I do not believe in any way it is an overstatement to say that Scotch Whiskey is one of the fine pleasures of life. It's taste demands acquiring but the effort is oh so worth it. When it comes to familiarizing oneself with the liquor, most advise against smoky aromas in favour of more traditional ones.
From my personal experience, such statements do not fit everyone. I personally
needed the uniqueness of earthy smoky flavours to surpass my disdain of high
alcohol concentrations. The first Scotch I ever truly enjoyed was the
Today, my horizons in terms of Scotch have widened and I no longer need
smoke to enjoy my liquor. As a matter of fact my favourite is now the
In the wonderful world of liquor, it truly isn't about the end, but about the journey. One must admit what he enjoys, and be open to have his opinions altered. Perhaps this applies to more than just Scotch...