This is a followup to my recent article about the failed Bowmore 1957 auction. After it had been published I was pointed to an interesting blog post that gives us a different angle on the whisky pricing issue.
Musings about failed luxury whisky auctions and whisky investment
A fascinating mix of spice and fruit in this slightly unusual bourbon cask Karuizawa, the wood is always present but does not overwhelm the other flavours. – Rating: 89/100
Extremely light in character, subdued but pleasant flavours, this is one for lovers of gentle drams. – Rating: 77/100
The buckwheat creates a rather unique flavour profile thay may not be everybody’s favourite. I quite like it. – Rating: 75/100
The fruit stays in the background and the bourbon cask plays first fiddle here, overall it is a solid, pleasant and well-balanced dram. – Rating: 83/100
A whisky with very strange flavours that may well represent the nadir of Japanese whisky making. – Rating: 45/100
An uncompromising, almost brutal phenolic attack on your tastebuds, but it is not simply a peat monster, it has complex layers of flavours. – Rating: 90/100
Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.
This Lagavulin is virtually blasting with oriental spices, the fruit stays in the background here. An exquisite whisky that succeeds in combining boldness and gentleness. – Rating: 92/100
After the first blind tasting round with only Scotch single malt whiskies, most competitors also signed up for the ‘Freestyle’ tasting.
Making whisky takes patience and determination. Many newcomers on the whisky market just don’t seem to care.
My oh my, a powerful dram that does not hold back its flavours. Expect no subtleties. This may be the oldest peat monster ever, dealing you a phenol punch as well as a wood bite. – Rating: 89/100
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