Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by French Cuff Consignment, Dec 14, 2006.
Liking it so far. I've only opened the Macallan, but I think this will work out well. I don't have very developed taste buds, but I definitely tell that it's sweeter and maybe tasting some honey. It is still a bit harsh though.
a splash (more like a few drops per pour) of spring water can help open it up a touch .... this may give you a better sense of flavors on your palate. I hope you know already, no ice and no cutting a regular proofed scotch with water (aside from the drops).
I found this http://artofmanliness.com/2009/04/05/the-art-of-manliness-guide-to-scotch-whisky/ I'm sure there are others and it's by no means comprehensive but it has a good amount of introductory info that may be helpful.
+1 for sure.
if you're on a strict budget speyburn is really not a bad choice
trying the Glenlivet (which I do like more than the Macallan now)
Incredibly smooth compared to what I'm used to. Definitely like this.
riedel or glencairn?
also looking to get a bigger flask. what do yall have? looking at some of the snow peak ti ones, but they're $$$.
Both are fine but I prefer the Glencairn's shape, price tag, and sturdiness.
Just kidding... just a couple standard 8oz ones if it is a longer outing.
So Macallan is technically a Highland but they claim Speyside?
No, they are technically a Speyside...
Reasoning behind my comment, from wiki:
Since the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 came into force labelling of bottles of Scotch whisky has been regulated, and currently produced bottles of The Macallan indicate it is a Highland Single Malt. However the website for the brand indicates that "The Original and Spiritual Home" of The Macallan is Speyside, an area near Strathspey.
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