Monday, July 2, 2012
The last half-inch, part 2: Dun Bheagan Rosebank 20 year old
I was able to obtain a little less than an ounce of this dram after a whiskey tasting I attended a while ago. I'd been waiting for a day when I could sit quietly and really appreciate it (and take notes for a blog entry). I didn't have much to work with, and I was sure not going to spend $230 on a new bottle -- not without a really super special occasion to help justify the expense.
However, if I did have a really special occasion to help justify such a purpose, I'd seriously consider this scotch. It really is a treat. I like a bouquet of flowers as much as the next girl, but I really melt when those flowers come as scent molecules escaping from a glass of light-straw coloured scotch in a crystal glass.
A few drops of water took some of the heat out and let the peat and smoky low-notes and the bright clean high-notes come through with more pizazz. The dilution didn't disturb the beautiful long finish.
Whiskey Girl's overall advice? Skip the florist -- head to the liquor store.
Posted by KM at 1:12 PM