I like Single Malt Scotch.
Over the years, I have accumulated Scotches from a few different Distilleries.
It has largely been a hit or miss situation, where someone will recommend a Scotch that they like, and sometimes I do like it, and sometimes not so much.
Because I am a cheap drunk, I find it inherently difficult to taste test different Scotches, side by side.
And, because I am of Scottish descent, I would rather drown, than spit out a single drop of Single Malt.
I had always, as they say, relied on the kindness of Strangers, in terms of selecting my “next” choice.
I was thinking about the approach of Christmas, and the Holiday celebration, and wondered about tying the seasonal drinking binges, and trying to rationalize it in the context of the “12 Scotches of Christmas” but the more I think about this, the more I realize that, while I know when I taste it, what I don’t like… I have no idea WHY I don’t like it.
I have no ability to share with you, how to assess, quantify, or communicate the various aspects of this task… so I shall be doing research on this most serious matter, and shall report back, as soon as I feel appropriately enlightened.
In the past few hours, I have learned that some of the terms are “The Nose”, “The Tongue” and “Flavour”… I’m sure there are more, but I’m just starting to learn.
In the meantime, I will try to keep my “Spirits” up… and suggest you do the same !