Originally Posted by David_T
I bid a fond farewell to the Dalmore 12 last night with a healthy and very tasty last toast. It has the distinction of being the first entry on my "would buy and enjoy again" list.
I still have some of the Dalwhinnie 15, and will be off to the shop sometime in the next few days to bring home a shelf-mate for it. I am confident enough at this point, with many thanks to many of you, that I can select a lovely and very enjoyable bottle without tasting it first. I will take my list with me and find the best bargain.
I have also decided to suspend playing "flavor detective" for the time being and just enjoy and savor - rather more like simply listening to a fine concerto as opposed to wading through the sheet music.
I do very much appreciate reading the careful analyses of others with far more experience than I, but I find that the "notes" I detect can vary from dram to dram of the same bottle, and even sometimes from sip to sip. Of course, they are all good notes.
I do have another question. What is the time frame differencing a long finish from a short one?
Very enjoyable read and I sure do hope to find time soon to try both the Dal's in the near future.
For me, a short finish would be anything less than a minute I guess, as opposed to instantly gone, which would be no finish.
Longest finish i can recall was somewhere in the 20 minute range for a Signatory Vintage Port Ellen 25.
Originally Posted by john_b
Sort of along the same line;is "finish" and "aftertaste" the same thing? For example, I could taste the smokiness of Lagavulin 30 minutes after the last sip, but is that still considered part of the finish?
Yes, that's it exactly.
Which Lagavulin was it? I sure do long for some 16.