Speyside is probably the single most productive whisky region in Scotland, so that's not narrowing it down much.I bought a single malt Speyside scotch. Forgot which one it was but fuck me it's good. Also expensive.
Maker's Mark is popular because it's trendy right now. That's not to say it's a bad bourbon, far from it, it's as you say overrated. It's like back when Jack Daniels really took off in the late 90's, most of it's success was due to marketing and affordability, Maker's Mark is IMO doing the same basic thing.but the basic Maker's Mark is overrated
Jameson is quality stuff, entry level or not, I always keep a bottle on hand.Got me a bottle of Jameson today since Saint Patrick's Day is coming up and it's been a while since I've had any whiskey, so why not?
It's my favorite brand of whiskey, even if it is a more entry-level Irish whiskey.
Absolutely agree. One thing I can't stand is self appointed "Whisky Sommeliers" discovering someone is new to whisky and handing them a heavily peated Ardbeg or a cask strength Laphroaig. When they sputter and cough at what is, admittedly, a very severe dram, they perceive that all whisky tastes like a burning Band-Aid doused in rubbing alcohol, and they lose out on a varied and fascinating world of taste.It would make a great everyday dram and an even better introduction to whiskey.
They actually sued (and won) to prohibit Cuervo from using a similar seal.I'd never seen it in person (it's not super popular where I live) before I ordered it online. For whatever reason I assumed they used real wax and that this was the novelty that explained its price-point, the plastic reality feels more like a shitty children's toy. It makes budgetary sense I am sure but it's even cornier than Dalmore's plastic deer.
The Nikka Coffey Still whiskies are excellent, particularly the Coffey Malt which is becoming harder to find in the US due to it's popularity. The Coffey Grain is good to, and far more available, but not as good as the Malt. I also recently picked up a bottle of Hibiki the "Japanese Harmony" blend, and it too is excellent.Japanese whiskey goes down smooth.