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February 15, 2005

Whiskytown

A bit of whisky talk, for those of us so inclined. (via Kehaar, who apparently has the time to email me the link, but not to post it to the blog)

And then there's Islay. The sea-soaked and peaty spot of land yields an intensely unique flavor. Laphroaig presents an oily texture, a hint of seaweed and a blast of peat. Sampling a wee bit poured by Dave immediately reminded me of sitting before a very smoky peat fire (and there's no other kind) in my cousin's home in Ireland. Powerful stuff!

The 12 year old Bowmore I bought for the ski trip is an excellent example as well. Haven't had much since I've come down with a cold, but the cross between sweetness and peat in the taste was just great.

Posted by Bigwig at February 15, 2005 03:44 PM | TrackBack
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Try some Speyside single-malts too. The Springbank 12 yr is a good one, as well as the Balvenie DoubleWood.

Posted by: sid at February 15, 2005 08:51 PM

And the only reason I caught it on the other blog is because it's now part of my job description to keep up with them. That's about the only blogging I get to do aside from posting the random comment here.

Posted by: Kehaar at February 15, 2005 09:43 PM

ok, this is just to annoy me now, isn't it? ;-)

Springbank is a CAMPBELTOWN malt, not a Speyside - big difference as this style has more in common with the islands than the Highlands. It is also one of my favourites though, so kudos to sid for that.

Bigwig... got your message, I'll call you tomorrow.

Posted by: oxyscot at February 15, 2005 10:35 PM

Oxyscot - thanks or correcting me about the Springbank. I am a newbie to the world of single malts

Posted by: sid at February 16, 2005 07:27 PM

sid, just ignore me. :-)

I'm a bit of a pedant, which is probably why I get on so well with BigWig. Apologies if I came over as rude.

Enjoy that springbank, it's wonderful stuff.

Posted by: oxyscot at February 17, 2005 09:06 AM
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