A Scotch Watch Interlude

Well, I just couldn't resist picking this little gem up last night. Of course, I was stuck between not feeling like I deserve to try out a new Single Malt so quickly after the weekend's selection and not being in the mood to fully enjoy and document another chapter of ScotchWatch.

But in the name of giving you something of a story:

I stood in front of the display in the "LC" (that's localspeek / Trailer Park Boys' for the Liquor Commission)that once offered me scotch at 11 AM, with the Toddler hanging off my hand, coming precariously close to costing me a fortune in destroyed spirits. The Lovely Wife was strolling with Younger Son looking for a couple nice bottles of red (one checked out, the other remains to be drunk). Ready at the cash, she looked at me and said,

"You're not buying anything, right?"

Now, as a husband, this can be taken one of two ways. Either she's asking me if I'm only browsing, or she's reiterating that she really doesn't like scotch and that I'm clearly being silly by drooling over the display. I couldn't decide which, so I just gave a weak smile and shrugged. She got right to the point: "Well, I'm about to pay, so figure it out." I reached for the Macallan 10 y.o. and thought, "for $7 more, I could have the 12 year old sherry cask". And really, when you're spending $63.50 you might just as well spend $70 if the bottle's going to be as good, if not better. I did read something good about the sherry cask 12 year old, and Uncle-in-Law will probably support me choosing this bottle.

TLW didn't bat an eyelash. Probably because I took over at the cash register and let her corral the boys.

So, I guess I'm all set for the next Scotch Watch. Willing tasting compatriots should apply within.

Apparently here's what's in store:

Described by Paul Pacult, the renowned international whisky writer, in his book Kindred Spirits as: "simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around", The Macallan has justly reaped such critical acclaim. The secret of The Macallan lies in defiant adherence to traditional methods and ingredients. The continued use of finest Golden Promise barley and the insistence on the finest oak casks are just two of the pre-requisites for perfection.

Colour:Rich Gold.
Nose:Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke.
Palate:Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice.
Finish:Sweet toffee, dried fruits, lingering wood smoke and

The upcoming holiday weekend we're at the other Aunt & Uncle-in-Law's cottage. He's more of a grappa and (good) champagne guy, but really I can't stand either. I wonder if some Campari would suffice?

Posted bythemikestand at 10:14 AM  

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