their own spirit. Very good. I think they should bottle it and sell it.
The 10 yro old and the Lord of the Isles you probably know about. I love them both.
Bill is great at doing tastings for his portfolio. Great sense of humour, but you know you're also dealing with a genuine expert. I admire his passion for "releasing the serpent", but disagree with his insistence that we should add water.
That was quite a line up though. I'm very jealous!
The lady hosting the tasting became extremely agitated when I would not add water to a 46% whisky, and flushed with anger when I tried some cask strength Glenmoranige without it.
Personally I drink all whisky straight, except Macallan cask strength, but usually try them with and without water when its a new one.
BTW, must try that very young Ardbeg.
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Isn't the 6yo cask strength Ardbeg the latest Committee Bottling that they're bottling under the name "Very Young Ardbeg"?
Indeed, few weeks ago the committee memebers received a postcard saying the responces were so positive they decided to release it as a OB. Heard form my shop it will be on the shelves later this month in Holland.
Popped open my second bottle just yesterday I bought, it's an awesome dram.
You must be right, as it said very young Ardbeg on the bottle. I thought it was just something they were playing around with and had not released.
The tasting went very well, and I have a much better appreciation for the Glenmorangies.
I don't think the Artisan cask Glenmorangie is released yet - I would recommend you pick up some if you see it.
But,Glenmorangie Tain L'Hermitage is the best Glenmorangie i haven't taste that shows the balance of L'Hermitage's style and Glenmorangie's style.
Ardbeg very young、10yo and Lord of the Isles are both the style of Ardbeg i love.
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