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Last night I was sipping some Slate bourbon. And it was great. I had it in a tasking glass and was enjoying it very much. But I can't do that with this whiskey, because it is too alcoholic.
Granted, it is a nice dram but it's not worth the money. With Scotch if you double the money you spend you really notice it. Not with [this] bourbon it seems. While I can taste that this bourbon is a cut above, say, a Wild Turkey, it's not much of a cut, it's not worth double the $$. Ill definitely go for a Wild Turkey next time.
But back to the alcohol. It perenially frustrates me it is the fashion to bottle whiskys at higher than 40% alcohol. I'm sure this can work with a more powerfully flavoured whisky - like some Islay malts, and maybe even something like Talisker - but it's just a pissing contest in my opinion, a marketing trap which many a 'connoisseur' is only too hyperventilatingly, arm-flappingly willing to fall into, convincing themselves that this whisky must be special. And because they're drinking it; hot-damn, they must be special too! Anyway, all of this leads to me sitting here with a whisky which tastes fine, don't get me wrong, but the nose, the aroma, is vile because all I can smell is alcohol.