OK, my first real thread.
Background: I was reading Ghost Rider. The author talked about how much he enjoyed “The Macallan”. Took some time for me to realize it was Scotch. So I looked and thought. Now I am not much of a Scotch man, but tonight I just happened to run across a bottle in a big liquor store in a town far far away. So I splurged. $50 a fifth for 12 year. I forget the price of the 25 year but it was obscene. What does it taste like? Who knows, but I cannot wait. Here goes.
Nice nose, if a little metalic. Could be the shrink wrap.
Oops almost forgot to cleanse.
A dram or two in the glass, no water, no ice.
OK it was the shrink wrap, no metal now.
Understated nose. Not like JD.
Here we go.
Here comes the oak.
Now the peat.
Not sweet. Bourbon is sweeter than this.
Maybe smokey. My palette is not educated enough to tell.
Well was it worth it? Hard to say. It is a very nice drink. Not to be over indulged.
Maybe on Saturday evening after the tools are put away.
This must be an aquired taste. Having not tasted bad scotch I have little to compare it with. I like JD black and this is very different.
While I expected more it is an interesting experiment.
I also bought a bottle of Pussers Rum.
Tasting will be next week.
Thank you for your attention.