I want to try a scotch - I've heard Monkey Shoulder is a good starter scotch. Opinions??????????
Are scotchs generally smoother than Bourbons?
So, what's your favorite???
Impossible to name a favorite for me, as many, if not all, of the "nectar of the gods" scotches were one dram of a shared bottle, long since finished.
That is the mystery of single malt scotch whisky. There are dozens if not hundreds on the shelf in a good liquor purveyor. Blends are mixed from different distilleries, and change constantly to reach a target taste, so will remain similar in taste year over year.
I prefer single malts, and even more cask strength / single barrels, as they are guaranteed to be different over time, and give you the opportunity to taste the whisky before a marketing department decides to change it.
But Monkey Shoulder is one of the best bar blends, and many of my crew keep it as their bar scotch for an introductory bottle. My "intro" bottle for new folks is Balvenie 12 year old DoubleWood. Pity is that it has risen in price more than a bit lately.
Come to a GFMPH. I usually do a scotch tasting on Saturday night with a box of custom, organic, hand made cigars on the bar as well. If it is driving distance for me, the selection is better
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