Monday, December 6, 2010

Amazing stuff on auction block

Bonhams has a wonderful auction of rare and unique whisky this month. If anyone needs a agent for adding to your collection, let me know. Details here: http://www.bonhams.com/USA/sale/18402/1/
Take a look at the cover shot below - the HP Bicentenary 1977 (lot 206) is available  - 6 bottles expected in the $1300-1600 range. An old favorite of mine...

I also highly recommend looking at grabbing lot 274 - http://www.scotchneat.org/2007/04/springbank-another-one-off-charts.html
Also really think this is one of the best values - lot 270 a case of Springbank Bourbonwood - http://www.scotchneat.org/2007/01/is-springbanks-bourbon-wood-best.html

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Chanukka

Chanuka treat from Tullibardine - a 17year old from 1992 at 44.7%.I opened this special Chanukka Menora edition of Tullibardine to honor the holiday. Chabbad of Buckhurst Hill in the UK had a special fundraiser last year and filled a menorah with this whisky and then sold off the bottles. Turns out it is a very nice, relatively sweet bourbon cask.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Warning!!! Do not add water to this one

Scapa, 19 year old, 1989 Vintage, 52.7% from D&M Aficionado's Club has a terrific nose. But be warned...do not add water to this one as the nose will go foul and the taste changes to yuck (no better way to describe it).
Here is Malt Advocates review:
This single cask bottling of Scapa is a beauty! Brilliant gold color. Clean and fresh on the nose and palate, with complex bright fruit (peach, tangerine, Golden Delicious apple, honeydew melon, pineapple), spice (cinnamon, vanilla, subtle cocoa), appetizing brine, and beach pebbles, all on a bed of creamy, squeaky clean honeyed malt. Dynamic, appetizing, briny, dried spice finish. A delicious, superbly balanced whisky that makes a great aperitif, but I could drink this any time.
(and btw - this is really a MacKillops production delivered exclusively to D&M)