Any One for a Scotch? - Page 249
I hosted a house warming party recently, and was lucky enough to be gifted a bottle of The Balvenie 12 year old single barrel.
It was my first time trying this Balvenie (I have a bottle of the Doublewood), and i have to say, it's fantastic scotch.
I like it more than the Doublewood, as I find it more complex. I got creme caramel, custard, banana, raisin, cherry, tobacco... Reading that now, maybe I drank too much of it....?
Anyways, love the scotch and would recommend it.
Just opened this up. Signatory is a great independant bottler. Prices are good and variety is usually there. This glenlivet is delicious. Oh, and a lot of their offerings are at high strength.
I also like the HP 12. IMHO, it's worth the extra $15 over the 10.
After that, though, things just start getting crazy (at least at the LCBO). $200 for the 18, $650 for the 25, etc...
After polishing off the cask strength 10 year old, which I absolutely loved, I opened this one up. I like it, but would trade it for the cs 10.
The 10 year CS is my favorite expression of Laphroaig, at least among the common bottlings. The 18 year is very nice, but it gets tamed in a way that puts it more in line with some other Islays like Lagavulin. The 10 CS is just rich in a really appealing way.