Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Best Whiskey I Know -- Glenmorangie Single Malt Whiskey

Now it's 8 hours, 2 Advil Gelcaps, and 1 Pint of Brita filetered water later... I've waken up feeling like a highlander (or whatever that means).

This post is a tribute to the 10 year old single highland malt scotch whiskey -- Glenmorangie. I first discovered this malt at a liquor store when looking for something to bring to a friend's party where we were all asked to dress fancy and bring drink or food. Since then I purchased it last summer when travelling to Toronto, and just last night at the club I had two doubles.

THE FLAVOR is unlike any other whiskey that I've tried. They don't call it a "malt scotch" for nothing. The flavor itself has the weight of a malt syrup - but I wouldn't say its a sweet liquor. It goes down as quick as gasoline but. I know that sounds terrible but I can't describe how quickly and easily it goes down. No hesitation and no struggle.

Right now, this is my favorite whiskey. Now i'm going back to sleep. The headache anyway is due to lack of water -- not that its a bad drink.

Ok. I'm out.


Chris said...

It looks vaguely familiar....

Anonymous said...

If you like Glenmorangie, then Macallan will be right up your alley. I used to swear by Macallan, 18-year-old Scotch. In my opinion, it's the finest of the single malts (unless you can afford the 25 year - I've only tasted that once and it was VERY good.) Aged in port or sherry casks for years it takes on the sweet notes and colors of those other spirits. Then I tasted an Irish Whiskey called Middleton very rare. BTW, in case you don't already know, if it's from Scotland it's Scotch, Ireland makes Whiskey and in the USA it's called Bourbon. All essentially the same liquor with different names by location. Anyway, back to Middleton...I tasted this and it made what I thought was perfection in a glass, taste like swill. It's expensive, but worth every penney. Splurge next time you go into an Irish pub if they have it. You won't be sorry. It's smoooooth. Strong. Sweet finish. Great fragrance. At my local pub it's about $20 for a two or three-finger pour. Seriously, though. Try it.

Anonymous said...

Actually it's still whisky even if it's from Scotland. Whiskey from Ireland or the States is spelled "Whiskey" and whisky from Scotland, Canada, Japan or other parts of the world is spelled "Whisky". Even Bourbon is still Whiskey, it just uses different ingredients and processes.