An atmospheric whisky tasting with a good friend and a deep conversation is a real evening upgrade. Yesterdays evening was accompanied by the 20 years old Macallan Speymalt, the Auchentoshan triple wood and the 12 years old Aberfeldy. The result: I really could recommend all the three whiskies. And it depends on your personal preference if Macallans higher price pays off or not.
I got to the next level!
My wife gave that inconspicuously bottle to me for a specific reason. Thank you so much, my sweetheart! The smell out of the bottle was just somehow indescribable. It’s been honey and flowers – nothing smoky or savory. Smelling that Macallan in the glass it was more spicy and smoky but really a full and overwhelming flavour.
The first sip let me take a deep breath because of that soft and thoroughly harmonious taste. The rest was pure pleasure!
I guess I will share this bottle just with my wife, my dad and my best friend. I’ll be fine with that healthy egoism in that case…
The World Whisky Map team wishs you a happy whisky easter!
Look what the easter bunny brought to me: a 12 years old scotch single malt Bowmore whisky. I tried the 10 years Bowmore before. And I was quite surprised about it´s honest smokey taste. The 10 years Bowmore is a bit brighter than it´s 2 years older brother. What I do know is that a darker colour normally evidences a matured, full-bodied taste. I can´t really tell which one I´d prefer. Both I could suggest because of it´s price (less than 30 euro). You can´t do anything wrong with this investment.
The Bowmore distillery is located at Islay, Scotland. It was founded in 1779 by David Simson and is named after the city Bowmore nearby. So it´s the first known distillery at the island and is therefore one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was closed during the 2nd world war. The building was served as a basis for seaplanes. In 1950 it came into the hands of William Grigor & Sons Ltd. It went broken in 1963 so that the Stanley P. Morrison Ltd adopted it which owns also Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch. Since 1994 the distillery is owned by the Japanese Suntory Group.
The Bowmore distillery uses the water of river Laggan that is sourrounded by peat. The whisky usually matures in Sherry casks, stored in a building that gets flooded with salt water 1,5 metre deep.
Even I prefer whisky in preheated glasses this icy alternative is pretty cool. Too bad that it´s not easy to create that wunderful palace. Immediately I have several ideas for other icy shapes: a tasmanian devil for tasmanian whisky, the ayers rock for australian whisky, a guy wearing a kilt for scotch whisky or a goblin for irish whiskey. But in the end I´d never drink a single malt on ice. Just my personal suggestion.