A little Glenmorangie Original tonight while waiting for a damn Ubuntu installation to complete...
Opened up one of the 2 Redbreast 12 CS I brought home last night...really, really good.
Chainwhip requested my thoughts on the Glenmorangie tasting I attended last night. Full Disclosure, I am not a scotch aficionado. I have been a part of a whisky club for about a year. I joined as way to try many different whiskies and get a better feel as to my tastes and get out of my comfort zone of bourbon/rye. I have tried many different single malts and scotches over the past several months. Until last night, none had really knocked my socks off. First up was the 18 year. I enjoyed it but wasn't my cup of tea. The 25 year was second. I wish the price list wasn't on the table for the tasting because no matter how good it was, there was no way I was walking out with a bottle ($529.99). Still at this point I wasn't that impressed. Next up was Ealanta. Holy cow! When I first nosed it I could have sworn my nose was in a bottle of pure vanilla extract. It was heavenly. It had a very soft and easy entry. The finish was warm with some vanilla and spice. I am now trying to locate a bottle. Last but not least was the Signet. I'm glad they saved this one for last. The Ealanta was light and fluffy, the Signet was very rich and syrupy. It had cocoa and a nuttiness on the nose. The palate was chocolate and maybe some hints of coffee? It was very sweet. The finish was right in my wheelhouse. It had a sweet yet spicy finish that went on for a while. Well, for what it's worth that was my take on the evening. It's hard for me to pick a winner. I am torn between the Ealanta & Signet. I did order an Ealanta, but I will probably track down a Signet after the first of the year. I've spent a load on bourbon and rye the past couple of weeks so the wife learning that I am now buying Scotch is not a discussion I am ready to have just yet. ;-) Cheers fellas!!
Bottom line...any TUN from Balvenie is something that I would love to have in my glass. I hope you've been good enough for Santa to bring it to you.