Re: Scotch Drinkers
I believe if you are getting seriously in to scotch you are going to want to learn about single malts.
Although not a real scotch fan- I prefer the lighter and smoother taste of Irish whiskey to scotch- I've had my fair share of them and because there are so many it's pretty tough to provide any kinds of recommendations other than to just go to a bar and try some. Generally, single malts are divided into regions, like highland, lowland, island, etc., so I'd say you will want to know where a particular one comes from if you try it, so that you can start to get a better sense for the qualities and characteristics of the geographic areas. My guess is that the most familiar to us in the states are from the Highlands, like Oban, the McAllan, Glenmorangie, and the Spey Sides, like Glenfiddich, Cardhu, Craggenmore and the like. I've had all these and you're likely to find them in any bar worth its salt in single malts.
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