Welsh Whisky & the Masters'

Phil 'Knucklehead' Mickelson leading after 11 in the 3rd round of the 2004 Masters' at Augusta National G. C.! Wow! Not unusual. Although, through 15, the wheels are alreasy shaky. He has, over the years, demonstrated an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I would expect no less from a guy who hates to lose more than he loves to win. A very talented, born loser! Although Graeme likes Paul Casey, my money's on Ernie Els, despite his forestry experience.
While I was watching, I decided to do some whisky tasting. I had been comp'd with a couple of 5 cl bottles of Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky "Aur Cymru", 46% abv. I chose Samuel Smith's "Old Brewery Pale Ale" (Californian's prohibited by law from knowing the % abv) as the chaser. Not Guinness tap, but adequate.
I'm not a 'professional' writer of whisky tasting notes, just a professional drinker, so excuse the lack of esoteric descriptions. The whisky had a lightly flowery, sweet and smooth nose. On the palate, I found it light, smooth, slightly 'oily' (in the way that a good Cuban cigar is, compared to non-Cubans), and quite pleasant. The finish, also, was very smooth, still 'oily', most pleasant and very lasting, even after the chaser. Overall, I thought it more like a fine Irish whisky than Scotch. I'll be getting my alcohol merchant (Vendome Liquor) to stock some and will buy a bottle when they do.
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: Phil 'Knucklehead' Mickelson leading after 11 in the 3rd round of the 2004 : Masters' at Augusta National G. C.! Wow! Not unusual. Although, through 15, : the wheels are alreasy shaky. He has, over the years, demonstrated an : uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I would expect : no less from a guy who hates to lose more than he loves to win. A very : talented, born loser! Although Graeme likes Paul Casey, my money's on Ernie : Els, despite his forestry experience.
So much for your golf prognostications. A superb performance by Phil down the stretch lets him stuff this, along with the similiar disparaging of many other sideline observers, down their collective throats. Given your lack of appreciation of an outstanding golf talent, I shall dismiss your observations on whisky.
Here's hoping Phil toasts this wonderful performance with an equally wonderful whisky.
-- Greg Beaulieu ab348@chebucto.ns.ca Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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> [] He has, over the years, demonstrated an uncanny ability to snatch > defeat from the jaws of victory. [] > > So much for your golf prognostications. A superb performance by Phil down > the stretch lets him stuff this, along with the similiar disparaging of > many other sideline observers, down their collective throats. Well, I'm happy to see Phil finally win a major, his track record notwithstanding! > Given your lack of appreciation of an outstanding golf talent, I shall > dismiss your observations on whisky. One thing has nothing to do with the other. > > Here's hoping Phil toasts this wonderful performance with an equally > wonderful whisky.
As do I, and as I already have.
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> Phil 'Knucklehead' Mickelson leading after 11 in the 3rd round of the > 2004 Masters' at Augusta National G. C.! Wow! Not unusual. Although, > through 15, the wheels are alreasy shaky. He has, over the years, > demonstrated an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of > victory. I would expect no less from a guy who hates to lose more > than he loves to win. A very talented, born loser! Although Graeme > likes Paul Casey, my money's on Ernie Els, despite his forestry > experience. > > While I was watching, I decided to do some whisky tasting. I had been > comp'd with a couple of 5 cl bottles of Penderyn Single Malt Welsh > Whisky "Aur Cymru", 46% abv. I chose Samuel Smith's "Old Brewery Pale > Ale" (Californian's prohibited by law from knowing the % abv) as the > chaser. Not Guinness tap, but adequate.
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Worth looking round for a bottled conditioned stout next time as well. Guinness is fine as it goes but once you've tasted an unpasturised, unfiltered stout it is hard going back. I appreciate that such beasts are not that easy to find outside of the UK but you never know.
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