I enjoy the occasional 18 year old


Living north of the border you sort of have to have at least a couple of single malts on the go. It helps you cope with the shite weather.

At the moment I have a Bowmore 12 year-old, and an 18 year-old Caol Ila, (pron. cowell eela) a more subtle, but still peaty Islay. We are lucky enough to live near a distillery, the Glenkinchie, also one of my favourites and quite popular with our visitors too!

It is best sampled in the far north. When you experience a dreach highland day and you look out at the mist shrouded glens, a glass of single malt somehow is just the right thing, as if the atmosphere around you has infused the glass of whisky with its calling card.

2 comments:

Lesley McDade said...

Well my folks live in whiskey country in the Highlands, when I am home, my local distillery is "Ord Distillery", albeit I have never drunk any but have given a bottle as a wee pressie.

I am not a whiskey drinker, but do like a "Baileys with crushed ice".

I have tasted the Skye malts which I like for medicinal purposes - a hot toddy when I have had the flu.

Happy tippling

a.c.t said...

Almost makes me want to drink whisky, but I'm grateful that there is ONE alcoholic drink I don't like. If I start drinking that I may have to move on to meths.