A 13 year Aberfeldy, distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2007. A Binny's cask pick through the Signatory Vintage Un-Chillfiltered Collection at a sale price of $39.99. A delightful lemon bomb with a transition from sweet to dry and fading into black pepper, sour orange and light smoke. 46% abv and natural color...a bourbon lovers single malt.
I stopped by Binny's to get some wine for the wife and a hygrometer for my new toy, and I told myself I wasn't going to buy any bourbon. I tried walking past the aisle without stopping, but I saw a bunch of sale tags on the Scotch side, so I couldn't resist. Grabbed the 12/17 Old Pulteney set, even though my flirtation with Scotch was waning. Popped both years open that night and fell in love with both. I'm so easy.
A bottle of Lot 40. Am looking forward to cracking it open...
¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"As for the unimportance of age and as we already said here, we'll all start to believe them when they'll start to bottle old whisky without an age statement, not young whisky ;-).." -Serge Valentin
I picked up a Laphroaig 10yr CS bottled 2012 at 58.6% abv. I loved my Ardbeg 10yr and Lag16, but they are both gone and I needed something to replace them.
While bourbon is my go to whiskey, I've been getting more and more into foreign offerings. This week I picked up a Canadian Club Classic 12 year and a Balvenie Doublewood 17 year. I've had a spot of both but need to spend some quality time with each.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O’Rourke
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Can't have too much whisky wherever made
Yeti, I am usually right there with you in matters of taste, but I do not connect with my bottle of Cairdeas 2012 at all. First of all, there is no nose! I can barely detect the slightest whiff of peat, but it's practically non-existent compared to any other Laphroaig. Taste was almost unpleasant. I poured a bit of Laph 18 and Caol Ila 12 to see if maybe my palate was off, but this bottle is just nasty to me.