Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Glen Ord 16 year (58.9%, Malts of Scotland "Christmas 2016" Edition)

Sherry Hogshead, 303 bottles, Distilled: 2000, Bottled: 2016, Cask: 16045.

Sawdust and quite bourbony on the nose, kind of smells like a Heaven Hill product, but some sherry comes through if you look hard enough for it.

But man, this is a case where the taste really outshines the palate. Never saw it coming, like the ugly girl in the 80s movie who takes off her glases and lets her hair down, and suddenly she's hot. It's all graham crackers, burnt butter, balsa wood and milk chocolate. It actually tastes like the best version of Bernheim Wheat whiskey that you've ever tried.

And the label is adorable too. Sometimes when you're a degenerate whisky-hoarder with no self-control, you want variety, and a weirdo malt like this provides it. 

85 pts/B. It won't blow your mind, but it's rather lovely and unique. Reminds me of the Bruichladdich Bere Barley, which is a high compliment.


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