Whisky Season Has Arrived!
November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
November: Whisky Season Has Arrived!
It’s likely that you haven’t recently tasted Fettercairn, Glen Ord or GlenAllachie. So, let’s have those 3 and add BenRiach, Balblair and Laphroaig of which you may already be a fan. BenRiach makes excellent all-rounder and digestif style whiskies, but did you know that its Heart of Speyside is one of the best aperitif style whiskies? I buy every bottle of Fettercairn that I come across, so I jumped at its new PX sherry bottling, a 12YO available at Global Travel Retail (Duty-Free).
Next, Balblair 18YO is my favorite from the distillery’s new 12, 15, 18 & 25-year core range. It is a bright 46% ABV single malt headed to stardom. Singleton of Glen Ord is another hard-to-get-around-here favorite. We’re going to try the 2019 Distillery Exclusive bottling of 48% ABV malt initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before a 18-24 month finishing stint in PX sherry butts… yum! Then, let’s try a dram of uncut GlenAllachie 7YO at 55% ABV from Duncan Taylor’s Battlehill range. It’s difficult to pronoun ‘Cairdeas’ (it’s in the neighborhood of Car-Chass and Car-Geous), but give it a go as Cairdeas is Laphroaig’s best dram… especially the 2018 edition from Fino sherry casks!
In sum, it’s a most promising whisky flight! Do come hungry, as we will have lots of good food, too. Invite your friends as ‘good whisky is made great when shared among friends’. See you!