Having a scotch blog isn’t all decades-old drams and scantily clad whiskeyettes doing suggestive dances in your face while you wax poetic on the emotional evocativeness of different phenols and long molecules in a fine glass of grain distillate. It’s mostly that, obviously. BUT SOMETIMES IT’S THIS. Exactly like a trench runner falling on a
An honest to god rye. Dillon’s White Rye is unaged, so it’s not legally a whisky, but it’s way more of a rye than anything called “Canadian Whisky”. If you order a rye and coke, or a rye and ginger, chances are you’re being given Canadian Club or Crown Royal, both of which are predominantly
Just got back from a pile of drinks with NG at the Fox & Feather on Elgin. I had a Talisker 10y, a Cragganmore 12y and a Balvenie 12y… followed by an Irish Carbomb (because tomorrow’s SPD) and a rye sour. My stomach feels pretty North Channel at the moment – choppy and mostly liquor.