Friday

single malt

an obsession of mine for some time now is collecting and learning as much about scotch as much as i can.  the collecting part is well on its way, and the learning part is still with its training wheels.  every trip to hi time wine cellars in orange county when i am visiting back home brings me back with a new bottle or two.  a few days ago i came back with the japanese scotch yamazaki, which was well worth the purchase.  and recently, good friends gave me the other two bottles pictured above for a recent birthday, a cask strength macallan and a 25 year talisker, both absolutely amazing in completely different ways.  the other pic is from the morning after a big night out in san fran, the evidence on our hotel window sill.  last night we had a small scotch tasting at our house, tasting about 12 different scotch's which was a blast.  i believe the only way to truly enjoy a prized scotch is to enjoy it with friends.  and although i can't tell you all i've learned quite yet, i can tell you this is the only way to learn...taste, taste, taste...

3 comments:

jaredingram said...

I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down. Down in my belly. Mmmmmmm....

Sharon said...

LOVE Talisker. Took a tour of the distillery on the Isle of Skye several years ago during a particularly rainy day in Scotland. Great way to warm up on a chilly day!

me said...

My husband and I have only recently discovered the joys of scotch. Any rules of thumb for navigating the multitude of options out there?

Thank you.