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I know it's highly thought of, but I'm struggling with Lot 40 2012 tonight. I've been drinking a lot of barrel proof bourbons lately which might be the problem. The Lot 40 comes off thin and watered down on the palate which is making it hard to taste what should be there. The nose is muted which doesn't help. Interestingly, the finish is the best part which is where I pick up some of the spices and the finish does hang around for a while. Does anyone else have a hard time with this one or is it just me?
- the Octomore 6.1 surprised me with how balanced it was. I was expecting a peat bomb but instead got a really nice peated whiskey with plenty of sweetness and mouthfeel to drink regularly. This was my first Octomore, so that may be typical.
- I wish I had access to K&L's stuff. The Mortlach and Lomgmorn were outstanding. Two of the best of the night.
- The Arran Devil's Punchbowl 1 was the hands down winner for me over the 2.
- Blind tasting the Laddie 10 versus the new Laddie Classic was very interesting. The Laddie 10 was much more complex and balanced for me than the very sweet Laddie Classic (which some preferred).
- the Longrow 14 year Burgundy finish did not taste of feet as I feared it might. Really good.
- the Kilchoman Loch Gorm was really really good. I am into this distillery, as the Machir Bay (or MAcker Bay, as Joe pronounces it) is also very good.
- The General was a great treat and just as good as I remembered. One of the great noses in whisky.
Thanks again Bruce!
Sipping on some Berrys' Caperdonich 17 year from TW. It's the last of my bottle and I brought it with me in a sample bottle on my current work trip. It's nice crisp pear flavor makes a great break from the oppressive heat that is Phoenix.
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Reading BigRich's blog reminded me that I hadn't opened my Glenmorangie Original 10 yet (or the cute 50mL bottles that came in the "Discovery Pack"). Saving those three for this weekend, but counting this as "study hall" so I'm more familiar with the malt. Can't say I'm a big fan of this first pour, but I blame the GBS for spoiling me last weekend
Gary (aka 'Country')
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Lagavulin 16. Yay!
Revisited my Aberlour A'bunadh. Still a meh, for me.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
Glenfarclas 105, a vatting of Lag 16, Lag 12 2012, and Longmorn 17 year CS, then Ardbeg Galileo.
GBS Member rounding out the top 5
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