Re: Favourite Christmas Whisky (21st December)
What a great way to start the day! It is almost noon in Calgary (start the day you say...). I knew what my picks for the day would be before opening my eyes.
Yesterday was a priming day for today. I shared several drams with young Andrew Ferguson at the Kensington Wine Market. Most notable were the Tullibardine 1964 and the Bowmore 1968 37 year old. We had these two as part of the tasting last spring which included the Macallan 50 Lalique (none of that left). The Tullibardine stood the test of time opened for 9 months. The Bowmore, however, changed dramatically. It became very grassy with floral accents. Do not get me wrong, it is still wonderful.
Today, I am going to have some of the following:
Auchentoshan 21year-this is an 8am breakfast dram (I over slept but...)
Tullibardine Moscatel finish-this is an elevenses dram and I know it is now 1210 but...whatever
Dalmore Cigar Malt-usually for after 8pm
Highland Park 12 year-after 4pm
Bruichladdich Blacker Still-after dinner, whether or not dinner is served at 5 or at 8
All of these are leading up to...
Strathisla 1960, 46 years, Gordon & MacPhail, bottled for the KWM, 58.2%abv (imagine that, after 46 years)-anytime of day, ambient temperature or location
I opened the Strathisla on my birthday (Dec 7) and shared it with my friends at KWM. It was great fun. The tasting notes provided on their website I find to be in-tune with my palate. It will be my later evening before bed dram. I know I will sleep well (also being whisky number 6 of the day!)
I hope your day is to be as brilliant as mine will be, or even better.