Almost 4 years ago I did a review of Tamdhu here. See if you agree with my opinion.
Picked up two bottles of JW Green label today from Costco. They are normally $53 there, but they had a coupon for $10 off each bottle. That price is pretty tough to beat.
Isle of Jura 10yr
Reminds me alot of a less sweet Anejo or a more rich aged Reposado.
Not bad, but I wouldn't say I was in love either. 17.75 pounds @ Waitrose.
I just purchased a 16yr Bruichladdich Bourbon cask. Started out in JB and finshed in BT casks. Also a 30yr Glen Ord and a 37 yr Speymalt Macallan at Cask Strength. They say the SM(G&M bottling) was erroneously bottled...anyone have any info?
I'm hoping to come away from this trip with at least a couple Japanese selections as I am in the UK till a little past the new year. Im angling for Hibiki from the Barrel and I'll try to keep away from the card series from the defunct distllier who's name escapes me now.
I have noticed the malt receding from the Jura since it's been open a few days and a bit of spice coming out which is a good thing.
On re-sip of the Jura, I definitely see the comparison to a well refined anejo. It's like a highland anejo blend in both initial sip and afterglow. Very astute of you to make the connection. I've compared well aged anejo to whiskey but never the other way around.
The Yamazaki 18yo is a completely different drink. Like a spicey Glenmorangie. It has the complexity one hopes for in a quality beverage as well as unique flavors setting it apart from American and European offerings. It has little wood so I don't know why a 12yo might be better unless it were less spicey. I like the spice. I don't have a 12yo in the larder for direct comparison so will dig one up.
Nice review. I love Yamakazi 10 and a spicy Glenmorangie sounds excellent. I really dont mind the Glen, it's just not very interesting.