As a quick reminder, I created a dregs bottle of whisk(e)y called The GlenHatton. It is made up of the following whiskies (in no particular order or quantity):
- Hibiki 12yo
- 1991 Balblair
- SMWS 123.5 (Glengoyne)
- Balvenie 15yo Single Cask
- Balvenie DoubleWood
- SMWS 4.142 (Highland Park)
- SMWS 3.156 (Bowmore)
- SMWS 3.154 (Bowmore)
- four different blind labeled bourbons
- Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist
- Glenfiddich 102 (review is forthcoming)
- Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix (review is forthcoming)
- Jura Prophecy
- Jura Superstition
- Jura 10yo
- Jura 16yo
- Old Pulteney 12yo
- Old Pulteney 17yo
- Kavalan Solist ex-bourbon
- Arran Machrie Moor
- Usquaebach Reserve
- Usquaebach 15yo Malt Blend
- Usquaebach Rare-Old
After creating this dregs bottle I sent a message out to friends via the Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society Facebook page asking if anyone wants to get a taste of the stuff. I had enough for 8 samples and got a taker for each one! Based on the quick response and people’s seemingly burning desire to taste the stuff, I thought it’d make for a great series of posts!
Now it comes time for me to review the stuff. We’ve already heard from David Blackmore, Jason Johnstone-Yellin, David Bailey, Blair Bowman as well as Ewan Morgan, Malt Impostor, Anne Benner and Richard Barr.
What do I think of the stuff? Well, let’s see:
On the nose – Smokey for sure but, not off the bat. The smoke is waiting on the sidelines.
The fruits come back and smell juicy.
On the mouth – Peppery attack followed by threads of smoke and creamed corn.
I think Jason nailed it with the cumin note.
Very honied and sticky sweet.
I like this – YAY GlenHatton!
The fruits are gone now yet some honey remains.
In sum – All in all, a happy accident. No complaints here. I do remember, at one point, that this stuff tasted awful (after I added in the four bourbons). Once some of the peaty whiskies went in, it all turned around for the better.
When to enjoy this? Well, I’ve got enough for one more sample to give away. If you want, let me know and I’ll send you some. First come first served. You can email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update – it took about 7 minutes but, the final sample of the GlenHatton has been claimed. Congrats to Chris K of New Jersey!
As mentioned in the last GlenHatton post it was Jason Johnstone-Yellin who guessed the most numbers of whiskies in the GlenHatton. That being said, he wins a free whisky sample. So, what does Jason win? A 5cl sample of some 18yo, single cask, Cask Strength Hanyu bottled by the Number One Drinks, Co. This 18yo Hanyu was further matured in new Japanese oak. It’s an odd duck but I’ll tells ya, it’s damn good stuff. Congrats, Jason!
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this fun experiment. Twas a blast!