Re: WM67 Round Table Questions
1. I have no deep knowledge of blends, though I know what I have come to enjoy. Blackbush, already mentioned here, stands out for me, as do JW Black and Gold.
2. No! I don't believe blends neccessarily help people into the world of whisky. I had no affinity with whisky, that hot, spirity tasting stuff that got you drunk rather quickly, if not as pleasantly as tequila... until I discovered the aladdin's cave of flavours within the world of malts... and my fascination began with the heavier peaty kind.
when I first experimented with blends, having got into malts, I could taste them OK, but they seemed thin, unsubtle and unchallenging by comparison with the singles...I'm talking standard Bell's , Grouse etc. I have since discovered blends I really like, as mentioned above, and have bought the odd bottle...but I have only known friends convert to whisky via malts. In general, they will move from Glenmorangie to Talisker in about a year!!