上星期買了瓶 The Speyside 12 years, 港幣三百多, 尚算合理
回到家後, 終於記起了! The Speyside, 一間出產了一款知名的黑威士忌 Cu Dhub 的蒸餾廠!
這支酒評語頗劣, quoted from WhiskyFun:
Cu Dhub (40%, OB) … starts quite weirdly, on overcooked coffee and cheap perfume, with some smoke – some smoke from an exhaust pipe, that is. Pear drops, orange marmalade… Not ‘too’ bad in fact but the bigger problems are soon to arrive, with some strange notes of stale Campari, Schweppes, ‘chemical’ orange juice (Tang), cheap grapefruit juice, bubblegum, grape juice… Lots of aromas you don’t usually find in a single malt, in fact. Funny, yes, it’s funny… but almost disgusting as well! Mouth: ouch! Weak and watery attack, on old vase water. Develops on all sorts of ‘chemical’ tastes: Nutrasweet, cheap sweets, rotten orange zest, American restaurant coffee at the end of the day, burnt butter… Yuck! Now, this one is a swill! Finally, the Loch Dhu has found its evil master, it appears! He he he… 35 points.
我這支 The Speyside 12 years 也不見得好
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