I think a few of us still have a look in here from time to time. But the
good old days, with 20-30 posts a day and a lot of expertise around, are
long gone I'm afraid.
A little content for old times' sake:
I've been enjoying some of the fiery young south Islays lately (well,
not just lately. whenever I can find 'em): Smokehead, Finlaggan and The
Ileach are all available where I live now, and they're all relative
bargains compared to their older siblings.
I've recently acquired a cask-strength Ileach at 58 per cent, which is a
bit high-priced compared to the others, but quite a powerful dram.
Am 20.07.2010 07:13, schrieb bill van:
true, true. I am one of them, just had to drop a line...
I enjoyed an Arran Whisky not long ago, cask strength, single cask out
of a Sherry Butt, bottled by the SMWS. But - it was just five years old.
And it just blew me off. Fantastic, like a 12 yo with some more muscles
left. Really great stuff! But no one here who wants to know this ;-)
In article ,
I'm happy to hear it, Andreas. I don't mind the Arran and its working
class expression, the Robbie Burns. They have some island character, but
they're not nearly as intense as the south Islays. A single cask
expression, though, I would try if I found some.
I'm in Canada, where alcoholic beverages are overseen by provincial
governments, and in most provinces can be purchased only in government
shops. The single malt selection here in British Columbia has improved a
lot in the past decade or so, but much is still missing and the prices
are very high, mainly due to excessive markups; the government is
addicted to the revenue.
"Andreas Gugau" schreef in bericht
Got myself a bottle of Arran Rowan Tree recently and am liking it very much.
Nice, full-flavoured dram, reasonably priced and I like it much better than
all the weird Arran finishes I tasted at a N&T once. Arran's there to stay!
Has anyone tried the 50ml 18YO Macallan bottles that were packaged with
the 750ml 12YO as a gift box last year? Truly wonderful stuff. Neat
little bottle too - complete with a nice box and a tiny little cork top.
Beautiful. Just beautiful. :-)
The "new one" isn't a 15yo, it's a 10yo (10 /11, don't know the exact
distilling and botteling date) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Arran...
"AA" schreef in bericht