Quite sad and pathetic to hit 10k after two years, but expansionism is not the goal of this blog. Thanks to whoever you are, 10 000 readers. Something a little special is in order to salute thee. It is 2014, two 1974 drams will do.
|Craigellachie are branching|
North British 1974/2000 (50%, Robert Scott Scott's Selection): nose: completely closed at first. Let us give it a minute to open up. There we go! Walking through a pinetree forest on a dry autumn dawn. A sheet of cedar wood (to light cigars) soaked in coconut milk. Cannot really say there is much else to it (almond paste? Lemon-scented bathroom detergent? Lemon juice?) but it really does the trick for me. Upon second nosing, I also get polished-wood chairs. Mouth: pudding, flavoured soy milk, then white pepper kicks in. It slowly fades away to leave the vanilla soy milk in the foreground. Satin-like texture. Finish: long and pleasant, with more vanilla soy milk and some subtle cedar wood. Not so challenging, probably, and less good than the 1964 bottling by Signatory. Fans of grain should love this all the same. I do.
What is the next milestone? 25 000? Let it come.
|Can't wait for the 303rd post!|