How is it that time seems to be both slow and slip past in a blink at the same time? That’s what March felt like… However we did manage to keep up with a few whisky explorations!
Whisky wise we certainly got creative with holding a couple sessions to explore a Campbeltown Trio
- Springbank 10 year 46% – Guava or apricot? Woody or malty? Dry wine, peppery? .. a bit disappointing
- Glen Scotia 16 year 46% – Clear favourite! Fabulous harmony, silky smooth…
- Glen Scotia 1832 Campbeltown 46% – An interesting mix of pungent and fruity, smokey and sweet
Our European Chapter of the Whisky Ladies also had fun with our 2nd quartet from Whisky Warehouse No. 8 this time featuring:
- Glenturret 8 year (Dec 2020 – Apr 2019) Bourbon Hogshead 57.5% – Be a wee bit patient with this one…. to be rewarded with light peat and sweet
- Ardmore 16 year (May 2000 / Feb 2017) Bourbon Barrel 52.3% – A more traditional style, something for Après ski!
- Bunnahabhain 14 year (24 Oct 2002 / 31 Oct 2016) Bourbon Hogshead 3048, 56.7% – One of the best Bunna’s I’ve had in a long time!
- Inchfad (Loch Lomond) 15 year (Feb 2005 – April 2019) Bourbon Hogshead 55.5% – Also give it time to reveal a bit of fruity ginger, honey spice
Just to keep the creative tasting buds working, I had fun with a wee solo exploration of some minis from Old Particular :
- Jura 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12966) 48.4% – Butter biscuits appetizer
- Mortlach 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 13061) 48.4% – Delicious juicy fruits, malty cinnamon rolls… yum!
- Talisker 8 Year Old 2009 (cask 12578) 48.4% – Smoked meats with a drizzle of sweet
After a long-distance ‘teaser’ in February with the founder and master distiller from The Belgian Owl and his Whisky Ambassador, five 50 cl – yes cl not ml – whiskies made their way to Paris and Nurnberg… impatiently waiting their turn to be tasted together with another set making its way from Brussels to Bombay!
The month closed with another trio from Diageo’s Flora and Fauna range, however will save tasting notes for April!
Curious to know more? Check out a few other ’round-up’ summaries:
- Whisky Lady – Feb 2021
- Whisky Lady – Jan 2021
- Whisky Lady – Farewell 2020
- Celebrating 1000 whisky posts!
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