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Traveling to Thailand I made a quick stop in one of the duty free stores at Don Mueng or maybe Changi. Anyway these fine resellers were under the impression that the only spirit worth drinking was scotch, preferably of the 8+ year single malt variety.
They had a table of taster bottles that caught my eye, along with some water and clean taster cups. Not being much of a drinker, I almost passed it up. Looking closer I noticed that the table contained quite literally some of the most expensive bottles commercially available.
I figured I'd Be a while before i got another chance to test 15+ scotchs head to head ever again, so I set my bags down and had a go at the table.
Long story short, the Only ones I tried that I thought was acceptable for my palette was Johnny walker Blue Label blended First and a MacAllen select oak Second.
Some very interesting differences and highlights among the bottles but the peat just doesn't work for me.
Anyway, a very rare and cool opportunity to test about $20k of scotch head to head, sober and clear headed. Wish I could do that with whiskey now!!
I don't recall where I went after that.