Spirits like rum, tequila and mezcal are each in quite a different category than Whisky. However with the increasing shortage of casks and voracious appetite for something ‘new’ and ‘different’, there has been an explosion of experimentation all around.
Inspired by the Stauning “Bastard” bottle, our whisky host for the evening amusingly dubbed this trio “Cheap Bastard” as none were outrageously priced. (However, he did mention in dismay, the increase in average whisky prices at The Whisky Exchange in London – more than what can be found elsewhere in the UK.)
So here goes an evening devoted to a curious trio of Rum, Tequila and Mezcal finishes with:
- Talisker 8 year (2020) Rum Finish 57.9% – Approx GBP 90
- Kilchoman 8 year (2021) Tequila Finish 53.4% – Approx GBP 97
- Stauning Rye (2021) Mezcal Finish 46.3% – Approx GBP 61
And considering our host called this a “Cheap Bastard” evening – his words, not mine – I took the liberty to add the current prices for each. Not exactly what I would consider “cheap” however I must admit to becoming spoilt with more accessible prices in Germany!
And whilst I likely wouldn’t have chosen these whiskies, that’s the brilliant part of tasting with others – each brings what tickles their fancy to the table – expanding your exposure and explorations well beyond what one person alone could ever hope to purchase!
Be a wee bit patient as detailed tasting notes will follow…
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