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February 22, 2010

Isle of Islay vs Isla Formosa

Drinks at Bar Seed.

Murray McDavid Macallan 1997 - I enjoyed this as much as last time, possibly more. Nose of honey, caramel, raisins, butterscotch, a little salty plum (話梅) and a bit spicy. The palate was sweet, with a long and spicy finish. Not surprisingly, this was good on the rocks but much better straight from the single malt glass.

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask - there's no indication on how old this single malt is, but given that the distillery was only set up in the last couple of years, this is probably no more than 3 years old. This was also at cask strength, so just under 60% alcohol.  I took this on the rocks, letting the water dilute the strong drink. Nose was a little unexpected - salty plum (話梅), sour plum soup (酸梅湯), and ripe fruits in general. Pretty sweet on the palate. The nose was almost brandy-like, and pretty different from your run-of-the-mill whisky. The darn thing was just too one-dimensional, with no complexity whatsoever.

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