Our long national nightmare is over…

October 21, 2009

It’s been over a year since the Lagerboy has written on this blog.  Apparently, taking a 14 month vacation was the best thing to do after the stress of working on the first post. But the Lagermonkey has recovered the will to type (but he never lost the will to drink, as the following post make clear.)

So the Lager-ape sporadically meets up with his whiskey compatriots to tipple as it were.  The lads are very generous in the quality of spirits so the tasting lineup was pretty damn interesting.  The first round of malts were all Tomintoul distillery bottlings…

Tomintoul-all 40% abv

10 year

Nose:Fruit, caramel

Palate: light, toffee, short finish

12 Year oloroso sherry finish

Nose: orange peel, dried fruit

Palate: fruit, resin, short finish

16 year

nose: orange marmalade, nutty

palate: menthol, cherry coughdrop, short finish

27 year

nose: menthol, clove, cinnamon

palate: woody, austere-dry, harsh, thin

31 year

nose: candied citrus fruit, lemon zest

palate: sweet and long finish


Nose: butterscotch candies, smoky, freshly mowed lawn

Palate: smoke, vanilla, herb, tangy @ finish, wears alcohol better than others

Mortlach 10 Year-Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask #76.50  59.80% abv

Nose: pear, baked apple spice

Palate: w/o water-chocolate (hint of cherry)

Palate: w/water-coconut, baked pear, big heat on finish.

More to come—the Lagerman is always thirsty…


What? I Need a Mission Statement?

July 8, 2008

Just a quick note explaining why Mr. Lager here feels he needs to pontificate/bloviate for the general populace to enjoy, ridicule, or ignore. First, he is an American citizen, so in reality, he needs to explain nothing. Also, he is a lover of all things distilled, brewed, or wineified, and everything connected with said subjects. There will be occasional side-trips into madness and music criticism (which the missus believes both are the same thing once her boy gets a good head of well-oiled steam going, but we digress..)

More forthcoming including some new single malts and malted beverages that have grabbed Herr Lager’s fevered attention and also will discuss his abusive love/hate relationship with the new Raconteurs album…