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Tuesday Tasting Tomorrow: Glenmorangie Finealta

Make sure you come out and join us tomorrow beginning at 6 PM @ Martin's West in Redwood City.  The Glenmorangie Finealta will be our featured whisky of the night and pours should be around $3 a glass.  We bought two bottles this time so the liquid should last twice as long as last time.  Grab a table in the back if you want to eat together and chit chat.  You can sit at the bar and order a glass, taste and leave, or order some food and hang out.  It's completely up to you.  In all seriousness, the Finealta is a front runner to be my favorite whisky of 2011.  I really, really like this slightly peated formula.  We opened it for the staff yesterday, so that they could be prepared for the big email going out today, and they freaked out.  Everyone was crazy about it, and honestly, they should be.  It's round, elegant, balanced, and delicious.  Similar to the Caol Ila Yquem barrel but with less sweetness.  Come out and taste with us and see for yourself!

-David Driscoll 

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What a nice evening… the trifecta: good booze, good food and good people. “Tuesday Taste” is a fantastic way to affordably taste new whiskies without the usual bent over the bar price. Also, I must say I truly enjoyed the dram. The Finealta for me, started with a mixture of fruit and sweet spice aromas that continued in that same direction with slight chewiness once in the mouth. The real treat however, comes with the light smoke finish at the end. This gentle addition of peat, brings a balance to fruit that I feel really enhances Glenmorangie. A few of the others at the table mentioned that while they weren’t feeling the curious nature/overall lightness at first, by the end of the pour their minds were changing. My thought on this, is that Finealta doesn’t hit you in the face with the forced intensity of an Islay, but rather it is a poised whisky that should be enjoyed with discussion, friends and time. Thank you again David, K&L and Martin’s West for making it all happen.

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTQM

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