Glenmorangie Celler 13
Balvanie Double Wood
(is the Laphroaig 1/4cask light enough?)
So the ultimate question:
What is your summer dram, and what would you recomend?
As for the Balvenie DW, I'd drink that in front of a autumn campfire. Warm and spicy with that nice kind of sweetness that makes you feel that after winter there will be spring. Shoot your buck in September and celebrate it in BDW!
Had a Wild Turkey 12yo with a single cube of ice in the garden on Saturday and it was really delicious.
Apologies if my wanton use of ice offends
Single malts and hot weather is a bit of a quandary for me, but I do do it and do not really have a regional preference. Last summer I left some Ardbeg 10yo in the glove compartment of a friends car, whilst driving through Spain. The whisky must have been literally 50 degrees celsius or more, yet it was very tasty indeed and did not last long
I would like to add to that list:
Aultmore 12y. Flora & Fauna - Smooth, flowery, light & fruity.
Balblair 10y. - Light, fruity.
Cardhu 12y. - Easy drinkable anytime.
Glenkinchie 10y. - Light, lemony and a little spicy. Complex.
Knockando 12y. - Light and very fruity. Delicious.
Linkwood 12y. Flora & Fauna - Flowery and fresh.
Old Pulteney 12y. - Light with honey & nuts.
Royal Brackla - Specially the expressions from Murray McDavid & Rare Malt with their light melony, fruity touch.
Tomintoul 16y. - Sooo delicious with a truly outstanding nose.
I guess there are many more to be mentioned but these spring to mind without a doubt. My personal favourites during the summer include Bruichladdich (any expression will do), Dalwhinnie 15y., Glengoyne 10y. and Scapa 14y.
Lawrence wrote:Glad to hear your drinking during the rest of the day remains the same. I look forward to reading your tasting notes.
What I mean is, The summer day heat is too much for me to dram in. Best leave it to the evenings, or relax with a beer during the afternoon - although I rarely drink beer anymore.
I also get some big storms during the summer when fronts crash into each other casuing heavy rains, high winds & lots of lightning. During those storms I might break out a Bunnahabhain 12 or even a slightly heavier malt.
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