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Balvenie Founder’s Reserve 10y with The Dan

The other night I got a call from The Dan that our friend Alex had purloined a bottle of single malt scotch from his dad’s closet.  It proved to be the very tasty Founder’s Reserve 10y expression, discontinued some time ago and not currently available.  Awesome.  Its always a treat to stumble upon rarer bottles,

Talisker Scotch Whisky Collection

I recently finished my bottle of Talisker 10y, the first bottle of scotch I ever bought.  For about the same price to replace the 750ml size, I got the Talisker Scotch Whisky Collection boxed thing.  It comes with 200ml bottles of the 10y, Distiller’s Edition and 57° expressions. Talisker 10y, Distiller’s Edition, 57° – 45.8%

Scotch terms, flavour maps and other resources

I don’t think you need a specialized vocabulary in order to be able to enjoy and distinguish different subtleties in whatever you’re drinking.  It does help a bit for talking about them with other people, though.  So I rustled up some resource for terminology and flavour ranges in scotch. This flavour map to the left