Sent a mystery dram was I
Had to know the taste, and why
This dram I have no information
So I’ll use poetry as my vocalization
Special thanks to /u/randimosity
Does it have great ferocity?
Or is it swill not fit to drink?
Will it float, or will it sink?
Fuck this rambling song and dance
And get onto the dram already!
Please do put on some pants,
And keep your lines steady.
Price: I guess not at the LCBO
Region: I shan’t know
Abv: More than the snow?
Nose: Cherry, cough syrup, cashew, peanut butter, cornflakes, light grapefruit, fresh cut grass
First cherry syrup,
Hearty nose promises much
Then chipmunk breakfast
Quality nose, whoa
As time passes, grass is cut
Taste: Cherry, peanut, floral, lemongrass, hazelnut, lemon/orange
Starts off with much cherry
Which reminds me of my friend Larry.
He enjoyed peanuts and Indian food
Up and down quite tattooed
He was no Virgin Mary
However I’ve gone quite off track
With these poems in stacks.
There’s nuts, flowers, and some fruit
Not much else takes root
This dram’s taste makes me double back
Finish: Almond/marzipan, dry, ginger/nutmeg, lemon peel
Sonnets need to end all this pomp… Okay, I’m done.
That was fun, however I can’t really pretty this part up unfortunately. Let’s assume this is free verse.
It’s a simple end. Try to look for anything? Not really there. Ends quick, and I’ll do the same.
Conclusion: So this was an interesting dram. The nose was interesting, fun to really tease out the different tastes, and had a nice balance.
The taste? Not “great”, but not living up to the nose at all. It needs some spices or something tart to really liven it up.
The finish: It’s not bad, however it’s mostly just almond, with some other parts teased out.
My score’s mostly based on the nose. It’d be a lot lower if the nose hadn’t been so interesting.
Guess: Old Grand Dad 114. Because… I guess? I think it’s cask strength, I know it’s a Bourbon.
Edit: Actually: Old Forester Bottled in Bond from the 1980s! What an interesting, though somewhat lacking, dusty!
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