Sweet! Right when the SF Chronicle showed our Murray McDavid selections a little love, Paul Pacult gave us a little more. Our Highland Park 8 Year just got 4 out of 5 stars: Highly Recommended. He writes:
"Initial sniffs detect light peaty smoke and minerals...entry is keenly ashlike, tobacco-y and peaty; midpalate is more saline and kippery than smoky; ash-like and finally a delicate cereal sweetness emerges in a finish that's all Highland Park...an intriguing insight into the young stages of this classic malt."
I'm very excited that people ended up liking this as much as I did. We really focused on bargains this year and, me being very new at this, I'm glad I didn't blow it.
Speaking of Pacult. He also review the new 1991 Glenlivet 18 Year Old Triumph Nadurra that I just ordered today. It will be in tomorrow. It got a great review from Malt Advocate and Pacult gave it a perfect score 5/5 stars, writing:
"The entry is fat like sweet creamery butter and honey; the midpalate is deeply flavored with honey, dark caramel, fudge, and sherry. Ends on a stupendously sweet note that brings the experience t a spctacular finale."
I'm not normally crazy for Glenlivet but this one is getting crazy good reviews everywhere. I've got 24 bottles for Wednesday the 2nd.