Another iteration of an Usquebaugh Regional Tasting

Every once in a while we do a regional tasting for Usquebaugh Society members. Today was another one themed ‘patience’. That boiled down to mostly bottles from a couple of years ago. In some cases that ‘couple’ is an understatement.

Short to say, it was a good afternoon. As is sort of custom by now on this blog, I post only pictures with a short comment. At a tasting with these guys, I’m not making notes. It’s just too much fun to dive into that wee notebook.

A mediocre start. Very light on the palate, no finish

A mediocre start. Very light on the palate, no finish

Surprisingly spicy and even salty. My bottle, I'm happy with it.

Surprisingly spicy and even salty. My bottle, I’m happy with it.

Tom searching for the Whiskybase rating and price. Nobody knew why...

Tom searching for the Whiskybase rating and price. Nobody knew why…

Abbey Whisky's Bunna. Very surprising

Abbey Whisky’s Bunna. Very surprising

A very good, old fashioned Laphroaig

A very good, old fashioned Laphroaig

Also surprising. It's been ages since I had this. Pretty good.

Also surprising. It’s been ages since I had this. Pretty good.

A weird port cask. No port-like notes, more Cognac-y

A weird port cask. No port-like notes, more Cognac-y

Yes!

Yes!

Yes! But very atypical.

Yes! But very atypical.

Peaty, but quite in line with the unpeated range

Peaty, but quite in line with the unpeated range

Showing off.

Showing off.

After this the party continued when everybody popped another bottle on the table, but I left. A tad early it seems, since some white wine from 1947 popped up on the table for dinner.

Already looking forward to the next one!

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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