So I'm sipping a glass of Balvenie 12yr DoubleWood, and I'm thinking: I remember when I bought this bottle I had heard so many good things about the liquid inside... then upon tasting it... Meh... Not bad, but not great. About what I shouda expected for the price ($46ish)
But having had a few sips now, it's got me thinking...
What is the best Single Malt Scotch you whisky.com'ers have ever had the pleasure of tasting??
Did you own the bottle? How much is/was a bottle of this special dram? Was it young? Was it uber old? What'd it taste like? Tell us the story if you'd like...
I'll go first
For me there are three which are close to my heart, and as much as I'd like to pick a #1, it's too close to call, so in no particular order...
Ardbeg Uigeadail ($100) I've had a few bottles (but I shared the crap outta them
) It's like being at the best camp fire ever, and there's an Angel there, peeing on my tounge. Laugh if you want, but it is that good. I (like my DoubleWood) had heard many good things about this Scotch, and no in depth description did it justice. It's that good. Anyone else tried it?
Bruichladdich Yellow Submarine WMDII ($80) I have four unopened bottles currently, and have assisted in killing several more. No real peat at all. Just fruit. Red fruits. Strawberries. Lot's and lot's of em... There's some raspberries there too, but they're in the background playing with the cherries. A great summer drink. Bought it after I heard/saw the story on youtube. Was far better than I expected. Too bad it's at the end of its run *sniff sniff*
So that's me. Let's hear yours.
And while we're at it: What is the worst you've tasted?? I mean the absolute worst?? I will never again taste a drop of the Bowmore 12yr. I found it just awful. But that's just me (Loved their 10yr Tempest though).