Tuesday, August 16, 2011

List of William's Scotch Whisky

I'm no expert. But I do try and jot down a note or two when I go with affordable single malt. With fall coming I figured it's a good idea to take stock of what goes great with cool evenings (that are already here in Ohio).

Favorite at the top:

1. Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (10 yrs)
2. Aberlour Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12 yrs)
3. Caol Ila Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12 yrs)
4. The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12 yrs)
5. Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12 yrs)
6. Buchanan's Finest Blended Scotch Whiskey (12 yrs)
7. Johnnie Walker Green Label Blended Scotch Whisky (15 yrs)
8. Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12 yrs)

Islay style is growing on me. Can't go wrong with my top 5. Aberlour is more relaxed then the Ardbeg but it is the one I would recommend to someone.
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Important to note: Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey. Kentucky Straight. Outside the Scotch category but a Whiskey none the less. Not a Bourbon guy (though, my brother is) but first sip; good nose, not overpowering, hits modest notes. The finish with Bulleit is strong and just long enough. It's good for those long MLS game nights. Single malt is not.

Note: Everything here is pretty much under $40. Bulleit is a steal at $20.

4 comments:

Jailteeth said...

Nice! So, Rye is popular these days. And I must say I enjoy that Bulleit Rye. Check it out.

Can't wait for scotch weather. We are getting pretty close here in the District.

billysasquatch said...

i'll to take in Bulleit Rye with the the DC game tomorrow. any other recommendations send them my way

billysasquatch said...

adding Cardhu Single Malt 12 yr. very good speyside. growing on me.

billysasquatch said...

my brother requested the switch over to bourbon. perhaps world of 10-12 yr single malt scotch did get small real quick (**say that in smug scotch drinker tone).