How to Self Isolate with some Old Friends
We are all going through some difficult and very testing times just now.
Rather than just sitting about I have decided to spend today going into the back of my Whisky cabinet and just see what old friends I have neglected.
Any Whisky lovers/enthusiasts who may being self isolating, then this is one pleasant way to pass a day or two.
I have selected 5 bottles to revisit.
First up is:-
Clan Denny, Vatted Malt Scotch Whisky from Islay
This vatted malt is made up of Single Malts from, Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain and Bowmore.
If you look at the side of this bottle there is a sticker which looks like a wax seal, but, in fact it hides the logo JPS. So this bottle was originally destined to contain John Player Special 15 Year Old Blended Whisky which was bottled in the 70’s.
Up next is:-
Dewar’s “White Label” Blended Scotch Whisky
This blend first came onto the market well over one hundred years ago. Having more than 40 Whiskies in the blend and Aberfeldy being at its heart. This blend is still one of the best selling Scotch Whiskies in the USA.
Many years ago I was in Detroit and visited a Hooters Bar and the only two bottles of Scotch were Dewar’s White Label and Johnnie Walker Black Label.
Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky
This has for many a year been one of my favourite blends. If you search Black Bottle you can see my review from March 2010.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 53.206 ‘Ooh Matron’
This 18 Year Old Single Malt, Single Cask and bottled at Cask Strength 56.65 Alc/vol is from Caol Ila. From a Refill Bourbon Hogshead. Caol Ila is my favourite Islay Malt followed closely by Bruichladdich. I have yet to taste a Society Caol Ila that has disappointed me.
This comes from the Diageo’s Flora and Fauna Range. Many in this range are from lesser known distilleries. Dailuaine Whiskies are used in the Johnnie Walker Range. This one is the only Distillery bottling, but you can obtain other bottling’s from independent bottlers like SMWS and Douglas Laing. Check your nearest specialist Whisky Shop or click on our Whisky Shop.
Here is hoping this has given you an idea how to pass some time.
My next task will be to catalogue my bottles and see if I can find any other little treasures.