Scotch Whisky

created Feb 3, 2020

In March of 2019, I tried my first Scotch whisky. Deb and I visited the Paula Brown Shop, located in downtown Toledo on a cold, windy, and rainy Friday evening. The rain changed to heavy wet snow while we sat at the bar and listened to a small band play music styles from around the world. The wet snow accumulated an inch or two.

Anyway, I tried Lagavulin 16-year-old Scotch. The bartender added a splash of water, otherwise it was neat. I could smell the smoky peat aroma, wafting from the glass as it sat on the bar before I took my first taste. It tasted amazing. Deb liked it too.

At the Backyard BBQ restaurant, located near us, I like ordering the Oban Scotch whisky, which I think was the 14-year-old.

In January 2020, I drank a bottle of Glenmorangie. It was a gift for my wife from her co-workers, but I consumed it well. This was a good Scotch. According to the box: Highland single malt Scotch whisky - The Quinta Ruban - Port cask finish - Non chill-filtered - Aged 12 years - "This single malt whisky is matured in bourbon casks then extra matured or 'finished' in the very finest ruby port casks."

In 2019, I tried Glenlivet or another Glen-something, and I did not care for it.