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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Bonebag, Sep 23, 2012.
That Glenrothes has a sunday evening feel to it, I think.
Something to look forward to this evening.
sweet mother of christ:eek1
I'm just showing off really. It is nothing but gratuitous attention getting. I am so bloody shallow.
But it's good to know you all love me - or at least my scotch collection, and really that's good enough.
You bring both and the love will flow.
Until the bottles of love are empty, anyway.
Oh no, we can love a memory......
Funny you should mention memory. If I do a tour of this stuff, that's one thing that eludes me.
My thoughts exactly! TimmmmyCC, DSM, Lojack and I have been plowing our way through the menu at the Malt House.
I think Prop has their selection beat!
How is that Dalmore Cigar Malt? Dalmore is my go-to fave, but never seen that one.
It's been a while since I tried it. I tell you what, I'll sample it tonight and review it.
I really enjoyed the Glenrothes ( a 20 year old). It's my current fave.
HA! The malt house lists Johnnie Walker. I have JW gold and black, but not red. Maybe I should have included my blends as well - I only have a few though.
The Cigar malt (it is apparently a single malt, but they don't say the age - unusual) has the same smooth finish of the "regular" Dalmore. (I am comparing it to the 12 year old), and similar light flavourings, but it is somehow a little more rich, with almost slightly sweet overtones in it. It reminds me of dark caramel and vanilla.
It warms with the same sensation as a brandy. I can see why people would have this with cigars, although I myself do not partake of the smoke - except in barbeque.
That's what I reckon anyway. This is a lot more thorough than my usual tasting reviews which usually end in "it's really nice" or "I like it I think it's good".
To be honest your best bet is to come over and try it.
OK - so that was my attempt at rating it, here is from a more "trusted" source
I think I did alright.
As much as I love scotch and would probably give up evey other booze in the world if I had to choose one, I would be laughed out of a room of connoisseurs if I tried to review the notes and finishes. I know what I like, how I like it, when I like it. I will make it my new quest to track that one (or you) down.
Oh great. In my search, I now discovered this:
Even better yet?
I am not a good taster either, and generally subscribe to the yes good, no bad descriptions
I think I may pick up a bottle of that ardbeg....arberg...ardvaark..whatever stuff saturday. Still have more than half a bottle of the Double Wood tho.
Are you guys mixing that with Coke or Mountian Dew?
Amy got a bottle of makers mark for Christmas that we mix with dew.
It's only 200 dollars a bottle.
That's about it. If it tastes good, it is good. Good enough for me.
I asked an expert on wine tasting how you pick up a taste for different wines, and he told me to "drink as many as you can, you'll figure it out". This seems to be exceptional advice, and I don't see why it wouldn't apply here. He also told me to pay not too much attention to the official tasters and reports, just go with what you like. A fine fellow.
Except that almost all wine tastes like shit. "Corn or watermelon seeds"? Does it matter? It's all awful.
Boomer, you could have a fine scotch collection as well if you didn't feel the need to finish the bottle once opened.
Paul, Makers needs to be mixed. It's pretty darn harsh for a bourbon (46 is a tad mellower). But Mountain Dew? :huh Try ginger ale.
I fall into the like or dislike category with scotch as well, but actually prefer bourbon.
So that all being said. Scotch Buffet on Thursday night
Yeah, go on then.
In years past we've had a whiskey buffet on Rally Thursday, I think a tequilia buffet last year (I'm not a tequilia fan), so why not a scotch buffet? Kind of like a pot luck. Bring a bottle to share if you want in.
Maybe we can send boomer to the U.P. for the night so he doesn't just dump it all into his head