Last week we held the annual High Dollar – Members Only night. This is a night wherein Mark and I show our appreciation for our members with more expensive whiskies as well as a bunch of giveaways.
I first want to thank Leon Uniform Company for their sponsorship of the event. They provided a nice selection for our giveaways. Make sure you contact them for all your uniform and equipment needs by clicking HERE.
For this tasting we had six expressions….one bourbon and five scotches. Each was ranked by the tasters from their least favorite (a six) to their most favorite (a one). The following is a list from least to most overall, along with some tasting notes.
6th Blair Athol 1988, 28 years old, 60.6% ALC, Sherry Finish, Bottled by Signatory, $150
Very thin taste, Spicy but not overpowering, Mossy, Quick chocolate taste, Short finish.
5th Blair Athol 1988, 27 years old, 55.7% ALC, Sherry Cask Finish, Bottled by Signatory, $150
Smoother that its older brother, More drinkable, Earthy tones, Chocolate, Great finish.
4th Woodford Reserve Brandy Finish, 45.2% ALC, $85 (72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley)
Pleasantly spicy, Soft on the palate, Malty caramel on the nose, Fruity finish.
3rd Bunnahabhain, 26 years old, 57% ALC, $280, Bottled by Malt Trust
Grassy notes, Burnt rubber (not in a good way), Brown sugar, Vanilla, Medium finish.
2nd Mortlach 1991, 25 years old, 55% ALC, $245
Thick on the tongue, Chocolaty, Smooth & Spicy, Well rounded, Great finish.
1st Bruichladdich Black Art 4, 23 years old, 49.2% ALC, $320
Bold & sweet, Very complex, Fruity nose & long mature palate, Long sherry finish,
It just so happens that the most favored is also the most expensive. Perhaps we have a bunch of divas in the club!
Another great night!