So with that in the lead up to the weekend, and it looking like all the workouts were going to be put in the books, I started to look at what new to me Scotch would be on the list for this #cigarSunday.
After being back and forth to the liquor store a few times over the last week I had it narrowed down to 2.
One more then the other because it had been out of stock at the liquor store all through the holidays and its that thing where if you cant have it you want it even more. So as luck would have it, it was back in stock. Glenlivet Founders Reserve.
It has a pretty Georgian blue box and it caught my eye almost immediately whenever i see it on the Glenlivet FB page.
So, holding it in my hand and reading the box, I couldnt find anywhere on it how long it was aged. Not that that is the be all end all for me, but I was curious.
A quick look online, turned into a lengthly look online standing in the scotch row of the liquor store. I couldnt find anywhere how old it was but what i did start to find was review after review of how disappointing people found it. That it was over sweet, indicating that there was a strong pear flavour that was off putting. Yikes!
I wanted a good celebration scotch for this week, also, as previously written, there was a recent departure in our family and someone else to be remembered this #cigarSunday.
I was put off picking up this bottle this week, and the other one i had selected was out of stock.
Now there was a bottle I have had my eye for a while. But its price was a little more then i would want to typically spend so it kept moving down the list.
While I was still on the line, I decided to look it up to get the skinny before i decided to shell out the bucks on it.
All the reviews were 4 and 5 stars with amazing notes, it was also pointed out that the NSLC have discontinued it as an active product. GET IT BEFORE ITS GONE!! one post yelled at me.
Longmorn 16 you are coming home with daddy.
It was the last bottle at our liquor store so I was feeling pretty good leaving the store with it in hand.
I selected a Don Thomas Maduro Presidente to have with it for 2 reasons. I wanted a longer smoke this #cigarSunday and it is on the darker side of medium and I after reading the reviews I knew this scotch would hold up to the vibrant flavor of coffee and spice that this cigar has.
The scotch was amazing. I am always so surprised that a 16 year old scotch is so different in flavour then a 12 year old scotch. It has a great colour of carmel, incredibly smooth, and has a fantastic balance of smoke, heat, spice and sweet. I may be in love.
It paired really well with the cigar, so yay me for picking a great match.
To echo the other reviewers, if you have the chance to get one of these before they are discontinued in NS, you should do it. Was very happy with this #cigarSunday selections.
The day kinda went to cat crap directly after, as my Vikings, long awaited return to post season action is now nothing but the brunt of 'Laces out' jokes and Ace Ventura shares on my FB page.
Im a Leafs fan, so i am bred to endure the harsh slings and arrows of others in the realm of the sportsing. But holy crap that was an awful way to lose a game.
I hope Walsh doesnt go all Ray Finkle and kidnap the cast of Vikings or hold up a #SKOL factory somewhere. On the upside now i get to take my traditional role of chirping for the teams still left to be defeated, looking at you Steelers and Pats fans!
Sean " BigBoyRunning" Ryan