Best friend is going through some financial difficulty. I’m selling some cigars and an extra humidor so that I can give him a little help.
Pack price – $50
Hi, folks! Longtime lurker finally getting around to sharing what I can. The inaugural review is for a Signatory bottling of Laphroaig. This is the product of a single refill butt cask (#4073 to be precise) holding whisky from September 18, 2000 to January 17, 2011.
It’s bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered, and has no added color, so it’s something of a fresh perspective on the regular 10yo distillery bottling. And so my notes on this end of day tipple had neat whilst relaxing on my couch at home…
I bought this bottle earlier this evening, I opened and sampled it at brother in laws birthday dinner with he and my dad. First neat, then with a few added drops of water.
[box type=”info” size=”large” style=”rounded” border=”full”]ABV 46% Non Chill-Filtered $50[/box]
Try to describe these characteristics when evaluating scotch, wine, craft beer, etc:
What does it look like? Color. “Legs” (for wine, sake, mead). “Head” and lacing (for beer).
Does it look delicious sitting there in your glass? Or does it look like cheap, artificial color like JD or Cuervo? An older drink will often (not always) be darker than a newer one. Certain types of barrel finishes, such as Pedro Ximenez sherry, will darken the scotch significantly.