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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday Tasting: Three 18 Year Old Blends

Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we taste a trio of 18-year-old blends.

Blended Scotch is often viewed as an entry point for the category, but when you are talking about 18-year-olds you get a ton more flavor and depth. These blends were tasted as part of a feature in the current issue of DRAFT magazine.

Buchanan’s 18 Year Old Special Reserve: This 80 proof blend is a nice amber color. The aroma offers up a hint of smoke and some citrus. The flavor includes green grass, oak and orange.

Chivas Regal Rare Old 18 Year Old Blend: This 80 proof whisky is a mellow gold color. It has a nutty, almond nose. There are hints of citrus and a nice level of wood in the flavor of this whisky.

The Famous Grouse 18 Year Old: This 86 proof blended malt is an attractive copper color. There is a slight floral and cocoa note to the nose. The flavor is rich and smooth, with nice oak to the finish.

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