My annual Scotch Tasting – an invite only event for between 8 and 12 of my personal friends – took place a few weeks ago. The long term attendees have developed a taste for Scotch over the years, but are by no means regular Scotch drinkers – so I try to mix it up each year with new and interesting things – some things they’ve likely never been exposed to before.
This year I presented seven whiskies in the following order.
(Remember, when hosting your own tasting, it is a good idea to present the whisky by
flavor, from lightest to strongest):
Famous Grouse – I wanted to show these guys that there is nothing wrong with a blend – as long as it’s a good blend. And Famous Grouse IS a good blend. I wanted to show how a quality blend can have complexity and still be under $20 a bottle. We tried the Famous Grouse neat and then as a mixed drink, with a lightly flavored Ginger Ale (Canada Dry). Great both ways.