I stocked up on a few essentials today (couple bourbons, talisker, laphroaig and ardbeg aswell as some apperetifs and odds and ends) and when I got home I looked over the receipt and noticed the clerk hadnt scanned the ardbeg, so I went back and for my effort was offered 50% off any whiskey.
So I rolled the dice and grabbed a bottle of Black Bull 12 yr blended scotch, kinda pricey at $80rrp for a blend but my first impression is very good. Its 100 proof and its feels like a grown up version of johhny black label (which is good but overpriced IMO)
Its got plenty of sherry sweetness up front, a light smokey mid, bit of dusty chocolate and raisin on the nose and back palate, fairly long finish thats tannic enougb to keep the saliva flowing and me wanting more. I may pay full price for this next time.
Had a splash of Ardbeg 10 last night while catching up on Archer. That one just scratches the Islay itch for me......and I'm itchy often.
"The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."
Having a wee nip of Ealanta as a change of pace this evening.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
Gary (aka 'Country')
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." - Mark Twain
"Because Whiskey Matters!" - David Perkins
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"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."