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Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch Whisky in Victoria

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Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch. Here’s some notes I took in a hotel during a work trip to Victoria:

it comes in a golf ball, i hate it already
served in a plastic cup that was itself plastic wrapped. if this is best western i’d hate to see the worst. haha i kid, i’m a rewards club member and that doesn’t even make me a little bit sad. i get a better rate.

The name St. Andrews references the world’s oldest golf course in Scotland, home to the world’s oldest golfers (actually I think that’s Florida). Margaret Thatcher’s husband loved it, drank it on golf courses. That’s neat. Margaret Thatcher almost privatised the NHS.

Victoria was beautiful but this whiskey was like eating a cherry lozenge fished out of a disinfectant bath, so the write-up on the back was not inaccurate. For more:

nose
cherry vapo rub

neat
thin, watery, then burn. flavour is burnt shoelace end

finish
heartburn, salivating – the box calls this “mouthwatering” , nausea

splash
gains a fake oak taste and burn remains

overall
1/10 – Just for reference, apparently Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible gives this a 89/100. I know his scale is more logarithmic but… jesus.

Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch – 40% 50ml – $? – Scotland

Try it? No. Buy It? Fuck No Don’t

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