Monday, March 25, 2013

03/22 - Something completely different


We'd some really high quality tastings in the past... this time we'd something completely different... some down-to-earth whiskys... but nobody knew what is was... I made it as a blind tasting!

6 whiskys.... some regular stuff, some extraordinary... a good mix. Here's what came out...

This time I made a limit of 10 people, finally we ended up with 12... luckily I'd just enough of each whisky to fill each glass.

Again Urs brought some cigars, this time a box of El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme, to go with the drinks. The cigar was great and a good match.

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It's all prepared

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme



It's smoking very well...


Drinking...

Smoking...

Thinking...

Guessing...


Trying the cocktail of leftovers.... hahaha


The first whisky, a simple standard... Macallan 12 yo. Fine Oak... better than expected and a good way to start this evening...


The first surprise was the second one, Bunnahabhain Darach Ur. Bunnahabhain is generally a very light peated whisky, but in this case you didn't taste any peat. They used fresh oak casks to mature it, so the influence of the wood was very significant. An unusal Islay whisky....


Grassy and a lot of citrus... oh well, it's really a Glenmorangie, the Traditional 100 Proof to be precisely... the favorite of the evening for some of the participants...


Glenlossie... 24 yo. bottled by the Scotch Single Malt Circle... a great sherry bomb with a lot of complexity... you could feel that the people really liked that whisky... great stuff! Definitely one of the highlights... together with the next one.


A 35 yo. Macduff... what a treat... and a great smile on the faces of the participants... a great whisky and all agreed that it seems to be old stuff...


The last one was a cheap trick of mine... an American Single Malt... the Leviathan I from Lost Spirits. It's confirmed by all that this whisky needs a while in the glass to open up... anyhow: this one is extreme! It's not a whisky for every day and time... but there are good occasions where it'll be the perfect one.


It was a different tasting than the other ones before, but it was again a great evening with a lot of interesting conversation and fun... You all should keep your eyes open for the anniversary tasting in October... the 10th tasting... which means 5 years...

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