The First ‘Whisky of the Week’ for 2018! I start on an Indian note – with the Paul John Classic Select Cask. I love exploring world whisky. Whisky that come from non-traditional countries such as South Africa, France, India or Taiwan. It is probably linked to my endless wanderlust. Drinking a whisky from a new country allows me to dream about traveling there and seeing it for myself. When I got invited to taste a few Paul John during a tasting at Churchills Bar I was understandably excited.
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The bottle is nearly done and I quickly need to capture the tasting notes for this Forty Creek Barrel Select whisky. I bought it in Canada during my July trip and there is barely enough left for a tasting. I was amazed, while strolling through liquor stores in Vancouver, that they had bottle sized up to 1.5 L readily available. Not something you find easily in SA. Also smaller sizes, such as the one I managed to bring home at 375 ml.
The Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1990 – Another release from the Diageo stable that I have had for AGES, but never properly written about. Representing the Highlands in the Diageo Classic Malts Collection Dalwhinnie, together with Oban, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin and Talisker complete the collection aof the six original malts launched and marketed together by United distillers in 1988.
This is one of the bottles that started our whisky collection, before we even realized we are collecting. We tasted the Glenmorangie Lasanta at our favorite restaurant and loved it and John brought a bottle home soon after to remind us of a great evening.
In my non stop search for affordable and delicious bends I have tasted some rather “interesting” drams. I have tried some excellent blends. And I have tried a few where I look at the bottle and wonder if the person who bottled this, tasted it before it was bottled. This year have been slower than usual in my search for affordable blends.
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