Today we taste and review Oban Bay Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch Reserve.
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Author: Whiskey Vault
Love the flight thing. There’s a whiskey bar/Japenese resturaunt here in Eugene with 50+ whiskies (maybe 100 depending on stock). They do offer a flight, which has been a great way for me to try things to find out if I like them.
I managed to mooch an exceptionally large double of Oban 14 recently from a bar that only charged £4 per shot and had a 2 for one on at that time.
i recently started pairing dark chocolate and cigars with some of my whiskeys. i found bruichladdich to gain the most, some bourbons also work. do you have any advice or tips for me to try?
There needs to be a show based on all of Daniel’s Game of Thrones back-stories combined
Thanks for the review! I think I’ll just drink my regular Oban and leave this one on the shelf. (At least for a while. 😉 I’ve had similar issues with tracking down a bottle of the Clynelish. I finally got my hands on one to complete my collection, but it arrived with the collectible box damaged. 🙁 Now I’m planning to return it, but am wondering A) if you were interested in the bottle and B) whether there was a way that I could get it to you guys? It can’t be shipped in the US Mail, and FedEx & UPS seem to require that I have a liquor license. Any advice?
Love your reviews. I just checked with my liquor rep here in MI and apparently the Clynelish GoT whiskey is in high demand and it is currently out of stock here.
I love that it has the nights watch oath on the side I think that’s amazing
Copper Still in NYC has great flights! Def got some faves from there.
Jon blart night watch mall cop
-22c winter has come.
Greenville has a total wine with a good whiskey selection. Not sure on bars there myself. I just moved back to MS from Greenville last year.
I definitely second Tucson’s Del Bac Dorado.
Great mesquite smoke flavor without feeling like you’re drinking characterless liquid smoke.
In Sweden spirits are usually sold per centiliter, so you can put togeather your own flight. And i do on occasion.
I don’t watch GoT either, so I had no idea he was making up the story of the Night Watch until he said they rode on segways.
0:25 how dare they not have accurate spreadsheats of their inventory!!!
So, I like the slow pour cam, but I will say.. If you’re mimic “How to drink guy” you’re not pulling it off right.
Sure, he has a nice camera – sure he has nice lighting. But the reason his looks so nice is because he pours a LOT. . . . Also he pours only 62% in the glass and the rest misses the glass and hits the table.. but I think that’s how he makes it look so dynamic
Smokey American…Oppidan Smoke & Sea. Pricey, but interesting. May not be able to find it in a bar, but they are getting pretty decent distribution in stores.
That reference alone needs a level 4 sommelier award…. Just saying
Whiskey Vault Flight Paddles for mech?
Seriously though, flights are always the best option. Its the best bang for your buck and has helped me as a college student try a wide variety of whiskey and expand my knowledge of various grains, finishes, and compare them in one sitting.
I absolutely agree with the flight fight to get it into bars. That’s how I was introduced to Redbreast. got a $33 flight at a local Irish pub with Green spot, Yellow Spot and Redbreast. Also just last week I found that same wax bottle candy note in Glenmorangie original.
Also do you know why there is a medicinal (iodine) note in some Scotches and just smokiness in others. If there is something I should be looking for I would love to know so I can get the smokiness without the band aide flavor.
Good review fellas. Agreed, good scotch especially if you like the 14. Cheers!
Whiskey flights are a great idea, I was day dreaming today that if ever I were to open a “Whiskey Bar” I would have different types of flight where you could pick your whiskeys. My whiskey list would have all titles highlighted in a price oriented colour scheme red, yellow, black (whatever colours you want). Red are the $10 and under whiskeys, yellow are the $10-20 range and black would be 20-30… (more colours would need to be added of course, this is just a rough example) and if a customer chooses a red flight, he can choose 3 of the red highlighted whiskeys, and same goes for the other colours.
Knoxville TN has a whiskey bar called The Jig and Reel. They have flights priced from $15 to $250 (haven’t tried that one yet).
As much as Daniel is butchering the GoT story-wise… I kinda want to see his version.
Been meaning to try Oban. If I can find this for a reasonable price Ill have to try it. Really enjoyed all your GOT series reviews(and the channel). I was tempted to buy a GOT bottle. But most bottles didn’t have age statements I figured I would do some research first.
How much does yeast play in the grain bill and whiskey out come?
What happened to the video quality?
Went out and got a bottle of the RE:FIND Rye yesterday before they all disappear from the central coast. I also say some bottles by Sonoma County Distilling Co. were intriguing. Ever heard of them?
Have you found the secret stash yet Rex? xD
Literally grinned ear to ear when I heard my comment being read. Love it guys made my day. Thanks for the recommendations.
I have been a fan of this Insanity since the begining. The show the characters all of it is amazing! Awesome job guys. We have have started a group of MB’s in Iowa. I think it would be fun for you to visit us.
What about the Corsair Tripple Smoke?
Cynical marketing by Diageo if you ask me. A fancy label to entice the collectors who are driving up prices for whisky drinkers and should stick to collecting stamps or baseball cards.
Paul Blart Night Watchman