Seriously ... if anyone reading this ever finds themselves at Chino Latino in Minneapolis, be sure to order up a Scotch. I was there a while back and scored a ginormous whisky, complete with plastic straw! It's happened one time since, and again last night. And trust me, I'm not complaining in the least! It's terrific when you get a 3-for-1 on quantity & quality. Last night I was sipping on a healthy Glenlivet.
Note: Last night they forgot to garnish it with a plastic straw - *whew!*
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It's been a quiet summer around here. But rest assured, the whisky has been flowing! Erik and myself both recently attended a Scotch tasting ... and handful of goodies exploring various regions, but the one that stood out to both of us was the intense Ledaig from the island of Mull. Was heavily peated (differently from Islay), but strongly intense with flavor. Reminded me of the shocking impact that that first dram of Laphroaig 10 had on me. While it was only a brief taste - muddled by a reused, however washed glass, and other various tastings back to back before it - it was hard to grasp the subtle details. I'm going to make an effort to pick up a bottle this week so I can swan dive into it for a full review.
My current stock: Laphraoig 15, Balvenie 10, Longrow 14, Glen Garrioch 8
I bought out the stock of Speyburn at my local liquor store and am impatiently waiting a fresh batch. The Speyburn 10 was quick to become my summer whisky of choice with its light fruity taste, and simple price.
The blog will start to pick up once again ... and trust me, I'm looking forward to it.