Thank you Rebecca and Drew for once again hosting a memorable meeting with poetry reading and haggis. Of course Myra's bread pudding, Aly's neeps and tatties, Todd's shortbread and assorted goodies were excellent. The Elite decanter, straight from Italy, was a nice touch too.
Most importantly we welcomed two new guests. Hopefully they were not scared away by some risque Robert Burns poetry. In fact Devon won our poetry reading contest and scored the Burns portrait. He is seated here in front of Richard. Thank you Brian for inviting your son in law and also for playing the 'pipes. Always a treat.
Things were kept simple that evening with bottles destined for the living cask sampled and some Glenmorangie and the like shared by Drew. The Scotchy Scotch Scotch glass was a'flurry.
Here is the featured whisky from that evening:
*Burns Malt 17yr 55% ABV Distilled at Caperdonich - closed
-smelled sweet vanilla, light dough
-with water smelled lightly of sweet apples
-tasted very light peppery oak
-better with water
This whisky verged on a cask strength at 55% ABV but still drinkable with its lightness. Water opened a floral aroma and dulled the pepper. I thought it might taste sweeter as well but did not. I actually tasted the oak at that point. Still, adding water made it easier to taste by dulling the alcohol burn(s).
For over the top tasting notes, check this out:
*Bunnahabhain XII 46.3% ABV - 1"
*Black Bush 40% ABV - 2"
*Glenkinchie 12yr 43% ABV - 1"
*Green Spot 40% ABV - 3/4 bottle
*Tyrconnell 40% ABV - 2/3 bottle