October 23rd, 2013, 05:21 PM #231
Here in Providence, RI tonight, I have the pleasure of staying in a crew hotel that gives us a nice 50% discount on food and drink. It just so happens they have an extensive collection of single malts, so I figured I should snap off a double of something new!
Bowmore 18 year.
In a single word:
In a few more snooty, ipsy-pipsy, scotch-snob-sounding words:
Sticking my nose in the glass, it had bit of a solvent scent with what I thought to be an almost spearmint-like tinge on the back end of the whiff. Compared to my go-to (Macallan 12) this is a very different beast to the nostrils, and frankly I was a bit turned-off by it at first. However, as I indulged, it grew to be rather nice.
Neat, it has an almost luxurious buttery mellowness with only a very slight peatiness to the taste. The usual wood smoke is certainly there. No (or at least very little) heat to this scotch at all, making it a real pleasure to swill around in my mouth. Water opened it up nicely, bringing out a floral flavor that was vaguely gin-like and a deepening of the buttery smooth palate.
The finish was all orange blossoms and plumish-grapey.
I liked it.
But then again, I don't know jack about Scotch.
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October 23rd, 2013, 05:34 PM #232
If I ever visit Providence, I am gonna get drunk on good Scotch and visit Lovecraft's tomb.
February 25th, 2014, 05:23 PM #233
February 27th, 2014, 11:02 PM #234
Balvenie 12 or 15
Macallan 12 and beyond
Dewars (for blends)
March 5th, 2014, 02:50 PM #235
The single malt scotch thread
I know this isn't a blend but has anyone tried the Dewars 12 year blend. It's $21.99 @ Trader Joe's. Just curious.
March 10th, 2014, 07:14 PM #236
Can you have too much scotch? Apparently, which is why I haven't done much buying of late. But on a recent overseas trip, I stopped into the duty free and came across a series of Highland Parks that are sold only in duty free stores. This one is Highland Park Leif Erickson. A good solid dram. Not mind-blowing, but all around tasty. What makes this different from the usual HP releases is that they use American Oak for LE, whereas the usual releases typically use sherry casks and sherry butts. And if you're traveling overseas, need a good drink on the plane, and can't take a full bottle through security, this is a really good dram.
I thought I would be able to buy some other bottles on the way home, but to no avail. There were a couple other HP's that are sold only in duty free shops, and looked mighty tasty.
April 11th, 2014, 11:07 AM #237
Originally Posted by orpheus
I have a gravestone rubbing from Lovecraft's tombstone that was put up in 1977 (he in in the family crypt) framed in my den.
April 15th, 2014, 03:50 PM #238
During a trip to Bevmo yesterday and picked up a new one for myself Dewar's Aberfeldy 12 year single highland malt
a touch of honey to start then spice with a touch of orange. Very enjoyable neet.
BevMo! - Aberfeldy 12 Year Old