I have had some of the finest Scotch ever made (or so I'm told but I won't get into the story) and it still tasted bitter to me...just not my "cup of tea"...Ok, I am curious, what rates as a VERY good single malt Scotch in your book and what qualities does it posses?
Local Kroger sells some limited single barrel Knob Creek that is top notch. Definitely good sipping stuff, buy the cheaper for diluting with mixers. My wife's radio station gives Christmas gifts of Woodford Reserve to their advertisers, usually a couple bottles left over...how sad...ha ha. Blanton'$ excellentMy drink of choice is bourbon. Woodford Reserve and Blanton's being my favorites. I've had to quit buying them because I was catching my wife using my good stuff to make Whiskey Sours or mixed with ginger ale. I need to dedicate some time to filling a couple of bottles with Jim Beam so that we can both be happy and I don't have to serve a life sentence for killing her.
I don't have it often, but I judge on its smoothness, no heavy peat or too earthy but it fills with a woody flavor like one would have walking into a grandfather's well-lit wood working shop. I currently have a bottle of Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve. Previous bottle is Glenmorange and it is around 35 years aged now. I enjoy Tennesee whiskey when away from home.Ok, I am curious, what rates as a VERY good single malt Scotch in your book and what qualities does it posses?