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Originally posted by kingofcool:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
Had a flight of single malts tonight, all >15 years: balvenie, dalwinnie, highland park, and lagavulin.


Care to comment on these?


Sure. The highland park was pretty special - I think it was an 18 yr. If I were trying to describe it the way I'd describe a wine I'd call attention to the explosive aromas from the nose but it didn't get all up in your head when you sniffed it if you know what I mean. And it was at the same time very rough (flavorwise) and ver smooth (sensewise) on the palate. Dalwinnie was clearly light compared to the others - in the glass and on the palate, but beautiful, maybe even elegant. Lagavulin is always a favorite, typical Islay. The Balvenie seemed kind of ordinary by comparison, but was still good.
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