Last night I treated myself with a generous pour of Saz 02. I had hoped to do some tasting notes for the review section, but it seamed my taste buds where not up to the challenge. Now I really enjoyed that Saz, but for some reason I really wasn’t able to discern enough to justify a posting in the review section. To be honest I was a bit disappointed, and I’m sure some of you will think why I even bother posting this – well here comes:
All of a sudden I remembered that this was the bottle that won me over, some 8 months ago. I admit at the time I had no clue about bourbon or rye and I’m still a novice.
I had tried Booker’s some 1½ year ago but at the time I wasn’t ready for what it had to offer. Then some 8 months ago, the same friend and I where preparing an Islay tasting. One night we got together and somehow managed to taste 15 or 16 different Islay’s including some of the heaviest of them all – that’s still one of my greatest whisky experiences.
As you might realize by the end of the night I had had my share for the day.
I’m about to leave when he pulls out a bottle of Saz. That I think is the one moment in my life when I thought: Oh no, no more for me.
Somehow he convinced me to give it a go. Boy oh boy. After 15 of the most powerful Hooligans, this whiskey still rocked my cradle.
I was hooked – my life has never been the same
Thank you almighty Whiskey-Gods.
Your humble servant