More reviews coming ASAP. Cold is gone; senses are clear; and, most importantly, I’m keen to chat. So…next review? A private bottling of Kilchoman we had done just for the sinDicate (our local whisky club). Yes, yes, I do obviously have a bias here. Consider yourself forewarned.
In the meantime…let’s play ‘lists’. I love to hear about other folks’ whisky passions.
First list: What are your top five grail malts? The ones you’d consider selling a kid(ney) for.
Second list: What are the top five malts (or blends) you currently have tucked away in your stash? The ones that are nearest and dearest to your shriveled ol’ malt-soaked heart.
I’ll give’r first, just to get us going and (hopefully) stir up some chat.
Grails Malts (or blends) (at the moment, anyway…but this list changes all the time):
- Black Bowmore (1964, 42 yo)
- Ardbeg Double Barrel (1974s)
- Brora 40 y.o.
- Clynelish 12 y.o. (1960s)
- Port Ellen 12 y.o. 1980 (Queen’s Visit)
Top Five Tucked in the Bunker:
- Brora 35 y.o. (2013)
- Port Ellen 12th Release
- Springbank 21 (2005)
- G&M Aberfeldy 1993 (24 y.o.)
- Brora 30 y.o. (2005)
Before I reply, for the grail whiskies, is it wanting to taste, or wanting a bottle?
And for the bunkered whiskies, can we also have one opened? Or does it have to be a single bottle tucked away?
Hey, mate…it’s your list. Do whatever you like. I did bottles I want to own and full bottles in the archives.
– Springbank 1966 Local Barley
– Laphroaig 1967 Samaroli
– Talisker 1981
– Bowmore 1966 “Bouqet”
– Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 3
– Springbank 21yo 90’s tall bottle
– Strathisla ’69 G&M
– Highland Park 25 older bottling
– Talisker 25 (2004 bottling)
– Speyside 1973 ALOS