I am new member from Charlotte, North Carolina, in the good ol’ south of the USA. Originally from Los Angles, I have been all over the place. One of my stops, gratefully, was Omaha, Nebraska, home of the famous Dundee Dell. With over 400 malts and monthly tastings, I was able to learn a bit.
So, now I am officially obsessed with single malts, and have tasted about 150 in the last few years. For fun, here is my top ten list.
95 Ardbeg Provenance 1974 (55.8%, OB)
95 Port Ellen 16yo Dist. 1980, Cask 89/5891/20 (59.3%,Signatory)
94 Laphroaig 30yo (43%, OB, circa 2000)
93 Glenfarclas 21yo Square Bottle (55.5%, OB)
93 Brora 21yo 1981 (46%, Signatory, The Un-Chillfiltered Collection, Cask 1586, Bottle 594)
93 Lagavulin 16yo (43%, OB, 2004)
92 Clynelish 29yo 1972 (56.3%, Cadenhead)
92 Lagavulin 12yo (43%, OB, 80s, 50ml)
92 Highland Park 34yo 1971 Single Cask (53%, OB, Binny's Select )
92 Port Ellen 13yo 1982 (43%, Hart Brothers)
I look forward to getting to know people here, learning from you all, and would eventually love to meet some trading partners here in the US, or even find a few local malt lovers (I have been here a year in NC). I have a few people that I trade with, a wonderful way of maximizing precious resources. A bit more about me, for info, I am a professor of social work, 40yo, wife and kids, and love to travel in Latin America. To date, no travel to the Scotland, let’s hope soon.