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Cask strength single malt

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

  1. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior Member

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    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?
     


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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     


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    TimelessRider Senior Member

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    Wish I knew that yesterday. [​IMG] I'm not used to cutting 'finer' spririts with anything. I'll try this next time.
     


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    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    I felt it was a waste too at app $60/bottle. i think you need a hardened palate to appreciate it.
     


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