I was in Manchester for the past couple of days, I took a stroll around, and I was intrigued to find a pretty cool-looking specialist wine shop. Thought I’d pop in to see if there’s much in the way of whisky on offer.
I tried the Asyla, the Hedonism (limited release), the wonderful Peat Monster – and a strange concoction called Orangerie, which is an infused whisky – orangey and with cloves.
Trouble was, I really only had a chance to have a quick taste, it was ten in the morning, and it would have been great to have Clutch on hand to compare notes as well. But I really appreciated the indulgence of Ben, and the chance to get a taste for a series of blends I’d been looking forward to trying.
I’m really looking forward to next Friday night’s Twhisky blends tasting. I’ve always been a little cautious about the blends, but I’m quickly learning there are some great flavours lying in wait down that particular path.