I got to taste through the latest batch of A.D. Rattray casks today with my friend Todd Smith. There's a quality with all of the selections from the Morrisons that I can always rely on, so I'm usually prepared to buy what they have just off the list. However, it's nice when there's time to sample the wares before buying, right? So often you just have to purchase and hope it's good, or risk losing out on getting it whatsoever. That applies to us as retail buyers as well, not just the customers. Look out next week for an 18 year Aberfeldy, 22 year Glencadam, 23 year Benriach, 23 year Bunnahabhain (this one was particularly lovely), and a rockin' 24 year old Tamdhu – all coming in between $99 and $130.
I am over the moon about this new Genepy from Dolin – an herbal liqueur very much in the style of Chartreuse. According to David OG there's some mountain wormwood sourced for this baby as well. It's absolutely delicious – again, think Chartreuse light. It's 45% alcohol so don't get sucker punched when you have a few glasses after dinner. It may taste easy-going, but it will wallop you if you're not careful. Todd said he enjoys the Genepy with tonic water in a cocktail, so I'm going to have to try that, but I'll have to wait until next week's delivery to get mine. In the meantime, if you live in LA, you can get this at our Hollywood store where David OG already has it on the shelf.