It was the Final Whiskey tasting before the summer break and as always we opened the purse strings a little and sampled some amazing higher end whiskeys including a stunning 30year old Glenfacalas. Aged in sherry cask it was like a fruitcake in a glass, with a finish that went on forever. It's little brother the 25year was a more conventional whiskey with more grain and malt to cut the sweetness. We also tried a Bruichladdie Guigal Hermitage Blanc cask finished 18yr old single cask that shows a seamless marriage of finish and standard oak. There were also 2 offerings from the English Whiskey co. Chapter 3 and 4 both not quite yet whiskeys being only 18 months old they show some promise of developing into nice whiskeys. we rounded out the tasting with a Highland Park 18, a Glencadam 15, Cardhu 12, and Weisers Select.
The last thing is I did day 1 of my WSET wine course wow what a lot to learn. It amazes me how much you can learn. The standard tasting method is a big improvement on a one off individual system it allows you to calibrate your palate to a standard so a group of people can talk about the same wine. (What A Concept).Anyway more about the course next Post. Cheers