Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dallas Dhu - simply amazing

It is really amazing how many times we try a Dallas Dhu and are blown away. It is a crime that this distillery no longer produces. The example that motivates this post is that Signatory 1979 Dallas Dhu. Finally finished it off and luckily found more. Signatory Cask Strength Dallas Dhu 1979 was matured for 26 years in a hogshead, developing complex aromas and flavors of apple, baking spice, and sweet smoke.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The girls love this - Deanston 30yr

A tasting at the Brandy Library yielded this as the wives favorite. Very smooth and light, but with enough complexity to join the collection. From the distiller: The creation of Deanston 30 Year began three long decades ago in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry barrels. They were left undisturbed in the 18th century vaults that once were part of an ancient and historic cotton mill. Then, the liquid was transferred into the finest Oloroso Sherry oak wood casks where it spent the last two years of its maturation: the perfect finishing touch for an already supreme single malt. This mature Deanston single malt has been created from the oldest Deanston stocks available today, making it an exclusive offering that will only be available in the United States. This is our way of saying “thank you” for the growing enthusiasm that the brand has experienced over the last five years.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rosebank and Lafite Marriage

This 18yr old Rosebank was finish in a Lafite Rothchild cask by Murray McDavid. Another winner from the much-mourned distillery that closed in 1993. This remains the classic Lowland, with delicacy and finesse without ever becoming boring. Then it is finished in Lafite cask by the geniuses at Murray McDavid. One of the most special drams i have ever had.

Ardbeg Fire

New peat on the block - Ardbeg Supernova. Ardbeg's vatting of their most heavily peated barrels, weighing in at a stout 85ppm phenol is out of this world. Just had a few drams with expert noser DS at an over the top simcha. Thank God we had this Ardbeg in us...