Our last minis session featured That Boutique-y Whisky Co (TBWC) exploring a few distilleries we don’t often find on retail shelves like Dailuaine, Glenlossie, Strathmill, Fettercairn.
And this time? We decided that we wanted to compare our “Drinks by the Drams” with a couple of minis picked up in an earlier jaunt to London’s The Whisky Exchange.
So what did we try in our minis evening?
- Edradour Fairy Flag 15 year 46%
- Edradour 17 year (1999) Bordeaux Cask Finish 55.2%
- BenRiach 12 year 43%
- Glenrothes (1992/2016) Cask 1 Lustau Sherry Finish 55.3%
- BenRiach 22 year Moscatel 46% (SMSW)
Definitely all were worth trying!
Miniatures or small ‘dramples’ are a great way to explore… when shared with another person, you still have plenty to get a real feel for the whisky. If anything, small samples helps you slow down, really pay attention, even see what can be understood from just ‘whetting’ the tongue with a few drops. Intersperse that with a few proper sips and you have a full experience.
In the case of the “drinks by the dram” approach, it is a terrific way to try something that is otherwise far to expensive or limited release.
Or in our case, given the time lapse between acquiring and opening, it turns out that none of the minis we sampled are currently available! Which is a pity as they were all quite terrific in their unique ways.
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