I went to my first LA Scotch Club event last night: Scotch and Crepes at Jack 'n Jill's Too in Beverly Hills. We kibbitzed, noshed, and drank, and not necessarily in that order. I continued my renewed love affair with Nutella (via the dessert crepe), confirmed that Willet is bottling some awesome rye, and tried to make my pursuit of a screenwriting career sound sensible.
We samples six whiskys, but due to all of the socializing, no full reports were completed. So these will be brief thoughts (read: ramblings).
previously reviewed in my very first report!) - A sweetie compared to the HP12. Very morish. Honeyed and smooth, though we picked up a bit of bitter black pepper in the finish that I'd never noticed before. Otherwise, easy quaffin'.
(previously reviewed here) - This one keeps getting better every time I try it. It was sweeter than I'd remembered it. A lot of nice cinnamon too. The 40% ABV keeps it mild and almost refreshing. Wow, I've done a complete 180 on this one.
So, Laphroaig wins the day, with Ardmore's Trad Cask following close behind. The peaters!
Many thanks to the LA Scotch Club for the good dinner and scotchin'!