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Thursday, October 28, 2010
The go to scotch
While Mortlach always takes me out of a funk, the HP 18 is the go-to scotch. You really can never go wrong with this one. Yes, the 25, and 30yr old distillery bottlings are a significant step up from the 18, but you really cannot go wrong with it.
The late, great, Michael Jackson's review:
Nose: Warm, notably flowery. Heather-honey, fresh oak, sap, peat, smoky fragrance. Very aromatic and appetising.
Remarkably smooth, firm, rounded. Lightly salty. Leafy (vine leaves?), pine nuts. Lots of flavour development: nuts, honey, cinnamon, dryish ginger.