Monday, May 13, 2013

It's that Night Again -

Second Monday of the Month.

Scotch Club.  Where current and retired flying squirrels gather to taste and rate (with cell phone photos).

Tonight's selection is above.

I'm voting for the Oban 14 as my favorite of the new ones. On arrival, slightly malty and bittersweet then gently falling into the arms of dark oak and subtle smoke. But before it gets there, it hits the palate, undiluted, with what I detect as anise, orange chocolate and lemon zest, doing a slow waltz across the tongue in the most sensuous and choreographed of fashions.

There's a definite citrus note on the finish with salt, a slightly bitter finish that might be off putting to the total virgin, but oh, the cut leather, really lingers, and in a good way. The swallow?   It's the flavor of mellow cigar smoke and glazed brown sugar on the dark back porch while your parents chaperon inside with soft wafts of peat.  I would definitely pay $80 for this again.

But there will be a surprise tonight..  I hear rumor that someone tall, dark and mysterious is going to crash the party.

Gear UP  (Up! you  Say?  Aye, UP!)