The day after the Pine Island tasting is now deemed Scotch tasting day. My cousin Jim, who does enjoy his wine, also enjoys Scotch; his buddy Roger, who also enjoys a good glass of wine (or two) is also a Scotch drinker … last year in response to two happenings they decided it was time to get a Scotch tasting together: 1) they both really enjoy Scotch and 2) I don’t and they were determine to turn that around.
Last year, Jim assembled 8 Scotches, which we tried and ranked – I was not a fan of any. This year he assembled 10, mostly single malt (though he does throw in a few ringers just to see how they stack up) and once again we sat around and talked about them, ranking as we went. This year I found three that were of interest, or, with a little water or an ice cube or two I could actually settle into a chair at the end of the night and enjoy instead of gagging and wishing I were somewhere else. Below a listing of the 10 “Scotches” – in the order we tasted them – from this year’s “Scotch on the Rock” (as it has now been christened) tasting and my notes on each. Remember that I am not a Scotch drinker, nor would I say I am a Scotch taster - I’m in this to learn and have fun: ... (Read the list of Scotches tasted and my top three by clicking here)
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