Whisk(ed)y Away…

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.

IMG_1898[1]IMG_1895[1]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.

IMG_1900[1]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!