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That's disappointing... I was hoping it was distilled with a monkey's shoulder or something exotic like that... seems kind of mundane, now.  
However, it tastes good, anyway... 
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....that's almost cannibalism....!!!
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I grok that...
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Dan, you should try Glenmorangie's latest offering called "Allta." It is the 10th release from their yearly "Private Edition" series for 2019. Each of their PE series offerings focus on tweaking some aspect of their "house" recipe or introducing something new into the process. Usually this means experimenting with aging in a unique type of cask. For Allta, they focused on how changing the type of yeast used affects the flavor. According to the marketing hype, they discovered a unique strain of wild yeast growing on the barley near the distillery, so they cultivated this yeast and used it in their mash fermentation.

I picked up a bottle a couple weeks ago and I really like it. Among Glenmo's whiskies, it ranks right after Signet, Glenmo 18, and Nector D'Or for me, in that order. For me, it has a unique "buttered biscuit" flavor, along with honey sweetness and citrus. Often, I read the tasting notes on packaging and wonder what the writer was smoking, with so much weirdness and obscure flavors that I just don't get. In this case, I think Glenmo's tasting notes are pretty spot on (minus the floral references), so I just copied them below.

  • Aroma: Rounded, with biscuity, yeasty tones. Gentle floral notes of carnations and Parma violets, baking bread, very gentle vanilla, soft raisins and sweet mandarin orange.
  • Taste: A crisp citrus bite to the mouthfeel. Butter candy, creamy vanilla, orange syrup with slightly yeasty background. Gentle mint, the tiniest hint of sweet chili and delicate, dancing, floral notes.
  • Finish: Long and earthy with hints of bittersweet orange and peppermint.
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I just had a glass of milk and an oatmeal cookie and I think I experienced all of those flavors 😂😂😂.
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So Ted,  with all the whiskys you have tried so far, what are your top five overall?

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Dan, you should try Glenmorangie's latest offering called "Allta." It is the 10th release from their yearly "Private Edition" series for 2019. Each of their PE series offerings focus on tweaking some aspect of their "house" recipe or introducing something new into the process. Usually this means experimenting with aging in a unique type of cask. For Allta, they focused on how changing the type of yeast used affects the flavor. According to the marketing hype, they discovered a unique strain of wild yeast growing on the barley near the distillery, so they cultivated this yeast and used it in their mash fermentation.

I picked up a bottle a couple weeks ago and I really like it. Among Glenmo's whiskies, it ranks right after Signet, Glenmo 18, and Nector D'Or for me, in that order. For me, it has a unique "buttered biscuit" flavor, along with honey sweetness and citrus. Often, I read the tasting notes on packaging and wonder what the writer was smoking, with so much weirdness and obscure flavors that I just don't get. In this case, I think Glenmo's tasting notes are pretty spot on (minus the floral references), so I just copied them below.

  • Aroma: Rounded, with biscuity, yeasty tones. Gentle floral notes of carnations and Parma violets, baking bread, very gentle vanilla, soft raisins and sweet mandarin orange.
  • Taste: A crisp citrus bite to the mouthfeel. Butter candy, creamy vanilla, orange syrup with slightly yeasty background. Gentle mint, the tiniest hint of sweet chili and delicate, dancing, floral notes.
  • Finish: Long and earthy with hints of bittersweet orange and peppermint.
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 I tried it a while back.. thought I commented here on it, maybe not.  I like it pretty well.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

So Ted,  with all the whiskys you have tried so far, what are your top five overall?

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Don’t know if I can narrow it down to five, but in no particular order, here are my top 8 favorites:

Macallan 18 Sherry Cask
GlenDronach Allardice 18
Glenmorangie Signet
Highland Park 18
Old Pulteney 21
Talisker 18
Old Pulteney 17
Bunnahabhain 18

Again, that isn’t necessarily listed in order. They are all so close for me. Of course, this is always subject to change as I try more.

Very close, but a tier below would include:
Glencadam 15
Glengoyne 15
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or
Aberlour A’Bunadh 
Kilchoman Loch Gorm & Sanaig
 
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Redneck Riviera Bourbon...
True bourbon flavor with strong vanilla.  Excellent.  Has some "kick", but not too heavy.  I like this one.  It is definitely something I'm going to follow up on.  Grannys is next.  
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What brand of brandy do you experts recommend?  






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I've already tried that, thanks to you! That was magnificent! I guess I'll just stick with that!! Thanks, Koshkin! 
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try Logis De La Mothe if you can find it. VSOP is excellent. Grand Champagne is just exceptional, but not easy to get your hands on.

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My current collection of single malt Scotch. I converted over an old oak bureau that has been in my family for over 50 years into my Scotch cabinet.



I take that back, it does have one Japanese whisky in there. 
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Is that from "The Barrister"?  Saw that movie many years ago.

What kind of brandy are you looking for?
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My current collection of single malt Scotch. I converted over an old oak bureau that has been in my family for over 50 years into my Scotch cabinet.



I take that back, it does have one Japanese whisky in there. 
Nice collection, Ted.  You appear to have an affinity for Kilchoman
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