Irish tonight. Black Bush.
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- Serge Storms
Bushmills 16 year. Sherried, up front flavor on the palate. Mild malt and a finish that was moderate. A little (mild) rough edges mid palate.
Bushmills 1608 - Mild sherry, sweeter than the 16 year and smoother. I expect that this whiskey is younger but presented itself in a more mature manner. Nice finish that was moderate to long. Very good whiskey.
Bushmills Millennium - This whiskey aged in oak only unlike the previous two and it definitely had a different effect as this one, while 25 years old was very light in color; sweet honey on the nose that was present on entry. Lots of honey malt and summer fruits. Mid palate to finish was silky smooth, very high class....delicious.
Tyrconnell Sherry 10 year - Great example of a young(er) Irish with sherry up front on the nose and palate. Good finish
Tyrconnell Madiera 10 year - Nose was less complex than the sherry but exhibited more fruit, mild citrus, moderate finish that was very pleasant
Tyrconnel Port 10 year - More balanced nose where the port (unlike some port finish whiskey's) didn't dominate but complimented. Great mid palate with a burst of sweet flavors, malt, toffee like qualities. Finish was the longest and most pleasant of the Tyrconnell three.
Edo - I hope this answers your question.
Imperial 1994 from Gordon & MacPhail.
I'm enjoying a nice glass of Lagavulin 16.
Enjoying a dram of Springbank 10/100. Haven't had this one in a while, almost forgot how good it is!
Balblair 24 Limited Edition #2542 of 3150 from 2003.
There are classic tastes of toffee and oak mixed in with a grapefruit like citrus. Quite unlike the vast majority of malts. The finish keeps the citrus feel for quite some time when toffee comes out near the end.
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Was up in Canada all last week house-hunting and bought a bottle of Gibson's 12 yr (Canadian Whiskey) to see how I might survive up there without many favorites. The first sip was all alcohol. Tasted like rubbing alcohol with a faint sweetness. After a few minutes left to breath the rubbing alcohol flavor subsided slightly and what remained was very unimpressive whisky that had a lot of burn for 80 proof. All in all, not a good first purchase over there.
Back home now and enjoying some JW Black and Lagavulin 16.
Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!