The rum finish sounds intriguing since I've never had it. But $115 cdn for a 13yr old? The tasting notes on the website under "whiskies of the world" make it seem very ordinary. Any thoughts?
My apologies in advance for the number of queries of this nature. The LCBO is having one of it's biggest sales ever (in terms of number of Scotches, not the % off) and it's a one-off opportunity to get at some malts that may not be back in stock, never mind on sale. I'd be grateful for any feedback.
Dufftown is the distillery that get's it name from the malt whisky capital of the world - Dufftown, Banffshire. It's very much alvie and producing, but the whisky is not very commercially available. It's part of the Flora & Fauna-series (15yo).
IMHO the OMC-series is a reflection on the quality of the whisky, and is dear but worth it. here in Norway we can't even get it, but our naighbouring Swedes have it with prices starting at £80.
All of the OMC bottlings I've had were great, bar one case - a sherried Tactical (Talisker) which was so sulphured, it was quite unpleasant to drink. Jim Murray also noted this in his 2004 Bible, and when I spoke to him about, he warned that there are a few sulphured casks runnning around and OMC were not immune from bottling them.
Bruce's comment is fairly accurate - generally speaking, Dufftown is not great whisky, and that's principally why it is rare to see it bottled as a single.
Rum finished can be very suprising, I ad a Caol Ila rum finish from Cheiftain's wich suprised me to the max. Somehow Rum and peaty whiskies fit very well togheter.
OMC is generally quite good, but for some expressions you might need an aquired taste... I had for example a Ardbeg OMC I adored, but other single malts drinkers didnt thought much of it.
Be sure to let us know what you think of it if you bought it, and sampled it...
I've tried the Campbelltown Loch no age statement bottling, and it was horribly thin and weak. I bought it because everyone raved there was a fair chunk of Springbank in the blend.
Must've have been some pretty young and awful Springbank!
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