BTC: Sample 3 (Bunnahabhain 12, 46.3%)

Another day, another dram. This time from sherry casks. Luckily the system allows for guesses and still grants you some points when you can be completely wrong. It wouldn’t make any sense to have only points for a correct answer, and it would make for a very boring competition.

Sweet and light fruits and I think to pick up a tinge of salt. Clearly some sherry wood but not an old whisky and still with a wee bit of punch to it.

Spicy with a very full flavour and body. I get dried fruits like peaches and apricots, with some raisins in the mix too.

The finish is rather smooth but with the flavour building up nicely. Lots of fruit, wood and some wood spices.

Glenlivet 12

This one I actually liked quite a lot. It wouldn’t be something to spend € 70 on, but my guess was that it would cost around € 40. Lots of fruit and some nice cask influence. The saltiness that I picked up (which might not be there at all, knowing the result) set me on the wrong foot and made me pick Bunnahabhain. The good sherry casks and light fruitiness was in line with my recollection of that dram.

Glenlivet 12, 43%, OB

At least some points for the age! Still rather depressing so far. I hope to get in the top 15 sometime soon. I am glad that the top scorers are not getting too far ahead of me with each dram. Their lead is more or less similar to what it was yesterday.

4 stars


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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