candukid Funny story on that Quarter Cask, I read the description on the box, thought it sounded great, brought it home, absolutely hated it, couldn’t even choke it down. I had a buddy of mine try it, he asks to see the bottle, read it says Hmmm, pulls out the garbage drawer and places it right in the can ( thankfully empty) to which I laughed, then recovered it for some reason.
So later the next week I go back to the liquor store, start reading descriptions again, unknowingly (wtf is wrong with me?) I fell for the same damn description again! I didn’t realize it until I brought it out of the bag when I got home and looked at the box as I put it away and had a rather funny, harsh conversation with myself over it. Anyway, I wound up giving that bottle away in the company Christmas gift exchange and used the open bottle to mix into a home made BBQ sauce, which won the “best sauce award” at my buddies rib cook off contest.
I don’t know if I got a “bad” bottle or what, but I couldn’t stand it. I love the Islay region single malts, drink Laugavulin 16 like it’s a light beer, etc, but that stuff was awful to my pallet. The smoke was so thick, I used it to flavor a sweet bbq sauce and it tried to over power that to the point where I added a mango purée to cut it. I’ll have to give it another run sometime, the description sounds great!