Hey all, just back with a quick review – trying to wrap up the Saskatoon Sessions. The calendar got a little away from me, but we had a great time with Brew Donkey and the Rideau Rally, Devin and I had almost 20 beers, all reviewed live on Twitter. You can go check it out, but apparently Storify isn’t a thing anymore so I haven’t figured out how to publish it yet.
Whatever. We have a stack of reviews done, a stack to do, literally enough for a year. I seem to have a mental block for this project right now, but this best remedy to a block is to smash through it stubbornly and decisively and not worry about root causes or bullshit like that. This isn’t a journal anyway.
ANYWAY. This is the second Aberfeldy we’ve tried. It was good. Here’s some more specific notes:
nose – standard highland scotch – floral with body, wood, earth
neat – nice, rounded, no sharp, light toffee, very little smoke, smooth & simple. maybe 16y is the sweet spot
finish – very restrained, subtle tongue heat, chest warmth has almost a tea feel
splash – very little change, maintains structure & taste opens, this is a proper scotch
overall – 8.1/10
Try it? Yes. Buy it? Yes.