Scotch Whisky is my drink. I never acquired a taste for…
Missouri, USA •
Scotch Whisky is my drink. I never acquired a taste for beer. Wine is good, especially when paired properly with a good meal, but I don't have a passion for it. Mixed cocktails just bore me, and American corn and rye based whiskey has a nose and aftertaste that I don't find appealing. The first time I tried Scotch, I knew this was something special. The smell of it. The burn as it went down, followed by the flavors that remained afterward. This was a drink to savor and enjoy.
I started with blends, then tried and fell in love with single malts. I began my education with the standard widely known brands in the US, like The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, before discovering single malts from Balvenie, Dalmore, and Glenrothes. Now I'm learning to expand my knowledge of all things Scotch Whisky, discovering single malts from Ardbeg, Benromach, Caol Ila, Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Laphroaig, and Talisker, to name a few. I've learned about brilliant blended malts like Spencerfield Spirits' Sheep Dip and Johnnie Walker Green Label, and expanded my knowledge of some of the better blends of Scotch, like Compass Box Great King's St. and Ian Macleod's Isle of Skye.
Most recently, I've begun to explore malted whiskies from around the world, like Suntory's Hibiki blended whisky, Redbreast Irish Pure Pot Still whiskey, and American craft distilleries, like Clear Creek's excellent McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt.
The exploration continues!