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We’re all about bringing whisky to the masses here at The Whisky Lounge! That being said, we’re not ignorant to the fact that some whiskies, be it because of price OR rarity, are just out of reach for most people. So we’re always interested when someone attempts to break down these barriers.

Enter cheaperbythedram.co.uk. Now, the concept may seem simple:

Acquire Said Bottles of Expensive/Rare Whiskies – Split them into Mini Bottles – Sell Them!

Sadly, fellow loungers, it’s not so straightforward! There’s a minefield of legalities to worry about. Not only covering the “usual sale of alcohol” issues, but also not treading on any distillery copywrites or trademarks etc… Suffice to say, this is no mean feat! So the folks at cheaperbythedram.co.uk will have had to do a huge amount of work to finally get something ready to sell!

But work they have! And they were good enough to send me through an older bottling of Glen Garioch (a 21-year-old from 1965 no-less!) to have a go at. Here’s what it tasted like!

 

CBTD ref P1 Dram

ABV 43%

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Colour

Lemon Pith.

Nose

*Swoooooooon* (there could well be a lot of this behaviour, I’m not apologising.) Luxurious minerality with tropical fruits winding around a mildly waxy delicate peat treat. Tuti-friuty buttery loveliness, with delicate lemon pepper….mmmmmm….

Palate

Woody oil (linseed), some more mild smoke influence, not medicinal more a herbal fruit smoke, mint, clementine, olbas oil, honey and mint lozenges. Some dry peppermint tea, milder pepperiness, then more of the tropical fruits. Wonderful, just wonderful.

Finish

Awesome balance, its as if it’s saying,

“That was good wasn’t it? What was your favourite part? Ok Here you go…..”

It’s all there, oily waxy opulence, mild smoke, fruit and spice to die for.

 

Overview

Ok folks, someone in 1965 said, “In 2019 there will be a Gateshead lad who will go on a mission to find the best whisky he possibly can. Let’s see if we can’t end his search”. They then made this whisky.

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Thanks to Mark at Cheaper by The Dram for sending it up. I may now need to consider retirement, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

We’ll see….

Cheers for popping in again everyone!

I’ll (possibly) see you back here soon!

Connas