Kings down 6-1 going into the 3rd, looks like I chose the right day to pick this up:
This stuff is insane! And I say that in a good way
I love the smokey, peaty, salty madness contained in this bottle, never had anything like it...
Last edited by Watti; December 10th, 2008 at 05:50 PM. Reason: Petey? :|
precisely. i went from hate to love after about 3 glasses.I couldn't agree more on the Talisker. I hated it at first, then was morbidly fascinated, then I kinda liked it, then I just downed the whole ****ing bottle. The burning tire thing overwhelms at first, but when it blows off behind it are some deep and really gorgeous second and third-tier flavors.
definitely one of those acquired tastes, but once you've broken yourself in, there's so much to appreciate in there.
it might be just me. mr. box enjoys it just fine. it's mostly his gift to enjoy as well, so i haven't had more than a pour or two.And interesting that the Glenlivet 18 is smoother than the 21. Could be teh casks they used.
another guy i'm acquainted with says highland park is next on his hit list.Hey, is anyone familiar with teh Highland Park whiskeys? Any good?
to get a feel for his tastes, he also likes: caol ila, bruichladdich rocks, laphroaig, and talisker.
btw, here's a fun fact: dude says the peaty flavors come from the burning of peat when the barley is being malted. said peat comes from the bogs and moors.
Last edited by lunchbox; December 10th, 2008 at 12:00 AM.
Actually, it's easily big enough that you can add water or even a few ice cubes if you want, but it would defeat the purpose. It's scientifically developed to concentrate the aroma, reduce the strong presence of alcohol and harshness if any, and deliver the whisky to the exact right part of your tongue to maximize it's smoothness, character, and enjoyment. Sounds a bit anal, but it's no joke. IT WORKS!!! It's probably the worlds best whisky glass. Looks great and FEELS great to hold. Once you have one you can't live without it. And just in time for the holidays! I also have their Sommelier series Cognac glass, and while similar, it actually does make Scotch taste noticeably different then the one above. Riedel has certainly done their homework.
If you like a more traditional heavier glass full of ice and water, Baccarat makes some AWESOME tumblers. They're not cheap, but not crazy either for such a beautiful and substantial piece of cut crystal. Makes an incredible gift for yourself or any Scotch lover who's worthy. Wander in next time at teh mall.
Just checked bevmo.com and they do have it.