December 22, 2004

Johnnie Walker Green?

Yeah, but it's still a blended scotch, not a single malt.

Hence it's automatically inferior.

If you're going to blow some coin on whisky, well, might I recommend this? Or this? Or this?

Blended whiskies are the spirit equivalent of Wolfgang Puck's cooking: sometimes the fusion works, but most of the time it doesn't and ends up being a short-lived curiosity. Single malts are much better in that you get the flavor of the blended whiskies without the fuss of blending, and if you want another bottle, well, you'll be able to find it because only rarely do purveyors of fine Scottish single malts go belly up or discontinue products.

And if you do wind up buying a bottle of the Macallan 18-year-old, spring for another, stash it away and open it up twenty to thirty years later. It will be the best whisky experience you've ever had. Trust me on this one. It mellows gorgeously in the bottle. I am not a cheap scotch date because this was how I first came to appreciate whisky.

Posted by Kathy at December 22, 2004 12:49 PM

La Phroaig for me. Single malt from the Isles. Peat.....Mmmmmmm.....Peeeat.....

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at December 22, 2004 02:06 PM

Well, that would make sense, wouldn't it?

You're a llama. You graze.

Posted by: Kathy at December 22, 2004 02:10 PM

What? No orgling jokes?

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at December 22, 2004 04:58 PM

Allow me to pipe in for Islays as well, but if you want a REAL treat, Robert, try Ardbeg -- next to it, Laphroaig is a bit weak....

Posted by: Brian B at December 22, 2004 08:03 PM
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