Well this was a way to spend a nice quiet evening sampling a few Single Malts I have in the cupbord.
First up Talisker 10 year old from the Isle of Skye. A Pot still malt with a nice peaty taste with a bit of the sea.
It can have a slight medicinal overtone but it is a fine malt worthy of its reputation, not to mention neat in a glass and warmed in the hand.
Second one was Lagavulin, a 16 year old Single Malt from the Isle of Isley, another peaty one with even more a touch of the sea.
With it's additional cask aging it picked up a touch more charrachter and it too did nicely in a glass by itself warmed in the palm of the hand.
Last one tonight, I do have to get up early for work after all, was The Glenlivet 18 year old from the Great Glen, of the three it was the smoothest, peaty but lighter notes with little of the sea in its soul. Still it went down ultra smooth and left a nice finish without any burn.
Whic ine was best you ask? That you will need to find out yourself with your own taste, but these three plus Dalmore a Highland Malt are among my favorites on a chilly Autumn or winter night.
Damn fine way to explore scotlend from my hmoe.