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.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Wednesday, June 21, 2006