@morkhans is being very PC...if you like real single malts, don't drink this swill.I think there are a couple of fans on here. Not a bad price for a single malt and you probably won't feel bad about treating it as a daily driver.
Struggling to give this stuff away....
You cut me deep@morkhans is being very PC...if you like real single malts, don't drink this swill.
Not even triple distilling this like the Irish do, could hide the bad use of oak and the sickly sweet, but very thin flavors of this stuff.
Rather save up R300 per month for the next 2 months and buy something good.
At least I'm not the only fan. We should start a club.I like it. Finished about 6 bottles ...
I discussed this interview with Andy at the distillery the other day...and I must say his comments were very interesting to say the least.If you watch Horst's review of Bains he was a little mean in my opinion, especially his comment about not being able to visit the distillery. So this may be a nice way of clearing the air?
I'm glad Andy was able to do such an in depth interview with them (even if Horst couldn't make it). Was really comprehensive and I learned quite a bit from it.
No flattering. That i keep for the ladies. Back to that American Oak - I compared it to a Balvenie 12 Year old (Which is also finished now). I enjoyed the American Oak much more. I think at times people 'think' because it's expensive, it must be better. Like Chivas 12 Year old... That stuff is just schit.
As with most things, you pay for what you get...with a few exceptions punching above their weight class(price). Personally I'm not a fan of triple distilled whisky(with certain exceptions), people may refer to it as smooth but I think they lack character/flavour. I prefer whisky with a bit of oomph, therein lies MightQuin's comment that a person that enjoys a single malt(more character) would most likely not enjoy the American Oak(triple distilled). The Chivas would sit between the other whisky in your post.....the Chivas being a blended malt. I personally quite like the 12 but I'm not a fan of the 18, you should try the Extra though as it's finished in Olorosso casks.No flattering. That i keep for the ladies. Back to that American Oak - I compared it to a Balvenie 12 Year old (Which is also finished now). I enjoyed the American Oak much more. I think at times people 'think' because it's expensive, it must be better. Like Chivas 12 Year old... That stuff is just schit.
At the risk of sounding like we need to get a room, I agree with a lot of your opinions and I'm glad for your input. The group is for all whisky lovers and everyone should be open to express their opinion and I'm glad to find another forum to engage with others that also enjoy it.