What are you drinking right now? - Page 752
Yesterday I had BenRiach 21 yo Authenticus, which I enjoyed. Then I had GlenGoyne Burnfoot which was drinkable but very grainy and didn't match BenRiach (no wonder <-- GG is a much younger whisky) ... and then I had a beer - LECH PILS. Knowing only a little about beer has advantages. I can go to the grocery store downstairs and enjoy almost any regular beer they sell. Knowing much more about whisky makes it almost impossible. LECH is a beer made by a local brewery in Poznan (which is among the 2 biggest ones in Poland). The brand is known in the entire country pils style is made only in my region. Being a local patriot I support it + I see the brewery from my window and very often I smell hops when they brew. Have a good day guys!
I think it is not a regular expression of Ballantine's. Apparently it's a sepcial 12yo blend for Xmas which is supposed to be spicy and ginger in taste No plans to check that! The bottle is sweet and the chances are it is better than whisky so I'll let it rest on my shelf
That sounds interesting, I'll have to look for it. Ballantines makes a good product for the pricepoint, it's a decent everyday scotch, but spice and ginger on top of their regular profile sounds like it would make a great holiday whisky. Now if they added some smoke on top of that, it would be even better, but I'm not holding my breath.
Marchese Antinori Chianti Reserva
Laphroiag Triple Wood/Quarter Cask/10
Ardbeg 10/Airigh Nam Beist (Still my most expensive liquor.. It's one of the few liquors I still get a vomit note from after four years...; still come to appreciate it more and more)
Edited by b1os - 11/10/12 at 6:29pm
Yeah, it is different in every country. In the US it is totally different than in Europe. It can also be different between different types of packaging can vs bottle etc. (that may be my imagination as well though :) )