By @Nozinan on 22nd Apr 2015, show post
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@TracerBullet My experience is that I enjoy the 2009 slightly over the SN2010. But both are in an "epic" league for me (NOT for most people). I found both the SN2014 and the SN2015 to be a big step down. I slightly prefer the SN2015 to the SN2014 . . . but that is splitting hairs. I would still score both around a 93. But they don't come close to the "peat ecstasy" of those first two. The 2009 and SN2010 are two of my favorite whiskies of all time.
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Maybe not epic, but a very pleasant 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon with 3 good friends and a few good whiskies in a gorgeous garden. The Boutique-y on the right hand end is a 19 year old Teaninich. It was really outstanding. First Teaninich I’ve had And I’ll be looking for more. That 15 year old Talisker was very tasty too. We had two versions of the Cadenhead 21 year old Loch Lomond. They were both bottled in 1996 from different casks. One was 51.5% and the other was 52.5%. Not much between them and they were both excellent, but we thought the 52.5% one had a slight edge. I saved my last bottle of Laphroaig 18 for a good occasion and this was it. We managed to take it down to half full before we wrapped it up and called the wifely drivers in.
Good day, good dudes, good drams. What more can you ask for.
22 days ago 11Who liked this?
@BlueNote, that is an impressive lineup. Two thumbs up!!
22 days ago 3Who liked this?
@paddockjudge I forgot to mention that one of our guys had a 1 ounce sample of a Kavalan with an odd wine finish that, based on the cost of the bottle, came in at around $21/ounce. We each had about a quarter ounce taste and none of us could come close to guessing what it was What it was, was effing amazing. That kind of stuff is way too spendy for any of us ordinary schmuks, but it was an experience to taste it.
22 days ago 1Who liked this?
@BlueNote, sharing exotics and/or doing blinds in a group is a lot of fun. Hats off to the citizens of B.C. for successfully managing the current crisis. Nice to see our Connosr friends and affiliates having gatherings.
Kavalan is special, pricey, but oh so good. Perhaps you would be interested in some Amrut, another distillery producing exotic and high quality single malts.
21 days ago 2Who liked this?
@paddockjudge Yes, I need to get on the Amrut case. @Nozinan and you have been tempting me for years and I still haven't had one. I think there are only a couple available in BC.
We are still being very cautious about the Covid-19 which is why we intentionally kept that little gathering outdoors and with just the four of us. I hope you guys are keeping your guard up back there. You've been hit quite a bit harder than us. I don't see much hope of seeing our relatives in Ontario any time soon. And as for the relatives in Oregon, it may be a lot longer before there's any border crossing happening either way. Same goes for the cousins in England and Scotland. The mere thought of spending 9 hours on an airplane these days makes me shudder. I think we are going to look back on this as the time the world and the way we live changed forever.
Yikes, it's only 11:00 am and I'm starting to depress myself. Oh, well, only 5 hours 'till happy hour.
@BlueNote The reason you are managing better is because of your awesome chief medical officer, and a government that knows enough to listen to experts.
I will have to toast your government's COVID response with some Amrut later today if the mood strikes me. It rarely does these days.
It sounds like the is a large deficiency in your single malt experience. I know that recently you had such a hole filled in the Canadian whisky department. I will have to consult with my mentor @paddockjudge to see if there is something I can do about that and how...
@Nozinan I talked to a friend today who has a bottle of Fusion and a bottle of Naaranji (sp). He is promising samples of both whenever he gets around to opening them. I'll see what is available in BC and then check out Alberta. Thanks for your kind offer to fill this gap in my whisky experience. The dictionary definition of generosity has pictures of you and @paddockjudge beside it.
21 days ago 4Who liked this?
@BlueNote Thinking your mystery Kavalan may have been this one
18 days ago 1Who liked this?
@Astroke. Could be, I’ll check with my friend, but I think it was more expensive than that one. Whatever works out to $21/oz.
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