#452 • W. First Special Reserve

40% alc./vol.
W.Premiers, Barcelona, ​​Spain

We visit here a little drunk a little fucked. We know that it comes from Spain, it says a Blended Whiskey Exceptionally, but rumor has it that it would be a mixture of 70% of questionable blended scotch and 30% of Canadian whiskey probably equally doubtful.

Too much to be in the dubious, the only information that I could glean on the web about this bottling come from Czech or Hungarian shady websites, which require the use of Google to see that their price per bottle of 208 Czech crowns equals 12 Canadian dollars.

Thanks to Pat who found out I do not know which travel store this sample is.

As the American director, photographer, screenwriter and producer put it so well Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) said so well:

Sometimes we think we're running a shit and it's a masterpiece. Sometimes we think we're running a shit, and it's a shit.

Amber malt very general.

Nose:
Alcohol wave in front of a blast of latte coffee and white chocolate. Still good. A little vanilla and caramel, nothing to shit on the floor.

Taste:
Very tasteless and one-dimensional texture. Walnut, vanilla and caramel. Chocolate-hazelnut. Curiously reminds me of the kinds of marbled imitations of European Nutella.

Finish:
Quite short, little spice, little cereal, much too much sugar.

Balance:
I do not really know how they came up with this unusual result, but it almost looks like it's not really a whiskey, much like the After Dark Indian.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

#423 • Amrut Single Cask • Bourbon Cask SAQ

50% alc./vol.
Amrut Distillery, Bangalore, India

Ah, Indian whiskys ... Amrut is one of the most famous distilleries in this country that has not always been known as a whiskey producing country. At least "good" whiskey.

Our friends from SAQ have managed to bottle a cask exclusively for us poor Quebecers. This is the Bourbon Cask #3450, Distilled in June 2009 and bottled in July 2014, 120 bottles, exclusive SAQ.

As the American actor Everett McGill (1945-) said so well:

When I see all these faithful couples I tell myself that everyone can be wrong.

Dark orange, marked by the maturation of some Indian summers.

Nose:
Burnt sweet caramel and barley, but some bourbon notes such as vanilla, oak and corn do not pass in silence. Fragrance wave of fennel.

Taste:
Very rich and syrupy texture, with a thick caramel, vanilla, oak, juicy fruit, barley sugar.

Finish:
Cinnamon and the other warm spices of its alcohol content transport us towards notes of wood, candied fruit, light vanilla.

Balance:
A great experiment for the distillery and our state monopoly. Even if its price is more or less spot on, it remains a relatively surprising bourbon cask.

Note: ★★★★★