Gentle SMS


I have a friend (actually, my Nephrologist) who drinks Johnny Walker (not
sure whether it's Black or Red). I'd like to get him a Single Malt that
will give him a nice introduction to this wonderful world. I'm a peat
freak, so I disqualify myself! I'll be seeing him Monday morning. Any
suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
Slainte.
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Nick Cramer
On 05 Dec 2007 10:36:10 GMT, Nick Cramer wrote:
Gentle? Dalwhinnie, Royal Lochnagar or basically any Lowland malt. Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie or Rosebank if you can find it your side of the pond. I have an independant bottling of Rosebank bottled by Helen Arthur. Its an everymans friend. So easy going.
Peace,
Jock
Reply to
Jacues Loofjes
I'd also add the Glen Moray with an age statement - can't remember if it's 10 or 12yo, but it's a lovely smooth, honeyed dram.
The non-age statement Glen Moray is just a wee bit rough around the edges.
Jim
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jim
Thanks, Jacues. Wine & Liquor Depot is open all weekend, so I have a few days to do some research.
Proost!
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Nick Cramer
U¿ytkownik "Nick Cramer" napisa³:
In addition to what has been said before, Johnnie Walker is said to contain a fair amount of Cardhu. In fact, the Cardhu distillery has been turned into "the home of Johnnie Walker". Far from being the best whisky in the world, it should have pleasant associations for your friend, it is quite affordable, and it comes in a nice bottle ;-) On the other hand, if it's quality subtlety you're after, I'd suggest Glengoyne 17yo.
Cheers, Rajmund
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Rajmund
Anything with the word "Balvenie" on the label will be an excellent introduction. Maybe the Doublewood. $40 bottle, and if he doesn't like that, he won't like any of it.
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Dave Hinz
U¿ytkownik "Dave Hinz" napisa³:
Friendship's not a problem, but who's going to foot the whisky bill? ;-)
Seriously, though, I think that it is one thing that has not been discussed as thoroughly and extensively as it probably should be. Namely, some of the distilleries you wouldn't write home about on the basis of their most popular, standard bottlings, can surprise you with some of their older, more rare, or independently bottled stuff. Glengoyne is one of them - I wouldn't give much for the standard 10yo (wouldn't pour it down the sink, either), but the 17yo is a rare beauty.
Other such cases include: Ardmore - my mates and I once had a blind tasting, in which an independent Ardmore easily beat Highland Park 25yo OB. Bunnahabhain - the 1987 from Murray McDavid would probably get very near my top of the tops ever. Glen Grant - they used to know how to make whisky there, back in the 1970s. Dailuaine - will bever forget a single cask version from Adelphi (1984, if memory doesn't fail me) that really brought me to my knees.
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Rajmund
Older Glen Grants, from the mid-forties through the seventies, were some of the best whiskies I have ever tasted. We still have a 30-yr. 1954 Glen Grant that is quite spectacular -- my wife's birth year bottle. Fortunately, she shares. 8;)
I once had a bottle of G&M CC 1947 Glenugie 33-yr. which was was also terrific.
-- Larry
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pltrgyst
On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Nick Cramer wondrously revealed:
}I have a friend (actually, my Nephrologist) who drinks Johnny Walker (not }sure whether it's Black or Red). I'd like to get him a Single Malt that }will give him a nice introduction to this wonderful world. I'm a peat }freak, so I disqualify myself! I'll be seeing him Monday morning. Any }suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks. } }Slainte.
Depending on how much you want to spend and what's available where you are: Tobermory 10yo; Balvenie Double Wood; The Glenlievet 12yo French Oak; The Macallan 12yo.
Dr H
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Dr H
Not sure I'd agree with you on the Doublewood - although it's a good dram it's a bit 'heavy'.
Jim
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jim
In article ,
But it is rather sweet which is good for beginners. Also, if he is a blend drinker, he will be in heaven with the Balvenie. If you want something a little more "masculine" (at the risk of being sexist). try the Glenfarclas Cask Strength ("105").
Reply to
Wayne Crannell
Heh. Yes, the 105 is a wee bit of a sherry monster. My problem with the Doublewood is that I find in a bit cloying. I'd go with the 10yo Founders instead.
Jim
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Jim

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