Unchartered Territory – Talisker 57′ North, Laphroaig PX, Inchgower 13 year

As the mercury rises in Mumbai and we impatiently wait for monsoon to make its appearance, our merry malt gang made its way over to a members home for an evening of whisky sampling.

The ‘non-theme’ of the evening proved to be ‘Unchartered Territory’. Each of the whiskies our host had never sampled. He also tried a reverse approach of starting with the strongest in alcohol strength progressing to the least powerful. Furthermore everything we tried for dinner were all new experiments. As usual, all tastings were blind before the dramatic reveal!

May's trio - Talisker, Laphroaig, Inchgower

May’s trio – Talisker, Laphroaig, Inchgower

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2 thoughts on “Unchartered Territory – Talisker 57′ North, Laphroaig PX, Inchgower 13 year

  1. Nice selection! I’ll be interested to see the comments about the Inchgower after the other two. I’ve had the 57 only to be a bit disappointed with it but I think it fell foul of super-high expectations after years of loving the standard 10yo. I need to revisit it again sometime. It’s probably better now it’s had a chance to breath in an open bottle for a while. Actually, when I say ‘while’ it’s probably over 2 years. 🙂

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    • Hahah! Funny how time has a tendency to slip past us! I do find some whiskies manage in the bottle longer than others.

      If I could hazard a generalisation, some of the more delicate nuanced whiskies I’ve tried tend to lose their subtle character and become just bland. Whereas a few more powerful whiskies mellow out with a little oxidation while still retaining their distinctive characteristics.

      What I should probably do one of these years is acquire a bunch of small well sealed bottles and take out a sample of a new bottle, label and keep aside. Just not so organised though! 🙂

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