Cask strength single malt

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by TimelessRider, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    As a follow up to a previous single-malt/scotch thread, what is the impression of the board's whisky experts on cask strength single malts? I tried some Aberlour A'bunadh last night and I think I burnt a hole in my gullet. Anyone enjoy this stuff?
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    I am not sure that it is meant to be drunk straight. my understanding was that it was meantto be diluted with water immidiatly prior to drinking, by the drinker.
     
  3. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Wish I knew that yesterday. [​IMG] I'm not used to cutting 'finer' spririts with anything. I'll try this next time.
     
  4. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Yes, but after the burning sensation stopped, what did you think? [​IMG] I've shied away from the cask-strength offerings that I see out there, mostly because I fail to see how the distillery's failure to dilute the whisky down to a drinkable strength justifies the increased price. Maybe I'm just being ignorant, but there it is.
     
  5. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    I felt it was a waste too at app $60/bottle. i think you need a hardened palate to appreciate it.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by