Back on topic.....
A little Glenmorangie Ealanta compliments of Jarrod Cash (Whiskeyagonzo).
Nose is excellent! Rich, vanilla icing. Stewed fruits. Mmmmmm!
Orange peel and tangerine on the palate, a sharp blast of citrus. Nice!
Oh no! Dry, cotton, oaky notes mid-palate. Dammit. So much promise! Dry, cotton, chalky notes strike my palate like nails on a chalk board. I can detect minuscule amounts & am unfortunately very sensitive to it.
Well shit. The entry was silky and citrusy. And then it all went downhill from there. All I want to do is chug water now.
The finish has completely escaped me as I feel like my mouth has just been stuffed with cotton swabs like Iím at the dentist.
Evidently Jim Murray enjoys a dry pour. Going to have to agree to disagree with him on this dram.
Enjoying some 8 year old HP from an IB, sadly it was bottled at 43%. I get some very light peat notes that back up an otherwise simple yet satisfying dram. There is nothing too extreme here, though as you swallow there is a little burn. This is surprising to me given the low ABV, but it could be the age coming through.
Something like this makes me really appreciate Elmer Lee.
Uigeadail with small splash of Glenfarclas 12. super good. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to taste the Glenfarclas, I thought the Ardbeg might just beat it up and smother it, but it comes through nicely right in the middle.
Egg Nog + Jameson pre-dinner; now a wee dram of Knappogue Castle after dinner.
Having my first taste of Redbreast 12 CS and... I'm not sold. I really enjoy Irish whiskey as a whole and Redbreast 12 is one of my favorites. However, this CS is just not hitting the right spot for me, I get a TON of oak/wood taste along with sweetness and then the roof of my mouth goes numb. I'm no stranger to CS whisk(e)y and any sort of numbness is very atypical, in fact I think it's only happened twice before. Don't get me wrong, the nose is simply amazing, I could just sit here with my nose in this glencarin glass for hours (breathing through my mouth of course, way too strong for just nose). So much vanilla and wood present in the nose, it combines wonderfully.
I'll give this a try again when I'm back from my trip in a couple of weeks, hopefully I'm just having an off night. After all, I did drink a Pepsi and have some steak right before trying this so that could easily be affecting my palate.