A Stark Contrast #2
Well well well, didn’t April just fly by? At this rate it will be Christmas before I know it. I hope you all enjoyed some relaxation and a dram or two (three or four), read a good book or watched your favourite program or sport, what else is life for but to enjoy. As you all would have read last month, this is a new concept for me and I am still pushing myself to stop and smell the whisky every now and then, I’ll get there in the end.
I thought I might pose a question before I get into the whisky I tried this month. Who tried either of the whiskies I recommended last month? What did you think? I would love to hear feedback on all the whisky you guys try (whether I have had it or not), I’d also love to know if you would like me to try something, I can’t think of these things all by myself you know. Did you know that if you make a purchase on our site, you can go to the product listing and add your own comments, tasting notes or feedback. We love to read it.
So down to the whisky. I thought I might sit back with Hubby this time and see if he could be a little useful with thoughts and feelings on this dram, as usual, I was incorrect on this. I love him to bits but all he gives me is the same old “tasting notes”, I don’t want to do that. Drinking whisky is not just about smells and tastes, it’s about how it makes you feel, the memories it stirs deep within. So, we’re at the table, I’ve opened the Tomintoul Peaty Tang single malt scotch whisky (no age statement), poured a couple of glasses and taken a deep breath. I was greeted with an aroma of charcoal grilling by the sea and I don’t mean any kind of grilling, I mean digging out the sand, filling the pit with coal and cooking up some fish right in there kind of grilling. The pour was a gorgeous golden colour while the nose just kept me hooked with the cigar smoke wafting in my direction making me wonder when I had moved from the beach to the library in my mansion, with old leather chairs and walls covered in books on oak shelves. Floral undertones give it the perfect finish while the taste lingers in your mouth.
All I can say about this whisky is what a gentle, relaxing dram. All I wanted to do was try this one with a salad with a lemon dressing and smoked salmon drizzled in hollandaise followed by a sticky date pudding.
I have also had the privilege of sampling the Tomintoul with a peaty tang 15 years old, out of the two this would be my pick. It has everything the original one has but is a little softer on the pallet, a little less smoky and a little more relaxing, after all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
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