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.
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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. I have found some stunning blends in the mid range level. Blends like the Rock Oyster and the Timorous Beastie that retail for around R 750 – R1000 range. But very few in the affordable range around R500.
It was the clean classic label design that made me buy the bottle of Michel Couvreur whisky more than anything. A cream label with a beautiful cursive font and a red wax seal. The label is attached over 2 sides of the square bottle to ensure the corner of the bottle is presented on the shelf. This feature made it stand out in between other square and round bottled and I noticed it immediately. I have never heard the name or seen anything on this release before.
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