We’re back in bourbon country today. After the stunning surprise offered by yesterday’s Glen Scotia, this better be a little more guessable, Ewald!
Today’s sample is peated, fruity and a bit odd. The last two of those characteristics tend to be in my list of ‘yummy’-factors, so let’s find out whether they add up to a good and/or tasty whisky!
After yesterday’s lovely ex-bourbon matured dram, we are now back on the continent. Heavy sherry, lots of oak and high ABV. A bomb if there ever was one.
Yesterday’s dram was nice. Today’s dram… I want to marry it and have its beautiful babies (who, despite my gargoyle-infused genes, will still be exemplars of their kind).
Lovely dram yesterday, a totally unexpected young Balmenach. Today we resume our bourbon-sherry pingpong in the direction of sherry once more. A lovely dram on the nose…
Yesterday was weird sherry from Blair Athol. Not a lot of points were given out due to nobody having a clue what it was (except for Floris, for which he should get a well deserved applause. I’ll hold for a few seconds while you all do that. Ok. Tnx.). Today we’re back in bourbon or even virgin oak territory, from the first nose…
Sample 8 was bourbony, Sample 9 is back in winey territory. Last night I got a lot of points but missed the (apparently obvious) distillery profile, tonight I’m utterly stumped.
A starker contrast can scarcely be imagined: yesterday the dirty sherry of the Bowmore Devil’s Casks II, today we have a light, fruity, almost overly sweet bourbon-matured malt.
Sample 7 is what you call a BOMB. Sherry, wood, enormous amounts of flavour. this is going to be tricky to work out! Yesterday we got a Lochside and I got some points while being mostly wrong. So, yay!
Success at last! I actually guessed right last night! Now to prepare for the inevitable doom which shall befall me upon tasting tonight’s sample #6. It is fruity, slightly salty and a little smoky…