talisker10 wrote:I was just curious if you got the Talisker 18 at the new Spec's in Austin. I live in the Houston area so have been spoiled with Spec's with quite some time. I am amazed that they continually sell the 10 and 18 at such close price points. As soon as the cash flow improves a bit I want to pick up Caol Ila 12 and Talisker 18. I love the 10 of course, as evidenced by my moniker.
Yes Sir/Mam (we've got four Spec's in the Austin area now). Definitely spoiled by the selection they offer as well as their prices. Their lineup is pretty consistent across the stores, with some slight variations (Only one carries the Caol Ila 12 so far.)
Regarding the Peat/Smoke tasting, I guess I'm too much of a novice to know if I taste two different things. Or I just don't know what peat tastes like.
Suggestions on what I should sample in order to distinguish peat from smoke ?
There is a bar near me that offer .5 oz samplers like:
Lagavulin 16, Cragganmore 12, Dalwhinnie 15, Glenkinchie 10, Oban 14, Talisker 10
Auchentoshen 10, Edradour 10, Glenmorangie 10, Balvenie 10, Springbank 10, Laphroaig 10
Or Lineup Samplers like:
Benriach 10, 12, 20, 21
Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail, Beist, Provenance