it's either these two or Buffalo Trace & Whyte & Mackay......
I have 2 whiskies that I will buy in turns and these are the only ones in the store.... the others I want I will have to order....
ps: I have a couple of whiskies on order..... these are just the instore ones that I should try in order to have more depth of experience
I have bought a bottle of Famous Grouse.... (and also have the solera reserve).... will have a wee taste of both later tonight
I think I'll pick up a 375ml of glenfiddich 12 and glenlivet 12 at some point in time to try them....(or hit a local watering hole)
the glenlivet 15 french oak looks okay maybe I'll splurge some day
ps; I like teachers as a cheap blend.... out of stock in my local store atm....
Check around to see if you can find Te Bheag, which is another moderately priced blend available here in Ontario. It goes down quite smoothly and, I understand, is the bar whisky of choice at the Experimental Lakes project.
Killerwhale you might consider the Famous Grouse 12 YO Vatted malt, I've had it several times and it's an easy dram to appreciate and well priced. CSPC #571596 but is priced higher than the normal Grouse. The Grant's family Reserve is also quite good.
Lawrence is right, we do not have that in BC atm.... however I could get the grouse 12 in at $42....
I tried Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve and here are my prelim notes:
nose: pleasing, pear, malt, vanilla, some plum
palate: gentle, soft mouth feel
finish: malty, pear, vanilla, oak, touch of cherries & plum
notes:not very lively but great tasting & very smooth, medium-long finish, excellent dram, buy again.
I sampled famous grouse and did not make notes yet though it is very interesting for a blend, almost complex as I had to search out what I was tasting.... seemed a bit earthy & woody with a touch of chalk? then the toffee sweetness seemed to round out the experience.... I recall thinking, 'hmmm do I like this? let me have another sip, hmmm can't quite tell, let me have another yes I think it's decent for the price'...
very interesting for a blend, will need to have another go at it and put my thoughts down....
thanks for posts!
I picked up a mini of regular Grants, will try soon....
tried the Glenfiddich 12.... decent but not really great... notes are :
nose:malty, toffee, hints of citrus
mouth feel: pleasant, somewhat lively
finish: chewy malt, toffee, citrus peel, starts well, fades then comes back to linger ever so slightly for a short-medium finish
notes; not too bad, easy to drink, not deep or complex, in a pinch this would be a buy again though that depends on what's availiable. Glenfiddich Solera Reserve has more flavour & is a better dram by far. 12 is nothing special but a drinkable first dram.
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