Badbadger wrote:Hi all,
I need some assistance in what to tickle my newbie taste buds with next. I've only been into whisky for the past year or so and am keen to extend my senses. So far my experience is:
Old Pulteney 21 (no prizes for guessing why I picked that one) - personal favourite so far.
Laphraoig q cask - too much peat almost antiseptic
Lagavulin 16 - very good but wasn't sure. Did this mean I wasn't an Islay man?
Talisker 10 - really nice and didn't last long at all
Oban - got me into scotch orignally so I owe it a great deal. Really enjoyable
Dalwhinnie - smooth with the most amazing finish. cheap too which is a bonus
Glenfiddich 18 - bit ot on the sherry but not unpleasant
So then I wondered about the Islays again and took the plunge with an uigedail. And love it to bits.
So with only 3 or 4 bottles in the cupboard I'm wondering what I should grab next.. the talisker 18yo looks rather good as does the Macallans. God knows which though. Aberlour caught my eye too (just batch 37 or 38 easily available atm).
So based on that bunch and with a budget around £50/60, what would complement a uigedail, fiddich and deanston?
Appreciate any help you can give.
Mr Tattie Heid wrote:The only way to fill the gaps in your education is to try everything! We're all still working on it, too.
Badbadger wrote:I haven't been on any tours yet, but my boss bought a place in the Borders region a year ago and is busy getting it ready to rent as holiday cottage. My suggestion of team building event there has been picked up and I'm scanning for the nearest distillers (btw - its near West Buccleuch and Redford Green).
Lasanta I tried after a meal not so long ago and whilst the sherry kick was huge, I loved it. Maybe it was the setting etc, but I'd give it another go for sure.
I just ordered 3 samples to have a go at, aberlour, Ardbeg and Mac 10 - the glenfarclas 40 was tempting but at £15 a sample it may be a bit much. After all, what do I do if I love it.? I'll lust after a £300 bottle
Also got in touch with the Malt n Copper whisky society down in Brighton, so I'll pop along to their tastings soon.
Quick question - I found a glass or two of talisker (10) left in the bottle at the back of the cupboard the other day. Perhaps it was the spicy food I had, but it tasted pretty bad - I thought I smelt and tasted sulphur. But doesn't sulphur show up first rather than develop?
ColSanders wrote:Even as a fan of (some) Finishes... I'd skip the Quinta Ruben early in the career... it's good but... eh... nothing that special personally.
Laphroaig 18 though...
Sherry wise... Glenfarclas hasn't appeared on the list yet at a quick glance as having been bought (I'd say go for the 12, granted I haven't had the 15, which you do have easier access to), for a delicious sherry monster... Need to buy another bottle here...
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