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GUEST,songbob BS: Question about Scotch (431* d) RE: BS: Question about Scotch 05 Mar 12

I don't drink as much whisky as I used to (and I never was a big toper anyway). My stomach rebels. However, I can take a little now and then, and I do drink hard cider (Strongbow and Woodchuck Dark and Dry are a coupe of good 'uns) and rum & coke (or Dark & Stormy -- dark rum and ginger beer) on hot days.

That said, my favorites have been the less-peaty ones, of which Knockando is my particular favorite. I've had MacCallan (sp?) and Cragganmore and Oban and (of course) Laphroig. In fact, we once made it a project to at least taste each of the brands mentioned in "Bottle of the Best", though we avoided, as the singer did, Teacher's, Grant's or Haig. Of the ones we did taste, Glen Farclas was top-notch, the others just okay.

Probably because my stomach demands it, I put a sliver of an ice cube (never a whole one!) in my glass. It seems to smooth things out.

I have a bottle of Tobermoray (sp?) unopened, which we're holding till we have our ritual watching of "I Know Where I'm Going," which features radio-phone messages to the Isle of Tobermoray (as well as a delightful ceilidh scene and snippets of folksong here and there). What will we encounter when we taste Tobermoray? Is it peaty, smoky, strong or smooth or what? Will I like it?


Bob Clayton

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