Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A is for Angus Dundee -- 189 lbs (-40) [19X]



Angus Dundee may be the only "A" scotch I can afford (Ardbeg will have to wait until the kids move out), but it is still more interesting and tasty than my usual bottom-shelf fair. Angus Dundee is different from other blends I've tried in that it supposedly contains no grain whisky (made from corn or wheat in a column still)--only single malt whiskies (made from barley in a pot still). Such a whisky used to be called a "vatted scotch", but the official name is now "blended malt whisky" (I'm partial to "multiple malt whisky"). Angus Dundee is a full-bodied scotch with a light smokey/peaty flavor. It is produced by Angus Dundee Distillers but is not listed as a product on their website. I guess it is part of their bulk export that gets locally bottled and branded by an import company--kind of like what happens with beef, pork, and chicken after the better parts are removed. If that's a good metaphor, then Angus Dundee is a great hot dog.

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