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Friday, April 27, 2012

Whisky Ramblings, Month in review and Month in preview

So that was a weird whisky month.  Thanks to the 'Tour', being sick, and travelling I've had a grand total of 3 ounces of single malt Scotch whisky for the entirety of April. (Okay that's a fib; there was the LA Scotch Club tastings. Bless you, chaps.)

Aside from the reviewed world whiskies, I tried some blends from Ireland and Scotland.  Cheap blends.    I'm still on the search for a nice new Scotch cheapie for The Cabinet.  I'll be reporting all of my blended findings in May.

I might dabble in some bourbon in the coming months as I widen my search for affordable quality drank.  Otherwise, I have at least 3 massive Scotch Taste Offs prepped over the next 2 months.  This time, it's all about product line verticals.  These three distilleries, combined, have 1/3rd of Macallan's production capacity, but are as or more beloved by whisky anoraks than big Mac.  Their names will remain shrouded in mystery for now...

But back to the blends for a sec.  When I reached for a drink last night, I realized what I wanted was a whisky I didn't have to ponder, mull, and pontificate over.  Just something reliable (and inexpensive so I wouldn't feel any guilt over additional servings), so I could just enjoy and forget about it.  It should taste good, but sometimes I don't need a winged choir singing to me on every whisky sip.  Just something to chill with.  Again and again.  Repeat if necessary.

Happily, I have Powers Gold Label.  C'mon Scotland, step it up!
Whuuuut? How does this exist and I not know about it
until now? Yeah, it's for decor purposes, but who doesn't
want a flagon?!
Good weekend wishes to you all!


  1. Isle of Skye 8 Year is pretty darn good for a blend. The Talisker peat/Higland sherry balance is nice.

  2. I've seen that one at a local pub. That Talisker + sherry balance sounds good. Just might have to give that a try. Thanks!