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I have been looking at this bottle for a year or so now, humming and hawing over trying bourbon while I’m still figuring out scotch. Dan and I figured it was worth a go, and here we are. Smell – me – familiar bourbon, caramel. The Dan – sweetness, corn. Neat – me – sweet,
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Man, I cannot get enough of this stuff. Aged in casks of other booze, Innis & Gunn beer takes on a lot of really interesting flavours. I’ve tried four of the line: Original (excellent with oaky hints, on the right), Blonde (pretty much the same as Original, only less so, in the middle), Rum Cask
I had tried the Cragganmore previously on a drinking night with NG, but I lost my notes in a scuffle later that evening. It came as part of the Classic Malts Strong Collection and I invited Vanni & Jono for a taste. Neat: Jono – smooth & sweet all the way down. Vanni – subtle,
Picked up the Classic Malts (the Malts.com people) Strong Collection, featuring wee bottles of Cragganmore 12y, Talisker 10y and Lagavulin 16y. I’ve reviewed the Talisker previously, but reviews for the other two will be up shortly. Classic Malts Strong Collection – 40%, 43% & 45.8% 3x200ml – $54.95 – Islay, Islands & Speyside
This is a big hitter. Probably one of the most robust scotches I’ve tasted so far that remains drinkable. Hands down, we have nothing but good things to say about the entire Jura line. This particular expression coined the term “Nostalgiafying” as the heavy smoke brings thoughts of camping to mind. Neat: The Dan –
Replaced the Superstition and picked up the Origin 10y and Prophecy at the same time. They look pretty good together.
So, I could (and will) go into detail about the way this Canadian Whisky tastes, but you should know it’s just terrible. It blends with Canada Dry ginger ale very well for a fantastic Rye & Ginger, but drinking this neat can only be called a mistake. One that we did anyway, repeatedly, for both
Wrapping up this foray into Whiskies Irish is a bottle The Dan had set aside for review. This is an Irish Whiskey blend, mixing malt and grain whiskeys, but with more malt than their normal white label. Neat: The Dan – Oaky, honey. Soft aftertaste & light on the tongue. Soft mouthfeel. Me – smooth,