Re: What did you drink last night?
At WhiskyFest NY last night:
Glenlivet 1972 Cellar Collection - elegant
Balvenie Vintage 1976 - mouth wateringly good
D&T Glen Grant 1970 35yr - ditto
D&T Linlithgow 1982 21yr - very sweet and nice
HP 25 - fantastic
HP 18 - ditto
Then a Heaven Hill seminar with Parker Beam discussing the age limit on bourbon:
Elijah Craig 18yr - very smooth sweet and yummy
Parkers Heritage 27 yr - leathery, spicy, obvious rye influence
A 30yr sample from the 3rd floor of the rickhouse (barrel proof 119)
- sweet, bold oak, spicy
A 30yr sample from the 7rd floor of the rickhouse (barrel proof 170)
- this last sample was meant to show what over-aging will do to a bourbon - it was all acetone and cleanser.
Then back to the main room:
Balvenie 17 Rum - the first Rum-finished whisky I've tasted. I don't think this is for me.
D&T Tamdhu 34 yr. - suprisingly light color and taste, like it wasn't even there.
D&T Glen Elgin 1991 16yr - strong over-ripe fruit, too much so for my taste
Glenfarclas 21 - nice as expected
Ardbeg Beist - just needed some Ardbeg
Scapa 14 - a nice bit of sea air, somewhat plain.
A couple new Goose Island beers - the Matilda and Pere Jacques were really good. The Bourbon County Stout wasn't my cuppa. But it was the last drink of the night so I'll withhold judgment for the future.
Then I gave up, stuffed my face from the buffet and went home. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.