This meeting wil be hard to top in the coming years. Todd spared no expense, wasted little time and cooked up some vittles that were AWESOME! Our gracious host, Myra, was once again kind enough to host the meeting at her home and provide the opportunity for tasting throughout the evening in addition to the ones paired with the food. In fact I was so busy eating that I really only concentrated on tasting two whiskies.
Whyte & Whyte Talisker 14 year (bottled in 1979) Cork disintegrated when club president pulled out the top half.
Had a leathery smell right off. Tasted sweet at first, wet. Slightly peppery flavor followed that was warm and almost peppermint.
I think all the food I had eaten at that point put the hurt on my taste buds and sinuses. I will have to try that one again. Yes, I will take one for the club and taste it again at a later date. Thank you Myra!
Aberlour 18 year Sherry Wood Cask
There was a molasses smell at first with a hint of leather/wood. Leathery on the tongue, warm and sweet. The middle was black licorice (no kidding) very, very slightly. Trailed off sour.
I got a leather flavor in two different whiskies this night. The food may have contributed to this. Also I enjoyed the leathery flavor in both. Gee. Guess I’ll have to try the Aberlour 18 again too.