Monday, September 24, 2007

Last Night's Tipple

Continuing with the theme from Saturday night, I had another pour of The Easy Drinking Whisky Company's The Rich Spicy One. You may recall that this is EDWC's attempt to create a big, sherried malt like Macallan, and it is largely composed of Tamdhu, which is another distillery owned by the Edrington Group, parent company of Macallan. I originally wasn't completely sold on this: it seemed a bit too Scotch-y and lacking in any finesse. The second time I had it, I liked it better. Last night, when I had my third pour of this bottle, I liked it even better. I don't know if this is a testament to the complexity of the whisky or the crappiness of my taste memory and the variability of my palate, but last night, I got a lot of sherry and vanilla, both of which I like. It was a very pleasant experience. Perhaps I will write something nominating this for Scotch of the year after my fourth dram.

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