I was very surprised by the smoothness and fruitiness of it. I usually go for peaty malts but found this very pleasant dram.
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not expensive by the way.
I have two bottles of the OB Tullibardine 10yo, but there's no mention of a vintage year on either bottle.
In any event, I too found it to be a pleasant enough dram, if a little anonymous. If anything stood out, it was a little honeyed, but other than that, it was simply a drinkable Highland malt.
P.S. - If you can hop a flight Admiral, you're invited too!!!
It is no mystery that Lawrence is based in the lovely city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - with a population of just over 325,000 (but often awash in tourists)... A town as rich in tradition as our young western-end of this country can muster - most of which is steeped in British culture.
Here are several sure-fire ways to find Lawrence:
Step 1: Locate a liquor store (most are government run, but a few boutique private stores specializing in Single Malts have opened, albeit their supplies are still government controlled) - or locate a traditional Pub.
Step 2: Shout "Hey Lawrence!!!" - at the top of your lungs
Failing that, move on to Step 3: Casually comment - out loud for all to hear:
"Oh my, look at that, free samples of Port Ellen 24"
Should none of these sly, underhanded methods bear fruit, then return to Step 1 and simply ask the Manager/Proprietor if they have seen "Lawrence - of the Victoria Single Malt Club"... and then follow their guidance...
If all else fails - look for a bagpiper (remember, this is a tourist town - there are plenty to be found) and he (or she) will point you in the right direction.
Total estimated time, upon arrival in Victoria - 15 ~ 20 minutes tops...
Truth is - Lawrence is one of the most gracious hosts in Whiskydom and should all of Canada's (and Australia's) whisky-obsessed arrive for such a party it probably wouldn't phase him...
'Looking forward to the eventual day when we all meet at Lawrence's place (and hoping it isn't for a wake)...
No doubt with the aid of this forum and the growing number of Whisky Events worldwide we may all be able to share a wee dram or three eventually. Who knows - maybe we'll all meet at a Whisky Live or other such gathering.
For anyone else interested - The West Coast Whisky Society (based in Vancouver, BC) and the Victoria Single Malt Club (based in Victoria, BC) have made some inroads and have started to frequent each others events - and recently joined forces with a field trip to Calgary for the "Whisky in the Warehouse" evening (along with approximately 800 other whisky-nuts).
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