Famous Grouse 1,0 Liter. Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony. Solera Gran Reserva Especial. Midleton Very Rare bottled 2018. Kilchoman - Kinclaith 7 Kininvie - Knockando.
Whiskyfun is about having fun, and some fun there is here. Scotch Grain 20 Alle anzeigen. Like it a lot. Simpler and cleaner than the Malaga, for sure. A little cumin in the aftertaste. Nonino Grappa lo Chardonnay Barrique.
El Pasador de Oro XO. Famous Grouse 1,0 Liter. The opposite of large-scale distilling by multinationals — but as we all know, not only small is beautiful in whisky and conversely. Which, in a sense, is great, but this lack of oomph and power is a problem. After Liechtenstein on Friday, we could head east, to the Czech Republic. Plantation Fiji Rum Vintage Edition 2009.
Stunning leafy, medicinal, earthy, muddy notes that combine so well with the tropical fruits slightly unripe ones … What a tango! A thick chocolate and praline and caramel, plus candied cornflakes, plum wine, triple sec, and reduced spiced wine. Good body, but the sourness — possibly from the wood — is a little too unusual. Raw, immature, with pears and yogurt plus yogurt and pears. Bread with cumin and poppy seeds.
Slyrs Bavarian Single Malt Whisky. Imagine some cider, mixed with rye indeed, bread balls, a bit of cardboard, crushed violets — or Parfait Amour, apple peeling, one zest of orange and a drop of ginger liqueur with a little curry powder inside. Wild Turkey 101 Proof 1,0 Liter. Or some clever clogs have added honey to this wee bottle, you never know with friends… Finish: Vinas de Oro Pisco Premium Quebranta.
All you need is 38 years and you almost reach perfection. Fish oils, lemon, smoked water, smoked fish. Sure this one starts with burnt matches and gunpowder, but everything that comes out after that is perfect, from honey to raisins and from Ovaltine to triple-sec. Irish Malt 59 Alle anzeigen.
Bouvet Ladubay Tresor Blanc Brut. Glenfiddich 26 Years Excellence. Well, they had still thought this baby would need 4 years of maturing in oloroso-seasoned oak.
Feingeisterei Holsteiner Cox Apfelbrand. Penderyn Single Malt Portwood. Clement Rhum Vieux Agricole V. Simple, young, clean, pleasant.
A few oddish notes ham should disappear after a little more ageing. Wheat, cake, a bit of leather, old books, a touch of humus, a bit of eucalyptus… The whole is rather dry. One of the pioneers of French whisky. Rosebank Royal Brackla Royal Lochnagar.
A little more powa would have been welcome. Maybe a touch of smoke as well. One of the pioneers of French whisky.
- The aftertaste is a little too bitter, perhaps. Which, in a sense, is great, but this lack of oomph and power is a problem. Scotch Malt 1001 Alle anzeigen. Appleton Rare Blend 12 Years.
- Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey. I find this pretty good, and fun. Dänemark 2 Alle anzeigen. Not about TWE, mind you, about this whisky… Colour: Madame Geneva Gin Blanc. Check the index of all Talisker I've tasted so far.
Check the index of all Speyburn I've tasted so far. They only use barley from their own estate, and organic at that. Fun stuff — I like. Johnnie Walker Green Label.
Vaghi 1999 Bas Armagnac. Check the index of all rums I've tasted so far. I find this fresh, funny, unusual, and good. Chives, parsley… In short, a nose unlike any other, deliciously un-modern. Single Malt Cask Finish. Lemony aftertaste, with perhaps something a little burnt in the end of the end.
Sure this one starts with burnt matches and gunpowder, but everything that comes out after that is perfect, from honey to raisins and from Ovaltine to triple-sec. By the way our dear friend Marcel van Gils has written a superb book for the occasion. Now, if this is already mythical, we should be up for some wonders.