As of late, I’ve been slowly transitioning from a bourbon drinker into a Whiskey drinker. Being in Canada limits my access to a lot of great bourbons. Don’t feel too sad for me, I have managed to snag some good stuff from my pal Brodie, but what I find on my own has been mostly limited to what I can get at the LCBO. But the scotch seems to be abundant.
So I put the word out to my insta friends asking for reco’s on great bourbon(ish) scotch and this one was recommended by my girl Jamie . And I am so glad she did.
Let’s first talk about the bottle, I’m a sucker for a good bottle. It’s what’s on the inside that counts but there’s nothing wrong with the outside being pretty. Or rather..sultry. I don’t know why that adjective comes to mind when I look at this bottle but that’s what I get…Sultry. It’s a classic-looking bottle. Not fussy, just confident…and sultry. You have to hear that in Al Green’s voice. It’s how I envision it.
Now to what’s inside. It’s just as special. Yes, it is. It looks like sun-kissed honey. Contrary to how sultry it looks on the outside, it doesn’t taste sultry. Yeah..Yeah…I have no idea what sultry is supposed to taste like…if sultry is even supposed to tastes like anything. But this my friends do not. It tastes wholesome but in a sophisticated sort of way. I feel like that has a lot to do with these rich notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. It tastes wholesome because it’s your Nan’s homemade raisin bread. I said earlier that the bottle looked confident, that’s how it tasted, confident. It knows it’s good. It can get by on being wholesome and unpretentious because it’s confident. I could go ahead and give my tasting notes and perhaps someday I’ll circle back and edit this post with some proper ones, but for now, I’ll just say…it smells good, tastes good, and I’ll likely finish this glass and pour another.