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post #4006 of 4254
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This is just weird.  A 17 yo Bunnahabhain from SMWS, but it's got some kind of odd (to me, at least) flavor to it that I just can't put my finger on.  It's got some sherry, but then there's something else, something really potent and palate dominating -- and this may be the Bovril or Maggi that the label's talking about, although it says that's related to the smell, and  let's be honest here, most often these descriptions are a whimsical exegesis of pure BS -- and the closest comparison I can think of is Moutai, which I didn't enjoy (pretty sure I never finished the bottle).

 

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Maggi is basically soy sauce.  Some may desire that in a whisky but not me, and definitely not in the summer.  Maybe a cold winter night.

post #4007 of 4254
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post
 

This is just weird.  A 17 yo Bunnahabhain from SMWS, but it's got some kind of odd (to me, at least) flavor to it that I just can't put my finger on.  It's got some sherry, but then there's something else, something really potent and palate dominating -- and this may be the Bovril or Maggi that the label's talking about, although it says that's related to the smell, and  let's be honest here, most often these descriptions are a whimsical exegesis of pure BS -- and the closest comparison I can think of is Moutai, which I didn't enjoy (pretty sure I never finished the bottle).

Perfect.

post #4008 of 4254
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Picked up a little something on my way through Heathrow coming back to the US. Stuff is $200/bottle around here, was less than half that in the airport. Not a bad treat on the way home. It's a nice sherried dram. I like my sherried whiskey a little higher proof, but it's solid. Would have been rather upset at $200/bottle.

post #4009 of 4254
Ive always liked Dalmore even though after you step up from the 12 it can get exponentially expensive. (even the cigar malt). I usually recommend the 12 to people new to scotch as it is readily available and is of pretty good quality.
post #4010 of 4254
A few recent additions. My first *gasp* Springbank. My goodness this is good. I would say that this particular one is similar style to Highland Park but a much higher abv. Definately going to try more of these. The Kavalan Ill keep and see how it ages.
post #4011 of 4254
Looks like quite a dent in that Springbank already! :-) I have the same one and rather enjoy it. Looking forward to getting a few older ones too at some point
post #4012 of 4254
Its been about a week and a half going and a third gone. Not too bad. But it is cask strength which means you get almost 20% more booze per bottle. smile.gif
post #4013 of 4254
Still feels like it goes by as quickly
post #4014 of 4254
Yup. I don't find my pours from CS bottles to be any smaller than the diluted stuff.
post #4015 of 4254
I always rationalized that the CS needed water and thus I'd get more bang for the buck, but I still pour the same three fingers, regardless. shog[1].gif
post #4016 of 4254
Another recent pickup (and another one I've never had before)

post #4017 of 4254
@jcman311 I've got that Signatory / K&L Blair Athol too. Haven't opened it yet, though.
post #4018 of 4254
It looks like a good one. Some whisky you can just tell it is going to be good. I bought 2 to drink one and to keep one.
post #4019 of 4254
Hakushu at Costco for approx $65
post #4020 of 4254
Drinking Johnnie Walker Green at 45Eur for 0.7L quite better than most single Malts I have tried. I once poured leftovers of 5 single malts into my skiing hip flask, that was the best decision I have ever made. That blend was to die for. Single malts are terribly overvalued and overhyped. Blended scotch is where it is at. If you cannot find the one you like , stop worshiping it and blend it yourself.
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