Douglas wrote:Maybe distillers should start selling ambient packs to put me in the right place for drinking their product - DVD of still room, recording of Jim McEwan telling a few of his tales, distillery aroma candles, neutral pre-dram nibbles, inflatable friends… well maybe not!
Mr Tattie Heid wrote:Good points on experiencing whisky, Douglas, echoing things I've been saying all along (which automatically makes you a genius).
Mr Tattie Heid wrote:If they could replicate the howling October wind and horizontal rain outside the shuddering Bowmore shop, as I experienced a few years ago, they'd have a real hit.
Arthur Motley wrote:That Laddich X4+3 note is probably going to be tempered with a second note. When the results came in I couldn't understand how a whisky could feature that was so slated in a blind tasting by our Edinburgh staff, who are aren't mugs (and Iain). So we got an open bottle of this and I gave it blind to a few office staff and had a dram myself. Its a bit unusual but its not that bad at all. Summery, with almost gin-like botanicals in the flavour. Needs water but its not a bad spirit to my mind.
Iain M wrote:Needless to say I was quite shocked at the result with X4+3 when I saw the top10, I would be quite interested in trying it again - Mug or not
Iain M wrote:It was good to see the Grain scoring highly, bunnie 25, springer 18 and OP 17 some good solid whiskies, however was hoping for more Independant bottlings alas not this year in the top10, with the exception of the grain and the PE (another shocker).
Douglas wrote:Agreed. The independents did us proud again and I enjoyed extended visits to Berry Bros, Douglas Laing, Signatory and G&M this year, and Adelphi and Duncan Taylor in particular last year. They offer such a broad choice I wonder if it's just that statistically few get to sample each individual treasure.
Iain M wrote:the notes for the X4 was quite hunanimously a dislike, partly to do with lack of character and more of burn, If I remember correctly.
Douglas wrote:I envy those people who can taste and review and score a whisky identically each time they try it.
Willie JJ wrote:Douglas wrote:I envy those people who can taste and review and score a whisky identically each time they try it.
You might as well envy a Unicorn. You're just as likely to meet one.
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