a'bunadh #18 Cask Strength: brilliant whisky, all around. Quite sweet some some extent, but leather present too. As with the previous bottling, I will keep an eye out for this one, and buy it when I find it. Again, many thanks to ryguy for this one!
Famous Grouse 18 yo Vatted Malt (or Blended Malt now ) Overall, very very good. I have to admit that it is one of the sweetest malts that I have had, and as such would make a better dessert whisky, but impressive. Far better than the standard FG blend--although significantly more pricey as well.
Glenfarclas 12 year old: This is one of my favorite SM's. The taste I find is quite complex, light, honeyed, and somewhat sweet. This is always a nice surprise as i don't drink it often, but always enjoy it...definitely a favorite.
New Try: Sam Houston Very Small Batch Bourbon. For bourbon fans, you have to give this a chance. Lots of corn, nice amount of rye, and the closest thing to it is like drinking cookies with a kick. Tremendous bourbon. And, it was named after the first president of the Republic of Texas! You can't go wrong!
All done with the Mortlach for this evening, moving onto a really nice Macallan.
Macallan 18yo ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1988 )
Longmorn 38yo ( 51.0%, SMWS, Cask #7.39, Feb-1968/Jan-2007 )
Lots of dried fruits, wood, spices, overall dryness, spiced oranges, raisins. A very tasty dram!
This one was slightly boring yesterday but today it's getting special. Had a decent meal followed by a Belgium beer and then some Italian wine and some french cheeses and now this whisky is fantastic. All those tastes seem to reappear in this whisky. Some maisbread is added...
But the actual new 10y.
I am kind of awaiting confirmation.
Ganga wrote:Tulli 28.14. Spending some more time trying to understand this one.
I feel the same way Ganga, I'm still trying to figure out what's happening with this one. It's good, but intriguingly different than most everything I've tried.
The nose is very 'spirity', almost too much. There is alot that just wants to present itself here, but this stuff just has not been given the chance (4 mos old). Some charred wood and very strong alcohol is all I can get from the nose at this time.
On the palate it's all very thin, some bitterness and malts, more wood (cedar and pine?). I really think if this stuff was given the chance (longer maturation), it really could be an enjoyable single malt.
The finish is short, there just isn't alot going on here.
Thanks Secesh for sending the samples over. I'm glad I had a chance to try it, as you really need to try it to understand this at all. Like I said, with time this could be a really good whisky.
N: Mouthwatering sweet campfire smokiness
P: Tastes just like it smells! Peaty, Sherry, complex in every way, perfection.
F: Astoundingly long! Begging to be tasted again over and over
This is the best whisky I have ever had.
Willie JJ wrote:I_SPEY wrote:Thanks Nick and Ganga for your nice words
Now having a Balvenie Portwood 1993
Oh, many apologies to Mrs I_SPEY for not noticing the post about her birthday. Many happy returns of the day.
Rene why the hell are you chatting to us when you should be looking after your good lady?
Yes Willie JJ
Sorry Willie JJ
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