I’m not a huge straight, hard liquor drinker. But am usually up for trying something new. The latest inquiry/offer was if I drink scotch/whiskey. My answer was not really; I have a bottle of Jack if I want a Bourbon & Ginger.
But now I have been introduced to the true (aka good) scotch (whisky) and was blown away.
The first one I sampled was Laphroaig Single Malt Quarter Cask. Ok, I love Pinotage because of the smoke. That varietal has nothing compared to this. I know I’m comparing apples to oranges here but wow, wow, wow. I was taking beyond baby sips of this stuff because I have never really been a hard liquor drinker but from what I had, it was unbelievable. I know I’m being repetitive but SMOKE with a bit of sweet.
The second one I tasted was Lagavulin. It was smoother than the first but not as smoky — initially. After it had ‘breathed’ for a bit, wow, the notes definitely came out. It also had a longer finish. Very different but still on the same stream of overall taste. So unique.
I will say, you definitely learn something new everyday. This was quite different from my normal tastings and I will see how much I continue to explore this beverage. Cheers!