sofakingdrunk wrote:I bought the robbie burns whisky about 2 years ago.....still have one finger or so left. I believe each year is different, but the one I have is a very mild single malt. Really smooth and easy drinking, but also really forgettable. Probably worth the $40-45 i paid for it, but i'd view it as an intro whisky. That being said, this years may be fantastic, who knows.
I just bought another bottle from the same distillery, The Amarone cask Arran malt. Excellent stuff, you really pick up the red wine notes from the barrel, especially on the nose, really interesting. It actually looks like a cross between a whisky and a rose wine when it's in the glass.
I think the only thing that's bothering me about SMS is the colour added - just a little off putting - so I'm trying to stick mostly with bourbons right now and SMS that don't have colour in them - that, the price, and the positive reviews attracted me towards the Robert Burns. Tried it last night and it is mild, but quite nice. If you were doing a mini tasting, it seems like a good one to start with.
Thanks for the links to the sites - the whiskeyX3 site pretty much seems what I'm looking for.
"What can you say about Pabst Blue Ribbon that Dennis Hopper hasn’t screamed in the middle of an ether binge?" - Jordan St. John