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Send them over here if they need some company!Though I am a complete teetotaler found these bottles while spring cleaning...there is another suitcase that's unopened with what presumably are kindred spirits..
the Chita is a Single grain and not a Single malt right ?
Ah! I need to try once. BTW, I saw Amrut and Rampur Single Malts in Hyderabad International Airport duty free. Couldn't pickup as I was a domestic passenger. In any case, they were costing 5.5k which I think is rather steep.Available throughout Hyderabad. 3200 for brilliance, I think the peated ones are 3400 and 4000.
I am not an expert by any means but to me Paul John Brilliance is better than Amrut Fusion. Haven't tried Rampur yet.Ah! I need to try once. BTW, I saw Amrut and Rampur Single Malts in Hyderabad International Airport duty free. Couldn't pickup as I was a domestic passenger. In any case, they were costing 5.5k which I think is rather steep.
You nailed it. Exactly my thoughts too. Only, I'm not sure of the huge class difference between the Bowmore and Lagavulin.I have had the non-aged version of Bowmore before and like the Ardbergs or Laphroaigs of the world, the non-aged one is peaty but also a bit harsh. Or as they joke, like licking the underside of your car. But boy was I wrong about the 10 year old one. This is one whiskey that highlights why the process of barrel aging makes whiskey so much better. It is smooth and refined and does have that characteristic smokey/peaty flavor but it is only mild and not overbearing. I will warn you that it does have a very unique character of its own. It has been a while since I have had Lagavulin 16 which many say sets the benchmark for Islay malts. Obviously Bowmore 10 is not still in that class. But it has a very unique flavor and drinking experience of its own. Firstly, it is deeply dark in color which in itself sets it apart. Like it or hate it, but you will remember this whiskey.
Totally agree. The peated Amrut is nice but Fusion is pretty dire. Paul John certainly deserves a wider audience.but to me Paul John Brilliance is better than Amrut Fusion.