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Notes from the Whiskey Boyz

09 Sep
de Vere’s Whiskey Society 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Rachel did us the honors. 

      This was the official launch of de Vere’s new format. Tonight 20% night. Next week’s a flight.
 
Jack: Laphroaig: http://www.laphroaig.com/home.asp. Fragrant full nose pear flavor. A bit of water really brings out the flavor; designed to do so. Oban 14: http://www.malts.com/index.php/en_can/Our-Whiskies/Oban Nice bite, not much aroma, very friendly back taste (whatever that means).

Tom: Glenlivet 16 Nadurra, Cask Strength: http://www.theglenlivet.com/nadurrarange/. Floral licorice, about 94 proof. Cast means it hasn’t been diluted with water; straight from the cask. Peaty, Stays with you, “ummmm.”

James L.: Glenrothes Special Reserve: http://www.theglenrothes.com/uk/. Light nose. Does remind me of Walker (see Ralph’s comment). Very good. Highland Park: http://www.highlandpark.co.uk/. Great, light peat nose. No finishes; doesn’t linger.

Ralph: Glenrothes Special Reserve: Kinda has mellow floral fragrance. Reminds me of Johnny Walker.

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