Another bottle to replace. This Jura was one of the first bottles I bought myself – I really liked the story they told on the box, for the most part. But it has grown to mean more to more people and as such, must be returned to the shelf. Neat: Katherine – heavy on the
I should come clean on this one before I go any further – after Taliskers, Bowmore is my favourite scotch. If you want to drink single malt scotch on a budget, you literally can’t beat this. I got my first bottle as a birthday present from my friend Jono – I’m now at the bottom
Holy space crap on space toast – Ardberg (spArdberg) is sending up scotch-related experiments to the International Space Station. Apparently they think gravity may play a role in maturation and, hey, they make scotch in space, so I’m not going to second guess them. I’ve only tasted one Ardberg so far. Anyone with tips or
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,
This is the first single malt scotch I tasted when I started this new hobby of scotch… uh, drinking. It was the second bottle I emptied (I love Bowmore), triggering the purchase of this collection. I am going to have to replace this dinky 200ml bottle soon. Neat: light, clear, balanced, smooth & sweet. With
Taste-wise, the Distiller’s Edition sits in the same place in comes in the box – right in the middle. Its difficult to describe it without comparing it to the 57° or the 10y: its fuller than the 10y, but not as intense as the 57°, warmer and spicier, while less peaty. Each lot is numbered,
I’m not usually a huge fan of the super-high proofed whiskies – while it has its uses, the burn is a distraction from the flavour. I was pleasantly surprised by the 57° – it manages to remain a Talisker while bringing significant heat. Neat: Alcohol & peat – hot on the tongue, lots of burn.
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%
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
Just got back from a pile of drinks with NG at the Fox & Feather on Elgin. I had a Talisker 10y, a Cragganmore 12y and a Balvenie 12y… followed by an Irish Carbomb (because tomorrow’s SPD) and a rye sour. My stomach feels pretty North Channel at the moment – choppy and mostly liquor.