These names are cracking me up. :lol:
Thankfully, the weather is a bit cooler here ... so I went back to the Benromach 10. It reminds me a bit of a Bowmore - I'm really starting to like the combination of peat smoke and sherry influence. I'm still trying to work my way towards Lagavulin and Laphroaig again (I really didn't like that medicinal/iodine note I got), so maybe when the snow flies again those two may be more to my liking.
Somewhere else here on the boards there was a discussion of mouthfeel, and how SMS generally speaking is fuller/creamier on the palate - I've been paying more attention to that lately as I've gone back and forth with SMS, bourbon and rye, and I do agree - SMS seems to have keep a fuller mouthfeel at the lower alcohol contents (40% and 43%) than bourbon.
Smart man! :bowdown:
Further testing under way with a small pour of JW Green Label - too bad this is being discontinued. Very creamy, medium to full-bodied. Malty, citrusy, and just a hint of smoke and pepper on the finish. Maybe I'll keep the bottle when it is empty and make my own JW Green down the road ...
Ardbeg Corryvreckan - all I can say is WOW!
A Mannochmore 28yo 1982 52.1% Bladnoch Forum, a nice dram that has really improved after the bottle has been open for a month or so. It was a nice gift from Miroslaw from whisky-blog.pl who paid me a visit when he and his family was visiting Legoland