AdamMY wrote:Post your thoughts on a few of those. I am namely interested in the An Turas Mor. But I am oddly interested in PC/ Bruichladidch expressions right now.
Ganga - I chose the order intentionally to taste from softest/least peaty to the most peaty, in order to be able to properly appreciate each of the drams. It worked well, though the hoppy beer may have foiled my plans somewhat.
AdamMy - I'm also slightly obsessed with the PC's. W.r.t. An Turas Mor, the first and overwhelming scent/taste is rubber, with fruit in the background. True to Bruichladdich, even though the dram packs a nice amount of peat, it is a fruity dram. I'd highly recommend it, as An Turas Mor is an impressive dram for being only between 4-6 years old. If you haven't tried the PC5-PC9's, I would seek them out. Cask strength does wonders. Maybe I will take some time when I am tasting the PC alone and write up a proper review.
Regarding the other drams - Bunnah 18 is one of my favorites. Sherry, raisins, toffee, everything that we love about Bunnahabhain. The Balvenie 17 is actually quite disappointing, imho. The finishing with peated casks does little to affect the taste beyond Balvenie's signature profile. While it is enjoyable, it is not worth the money. And of course, we all know HP 12.