Jordan Knott
June 4, 2012 | Spirits, Tastings | Jordan Knott

Let's talk Scotch

Alright, let’s talk Scotch.

First thing you’ll need to know is I am and have always been a lover of whisky. My weakness in particular is Scotch.  Though I believe the disease to be genetic, passed to me by my father, there are other theories to how this sickness can be contracted.  I once heard a man say, “You do what you want to me, as long as the apology includes a bottle of single malt.”  Though not sure I completely agree, I thought it was a good demonstration of the cult like appreciation of Scotch whisky.

I remember my first dram fondly, as it was the moment I first found the new love of my life.

Ever since then I have devoted myself to a lifelong quest to truly understand and appreciate the world of scotch.  So here we go… but first-

There is a stereotypical image in your mind you must shatter, the image of the typical scotch drinker. Imagine for me, if you will, the typical scotch drinker.  Are they… Old?  Snobbish?  Sitting in a red velvet chair whilst a cozy fire crackles in the hearth?  Bollocks I say!  Scotch is hip, it’s happening and even, dare I say it… cool. 

If you’re new to Scotch, start at the bottom.  There’s no point in spending a hundred plus dollars on a bottle of Scotch if your palate is untrained to it.  A decent bottle of blended scotch is a good place to start.  I recommend Johnnie Walker Red Label.  From there move up to the Black Label or simple single malts such Glenlivet 12yr or Glenfiddich 12yr.  Glenfiddich 12yr is my staple scotch just because it’s the best bang for your buck that I have found.

That being said, scotch is about experimentation.  Trying new scotches broadens your knowledge and soon you will be able to pick out the characteristics and styles you like most from the heavy peated malts to the light and floral and everything in between.  Like fine wine, there is a seemingly endless variety.

Feel like spoiling yourself a bit?  The Balvenie Double Wood 12yr is a sure bet.  Matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, it has subtle fruitiness and vanilla notes. 

Never be afraid to try something new.

Stay classy,




entity's Gravatar
@ Oct 27, 2015 at 10:15 PM
It is one of the best dissertation writing online content provider blog. These educational reviews are using to gain more knowledge and more information from this website. So, we are all feeling happy to choose your essays.

custom essay writing service's Gravatar
custom essay writing service
@ Aug 17, 2017 at 2:58 AM
Marvelous article! I need individuals to know exactly how great this data is in your article. It’s intriguing. Your perspectives are much like my own particular concerning this subject.

Ravi's Gravatar
@ Apr 27, 2018 at 3:58 AM
Wow!! Really did a great art, You’ve done an excellent job. I will definitely remember it and I must recommend to others.

Alice's Gravatar
@ Dec 21, 2018 at 4:40 AM
This is the very post for which my writing contesters have been waiting for so long. I am really excited to see this post. Keep sharing more posts.

amya's Gravatar
@ Dec 29, 2018 at 1:28 PM
It is really amazing.I really enjoyed your post. Although I got little time out from my busy writing routine and visited this page.Thanks a lot.

럭키걸 Lucky girl's Gravatar
럭키걸 Lucky girl
@ Sep 23, 2020 at 3:10 AM

럭키걸 Lucky girl's Gravatar
럭키걸 Lucky girl
@ Sep 23, 2020 at 3:10 AM
예스카지노 퍼스트카지노 더킹카지노 샌즈카지노 조이카지노 로얄카지노 스타클럽카지노 아시안카지노 슈퍼맨카지노 개츠비카지노 33카지노 온라인카지노 카지노사이트

퍼스트카지노 더킹카지노 샌즈카지노 33카지노 월드카지노 코리아카지노 카지노사이트

컴온 come on's Gravatar
컴온 come on
@ Oct 28, 2020 at 9:34 PM

컴온 come on's Gravatar
컴온 come on
@ Oct 28, 2020 at 9:36 PM
카지노사이트 예스카지노 퍼스트카지노 더킹카지노 메리트카지노 샌즈카지노 조이카지노 로얄카지노 스타클럽카지노 아시안카지노 슈퍼맨카지노 개츠비카지노 33카지노 온라인카지노

카지노사이트 퍼스트카지노 더킹카지노 메리트카지노 샌즈카지노 33카지노 월드카지노 코리아카지노

카지노사이트 샌즈카지노 예스카지노 퍼스트카지노 더킹카지노 33카지노 월드카지노 슈퍼카지노 코리아카지노 개츠비카지노

Add A Blog Comment
E-Mail me when someone comments on this post
Leave this field blank:
Cart 0 items: $0.00
Your Account  |  Log In