The first bottle out of the Discovery Pack is the big bottle of Glenmorangie 10y. Since the three sample bottles are all based on this scotch aged an additional 2 years in various wine casks, we figured it made the most sense to start with this one, so as to have a more informed palate.
This was a great get. For the cost of a bottle of Glenmorangie Original 10y, you get a bottle of Glenmorangie Original 10y, with three other scotches to try, each aged an additional 2 years in different kinds of casks. The Quinta Ruban 12y is aged in port casks, the Nectar d’Or 12y in sauternes
This is the second bottle from Glen Breton we’ve had; you’ll remember the 17y Ice Wine Cask finish we reviewed. That was a little heavy handed, as I’m finding most wine-cask-aged whiskies, this one was much more enjoyable. Glen Breton is distilled at the Glenora Inn & Distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Their claim
So, back to scotch, at least for the moment. Picked up this mouthful, both in name and taste, while visiting family in British Columbia (got to try Glenlivet 18y as well). Good thing too, as the label states it was “casked exclusively bottled for British Columbia” so I assume that means it would be difficult
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
Replaced the Superstition and picked up the Origin 10y and Prophecy at the same time. They look pretty good together.
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
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%
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.