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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

A hug from a woman I don't recall

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@alderinosReview by @alderinos

26th Jun 2016

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I approached with open arms. I appreciated the stylish packaging. I inhaled the satisfying nose. I tasted. I felt the whisky's soft (I was going to write voluptuous, but that's a'Bunadh's domain) embrace. I tasted. I swallowed. I forgot. And that's the problem with this. It's just so forgettable. The components are correct. It's just as if it has been put through the blander.

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8 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

My favorite kind of review: interesting!

3 years ago 0

@alderinos
alderinos commented

Thanks, OIJas. More to come.

3 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@alderinos, if I didn't already know 12 Double Wood well I would want tasting notes. Since I do already know 12 Double Wood well, I am happy to read your poetic-prose affects about the whisky. Vinyl never went out of style for me, either. And I never expect to read a book on an electronic device.

3 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@Victor my family have a lot of vinyl but nothing to play it on.

I appreciate the feel of a good book but I have to admit for books I would not want to keep a copy of, I find my iPad very useful, especially with an app that allows me access to my local library's collection.

As for whisky, I admit I'm not "old-fashioned" I don't miss the days of standard 40% bottlings. I prefer the "modern" trend of full flavour cask strength...

3 years ago 0

@alderinos
alderinos commented

Victor, an LP on the turntable, a book in one hand, a whisky in the other. Bliss.

3 years ago 0

@alderinos
alderinos commented

Nozinan, I am with you. I can't help but wonder how much better a 40% whisky would taste if bottled at 46% or 48%. Better still, cask strength!

3 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@Alderinos, I'm in agreement about cask strength whisky. and I think the image you project is indeed blissful. but I would suggest that a reliable alternative would be a CD and an ebook, but the chair would have to be very comfortable.

3 years ago 0

@alderinos
alderinos commented

Noziran, I think we're agreed that the whisky is fundamental. And a good chair, as you write.

3 years ago 0

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