I chose this scotch because I tend to buy myself a nice scotch at the close of a project. I choose this because it’s distinctive shape and look appealed to me. My purveyor of spirits however told me that this used to sell like hotcakes because of it’s usage on Breaking Bad.
Sure enough this is actually Walt’s last drink of the show in that New Hampshire bar. (It shows up a few times in the season.) Where Walt orders it neat, and not to spoil, but I agree. For value though this is actually a damn good blended scotch for under 40 bucks – and that’s always welcome news to the lounge.
What they Say: “The rich and smooth aroma of Dimple Pinch celebrating more than 350 years of unbroken Scotch whisky tradition.”
Taste: 7.5 – Really has that smooth mellow caramel flavor that even bleeds into the aftertaste.
Aftertaste: 6.5 – Here you get a touch of peat but it lingers for a good long while.
Burn/Smooth: 8.0 – It may be blended, but 15 years minimum and this goes down smooth with a nice warmth for the winters up here.
Aroma: 7.0 – Smells like delicious scotch.
Manliness: 9.0 – On it’s own it’s a great looking scotch, it’s blended but everything is at least 15 years, and overall it would do well here. However you add in grisly Walter White in New Hampshire to this, and it’s very hard to not just give it that 10.
W/ Rocks: 3.0 – It brings out a bit more of the smoke, but you feel like it’s lost that great flavor.
Value: 6.0 – If I wasn’t so intent on buying new scotches – this would certainly be a contender for a common scotch for me. At the current time Grand Macnish holds that spot for being better value, but this is damn good on it’s own right,
Google Shop Average: $38
Metric Score: 47/70 |+| Metric Average: 6.71 |+| Reviewer Average: 7.0
Final Thoughts: I know I often am more likely to randomly pick things up rather than try to use popular culture, other people’s opinions, or spirit companies trying to peddle their wares – as it feels more honest, but perhaps good shows and good spirits go together.