Scotland's National Day in honor of its patron, St. Andrew, is gone and the best way to celebrate it that I can think at this point (and please, do not ask me what time of the day I'm writing this post or you are going to draw some conclusions) is with good local whisky. Let's get a list of perfect Scotch to celebrate, to make a present or to end the day enjoying the relaxation.
For the exquisite ones:
The Glenrothes 1998: the complexity of this whisky contrasts with its velvety finish that makes it a delight for the palate. A treat to taste while watching the bottle, so characteristic, with that shape which reminds gemstones.
Famous Grouse Gold Reserve 12 Years: a favorite in the area and one of the selected by big whisky connoisseurs.
Balvenie 21 Years Portwood: simply delicious. There might be those who believe it is a crime what I am about to say, but if we add a splash of water, it tastes even better.
For the traditional ones:
Chivas Regal 12 Years: carefully elaborated blended Scotch whisky. I could not miss it in our list of whiskeys from this part of the world.
Macallan 12 Years Fine Oak: the pleasure of tasting one of the best representatives of whiskys from the Speyside region. It comes from a distillery that has not stopped producing single malts since 1824.
Johnnie Walker Red Label: do not forget that apart from the typical Red Label, there are many other options perfect for the most demanding consumers: Black Label, Green Label, Gold Label, Blue Label Reserve or Swing. And for the demanding ones who also have money enough: Johnnie Walker Blue Label 200 years.
For the cool ones:
Highland Park 12 Years: It is true that we have two other options: 18 and 40 years, but I think that in this whisky twelve years are enough to offer its most delicate, smooth and balanced side.
Bruichladdich Sherry Classic: I love its looks which are far from the typical presentation we can see in other whiskys. While tasting, I liked of it that touch of sherry?s dry fine wine and its Andalusian character, on nose and palate.
Glenmorangie The Nectar d'Or: a truly unique version of the classic whisky from the house. For me the best is its finish in which you can discovere fruity notes of mocha and cinnamon. The Sauternes wood can be the culprit of this great Scottish success.