Love your icon, my favorite firearm manufacturer. So what is in your glass? I poured a 13 year-old, lightly peated cask-strength, single cask from Loch Lomond, Inchmoan, one of 247 bottles produced from that cask. It turned out to be the last dram in that bottle.
These single cask, cask-strength Scotches really give you an appreciation for what real Scotch is, and how amazing it can be. I can’t imagine the job of tasting these casks and trying to decide when is the “right” time to bottle them. I had a 41 year-old recently that was mind-blowingly amazing, it was probably not much different than it was when it was 40 years-old, or younger, even. Makes you wonder why they waited until then, not that I am complaining, it was the best I have had yet.
I now notice nuances of those flavors in some of the younger ones I enjoy. It was truly an amazing experience, especially so for my friend who got to experience a whisky older than him. An old song lyric popped into my mind as I was writing the prior sentence, life is good to me so far, by Joe Walsh. I always laughed at the lyrics.