There’s a chill in the air and it’s the perfect time for Scotch!! We carry a wide variety of Scotch – one for every different type of drinker. They can be single malt or a blend of several. People tend to think that Scotch can only be expensive and that is just not true. It is a very affordable and approachable spirit. It is a great gift (The holidays are just around the corner) and a fun spirit to collect.
Here are 4 great bottles that we carry and they are all under $30:
1. Black Bottle – $17.99
It is a blend of all 7 Islay single malts
Created in 1879 – They must be doing something right
Has a beautiful golden color some sweet notes and a warm, smoky and peaty finish that is not overdone.
2. Scottish Leader Blended – $ 15.99
Combination of single malt and grain whiskey
Beautiful aromas with a light peatiness
Starts off slightly sweet, but has a nice finish with a hint of peat.
3. Deanston Virgin Oak – $27.99
“Un-chill” filtered – The Scotch will get slightly cloudy when water or ice is added.
They use new oak barrels that are made in the USA – This is the 1st time they are used.
The new oak gives a hint of lemon zest and a touch of barley sweetness.
The taste is a nice blend of sweet notes with a lightly spicy finish with a bit of peat.
4. Glen Moray 10 year – $28.99
It is a Speyside single malt
It is aged in Chardonnay casks
The taste is rich and fruity and has a slight toastiness on the finish.
Great for wine drinkers!!!
A few things to keep in mind:
- Don’t sip Scotch like wine – When you take in too much air with Scotch, you will get the burn in your throat.
- Adding just a splash of water will “open up” your Scotch. The aromas and flavors will become much more enjoyable.
- Have fun and Enjoy!!
Denise Barthel, Assistant Store Manager