About

Hi, my name is Jim and I’m a scotch addict. About a year ago, my friends introduced me to the delight that is single malt scotches and since then I haven’t been able to get enough. No other drink on the planet is as varied as scotch, no other drink on the planet is as subtle in its flavors and deep in its complexity, and no other drink on the planet can you drink for years and still learn something about. Whiskey, in all its forms, is a complex animal that hundreds of books have been written about and as a novice to the drink, I hope to learn as much as I can, as quickly as I can, and I hope you can join me on this wonderful journey.

I’m not an expert on scotch, I’m just a regular guy trying to understand a most complex drink.

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8 Responses to About

  1. Scotty says:

    I like to taste various single malts, but not sure of the pronunciations of a few scotches. Like Laphroaig etc. Any website that has this info? Thanks

    • Tim McCaffery says:

      Found a link for pronunciation off of the Wikipedia page for scotch whisky or something related. Includes two audio formats of dozens of scotch words.

  2. Tim McCaffery says:

    Enjoy whisky whether scotch, irish or american. Started w single malts at low end then father in law spoiled my taste w lagavulin. Now have a collection of twelve different kinds. Sampled a JW blend sampler from my wife and shared the 250 ml bottle of blue Johnny Walker with two friends, that was great! Now is Christmas time and found a new bottle of Balvenie finished in Caribbean rum casks, and that was Wow, smooth. Sitting here reading the tasting notes and opinions; appreciate all in good company and much mirth. Prefer my scotch outside in a southern winter night with a good wool cap from Donegal and a good short cigar from family Olivia!

    • Jim says:

      I’m a big fan of Balvenie and definitely in the rum cask finish, love rum finishes.

      • Rick says:

        I too like a caribbean finishes especially with a good 95% or greater rye. Love port finishes as well. I’ve purchased Balvenie 14 few times. Not a scotch by Angels Envy makes a Caribbean finish rye that I feel in love with but it’s expensive for a rye at $70. BTW I’m from Maryland as well : )

  3. Tim McCaffery says:

    What are your opinion on the vessel to enjoy said whisky? My father in law gave me a Waterford crystal lowball glass that is a bit large for my hand but he swears it is better to enjoy good scotch. What say ye?

    • Jim says:

      Honestly? The best vessel is the company of good family and friends.

      As for what you hold it in, make sure it’s glass and try to avoid holding the part that touches the whisky as you might warm it up with your body heat. If you can, get a tapered mouth so all the aromas are directed right into your nose and into your brainstem. :)

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