As we have found at many previous meetings, one of the scotches was favoured over the other.
The preferred drop was: Benriach 10 yr old Curiositas – 46 % – 700ml- $64 AB, $75 BC
Everyone liked the wonderful peaty nose and the sweet peaty, vanilla notes with a slow burn from the 46% alcohol A great cool weather scotch that went on several Christmas wish lists.
The second: Kilchoman Machir Bay – 46% – 700ml $75 AB
This was a less peaty, flatter tasting scotch. All felt the Benriach was much better tasting and better value.
The group is planning a trip to Shelter Point Distillery in Courtney on Sunday 4 October and all PROBUS members are welcome. While their single malt is quietly distilling in barrels, aging to perfection, they do have a triple distilled, Still Master vodka available to taste and purchase. We’ll carpool to arrive at the distillery at 12noon, lunch in a local restaurant will follow the tour. Complete the following form to tell Robert you’d like to go (or sign up at the October meeting).