MrTattieHeid wrote:Let's not forget that not all casks are equal, and if Macallan was willing to let these go to Costco for a reasonable price, they probably didn't consider them suitable for use in their own 18yo. Doesn't mean this isn't a good bottling, just that you probably ought not to expect it to be up to that level.
Or, just too different a profile to include in their vatting.
lawschooldrunk wrote:costco doesn't sell alcohol in New York or Maryland
I remember there are some funny rules in Maryland! I was in a Safeway years back and when I told my aunt and uncle who I was visiting I was going to see the "wine aisle," they informed me only one Safeway per county was allowed to sell alcohol, and that we were not in one of them, or something like that.
lawschooldrunk wrote:yep, sounds like the maryland I know.
I'm in silver spring which is not that far from wheaton, in case you wanted to know.
you should know, next time you visit them, stop by the county liquor store- best prices anywhere on their sale items. they are selling dalmore 21 for $79 and recently had HP18 on sale for 75.
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/ ... ecials.cfm
every week, another sale on different stuff. bought six bottles in the last two months...must...control...myself.
My aunt and uncle are in Wheaton, so I'll for sure take your suggestions next time I visit lawschooldrunk, thanks!
Some notes I wrote about it:
Nose: Caramelly, fruity and sweet to begin with, with a bit of honey and spice. Biscuit, nut and cereal/malt soon appear. Some chocolate-orange notes develop over time, with the whole becoming almost liqueur-like. A slight touch of mint drifts in and out every so often.
Palate: Rather oily - almost chewy, in fact - and very sweet. Oddly reminiscent of buttercup syrup? Certainly like a sweet medicine at any rate. Malt and sweet fruit on the relatively long finish, which becomes slightly drying.
So yeah, not a rip-off at all. Wouldn't buy another bottle though once this one's , it's just too sweet for me.
And also, I can't imagine supermarkets not being allowed to sell alcohol! I guess I'm lucky(?) I live in a country geared for alcofrolics, what with supermarkets having 24 hour alcohol licences and all
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