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shirley_basso said:Here you are chaps. And don't come nack.
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Back on topic, looking through some old photos this evening, I was lucky enough to have a bottle of the Mortlach 16 Flora and Fauna edition. It's more than doubled in price and now in excess of £200/bottle.
Looking at something comparable and these came up:
Benrinnes 15 Year Old
Dailuaine 16 Year Old
Also still not getting on with the Glenfarclas 15 which is a great surprise / disappointment.
Randomly picked up a bottle of MacNair's Lum Reek Peated Blend - I thought it was going to be disgusting but actually very very tasty, despite not being into peaty whiskeys.
The bloke whose video I posted above has done one on the Flora and Fauna series as it happens.
Can't say I've tried either of those. Mortlach is known for its big, meaty character and heavy sherry influence. Might be worth having a look at Edradour. I've got a bottle of their 12 year old "Caledonia" incoming. There are also some Signatory 10 year old bottlings of it around at the moment which look good, or the Signatory Vintage ones if you're looking to spend a bit more.
Shame about the Glenfarclas. It's one I do enjoy. Got a bottle of the 105 at present. It's a big, in /your face affair but not the most complex.
Marin Nail Trail
TBH, that's a bit worrying as it looks like nobody has a clue what caused it.
I am not sure. You have no chance.
The whisky benefitted from a drop of water - but it was still pretty smoky/tarry.
Tasted even better as it only cost about a tenner.
I was expecting another bottle on Father’s Day but have had to put up with 3 pairs of Rapha socks.
So you’ve got to get through the toffee desert before you can find peaty smoke.