Hosting an international tasting for a buddies company. Hitting 5 countires today.
The first “oaking” is in a charred oat barrel the same way the Distiller’s Select is done. Then after a period of time the distillate gets a second oaking in deeply toasted and lightly charred barrels giving this one hell of a great nose and flavor and balancing out the heavy sweetness in the DS. #bourbon #whiskey #whiskeygram #whiskeynerd
My first sip of the Powers John’s Lane was a bit disappointing. I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. Then I kept sipping and I began to get it and by the time I finished the dram I was in love with the liquid in this bottle. Sweet, malty and amazing throughout. That Irish Single Post Still character creeps up to mingle with the fruit, malt and hints of sherry to create something that is truly a pleasure to sip. #Irish #IrishWhiskey #whiskey #SinglePotStill #whiskeygram #whiskeynerd
Bowmore is a notorious user of e150 artificial coloring, but this delicious dram has none of that mucking about. Even after spending 11 years in ex-bourbon barrels it’s as clear as moonshine, but unlike moonshine the @totalwine Bowmore 11 exclusive cask is a fully matured and lively #Whisky that really displays the kind of #scotch Bowmore is capable of putting out. Great stuff and my last #ExclusiveCasks post. #whiskygram #whiskynerd
Bruichladdich 22yr was my absolute favorite #whisky from the tasting. This is a truly tremendous #scotch not just for the tasty and aromatic liquid inside, but the history this cask has been through. From the time this cask was filled Bruichladdich has had 3 different owners, currently Remey Martin, was mothballed for 7 years and picked up a new master distiller who had previously been employed by Bowmore where he had worked since he was 15. It’s incrdible to me that through all of that changing of hands and dormancy this cask didn’t get dumped into a blend somewhere to make money on resting stock. Great job @totalwine on grabbing this cask! #whiskynerd #whiskygram
The Arran 16 is a great #whisky and came in 4th for the night. The Auchentoshan beat it by a hair for 3rd, but it was a very very close. Very tasty at full cask strength a dash of water really sends this one to the next level with flavor and aroma that explode out of the glass. Water also brings up more of the malty notes while enriching the sweet notes. Definitely recommend a splash with this one. @totalwine #ExclusiveCasks #Scotch #SingleMalt #whiskygram #whiskynerd