Muskrat Portage wrote:TheLaddie wrote: Put it this way. I worked as a chef in my holidays from medical school. If I cook a meal for guests no-one is going to dare to ask me for ketchup on it...
...a chef...in my holidays from medical school...You're scaring me, I saw the "Hannibal Lecter" character in "Silence of the Lambs"
Crieftan wrote:If a guest asked for something in his whisky, I'd use a blend rather than a SMW. I'd try and convert them at some stage in the evening though :wink:
I don't think you should correct a guest, unless they are drinking copious amounts of your malt, then it's time to replace it with something else (like that bottle of Johnnie Walker Red label you got as a gift because they heard you "like scotch").
Nick Brown wrote:It's been said before, but my view of the role of the host is to make the guest feel as comfortable and as welcome as possible.
MrTattieHeid wrote:You are of course correct, Nick, but the urge to educate and share our passion is hard to shake. One must pick one's spots, and try to gauge who might be receptive. No point trying to teach anything to someone who isn't interested in learning.
"Are you interested in whisky? I take it neat myself--I find that the best way to experience the full flavor. Would you like to try it?"
And of course you can always make ice cubes that are too big to fit down your Glencairns....
BubbaC wrote:There was one jackass who pounded it like a shot though. He has not tried any of the single malts since.
Quaichuser wrote:I will suggest they try it neat, if it is not to their liking I will allow a small bit of ice.
I'd never offer my high end stuff to someone who had never had scotch before. I get a lot of converts because I will start them with a Balvenie 12 DW. (I get them hooked and then they can't go back )
If they like the DoubleWood then we can progress to a more complex scotch.
les taylor wrote:Nick Brown wrote:I don't have ice, so the question wouldn't arise.
Nick you need to get a new fridge. You've got to have ice in your Gin & Tonic.