Yesterday afternoon was spent in the company of the Son&Heir. involving diverse activities such as cataloguing the serial numbers of my paltry gun collection (“Dad, this is so sad — you have got to buy some more guns!” ); beer and poutines at the local pub; and finally, a little Scotch-tasting back at home. I’d bought this particular single malt at Total Wine a while back, intrigued by the label, but held back tasting it until suitable company showed up: ergo, the S&H. And what a joy it was:
Glen Fohdry has a good pedigree — for me, anyway, as I love Speyside Scotches — and this “double maturation” thing intrigued me.
Great googly-moogly: what an excellent Scotch. I’m not going to go all Scotch-snob on y’all; I’ll leave that to the S&H, who detected a “strong port finish” (unsurprising, given the casks) but never mind the taste (which is wonderful), just the smell of the stuff puts it in the Top 3 on the Kim List of Desirable New Scotches.
Run, do not walk to your nearest Total Wine store (I think it’s a “proprietary” or “tied” Scotch, i.e. exclusive to Total Wine), and grab a bottle or two for yourself. I think it’s a product of the Speyburn distillery, but I’ll have to check. Whatever, it’s brilliant stuff.
No need to thank me; it’s all part of the service.
Glen Fohdry makes different cask finishes, apparently, such as this one (matured in American casks):
And there’s the usual array of vintages (12-, 21- and 29-year-olds), all of which I plan to try soon.
But it’s going to take a lot to wean me away from the “French cask” stuff, I promise you.