Region – Speyside – ABV -45%
Day 25 here. Merry Christmas to all that enjoy this holiday.
For me, I’ll enjoy Chinese Food and a Movie on this joyful day.
Silliness aside, we’ve got a 30yo Linkwood in ye old whisky glass. Time to discover the penultimate whisky!
On the nose — Deviled eggs (heavy on the paprika) in a walk-in humidor. Let’ me elaborate on the deviled eggs: what I am enjoying here is a rich creaminess with a fair amount of paprika to cover up the overall egginess of the savory snack. So, this is a note I quite like.
Well oiled elevator shoes, subtle cologne and old Topps baseball cards (sans the brittle chewing gum stick).
In the mouth — Lived in study, more oiled leather, yellow label chartreuse, white pepper, a velvet Elvis picture that’s been sitting in your attic for 30 years, linseed oil and lanolin, wood panel walled finished basement with every board game you can think of.
The year 1977.
Finish — Herbaceous and long finish with slight pepper.
In sum — A totally unique whisky and wonderful way to end the calendar. To be honest, I thought I would not like the last whisky given the very VERY pale color of it. However, it was totally delicious and brought me back to a more innocent time in my life.
I hope you enjoyed the holiday that is most special to you! Cheers!