The Whisky Agency Bottle Share

Well, 6 tasting notes in, you’d expect the final one now. ‘Not gonna happen!’

It seems in my eagerness to taste the last one I finished the sample without taking notes, so this will be the summarizing post already. Bummer.

The 7th dram was 12 year old Bowmore in the Liquid Library Islay Collection. I don’t remember the tasting notes for one bit, since I tasted it a few weeks ago, but I do remember it wasn’t bad.

The Bottle-Share then. This was a good one. Maybe the best one I’ve been part of, including my own. Only the Buffalo Trace one might have a higher average, but that is partly due to my rediculous enthousiasm about the Sazerac 18 (still worth 40, but not 42).

The list from low to high is below. The Bowmore is left out, since I can’t place it without proper notes. Especially since there are a lot of close calls in this set of samples, apart from the winner, I saw that one coming a mile away, I guess.

Glen Elgin 35
A very nice dram in general, but with an off-note too many. 28 points.

Longmorn 34
Its very good, but not as remarkable as I’d hoped it be. 31 points.

Ardmore 18
A very, very good Ardmore, albeit a bit of a weird one with strange flavours and combinations. 35 points.

Laphroaig 12
The youngest one of the bunch, but a very surprising Laphroaig with much more tropical fruit flavours than I expected. 35 points.

Glen Keith 40
A very smooth, but very properly matured whisky. One that I love till the very last drop and one I would like to sit in my cupboard! 38 points.

The samples for the Bottle-Share

And last, but far, far from least:

Caperdonich 1972
Perfection in a bottle? This one comes close. Everything is going on, and there are enough different flavours to write five posts about. 40 points.

What a ride! Thanks Christof!

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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