Re: Favorite All Around Whiskey
There are paople who swear by one whisky. "JW Red" , or "Glenfiddich", or "J&B Rare" or whatever..or the adventurous drinker who just had his first Laphroaig and can taste the entire history of Scotland in one sip. But more often than not, these are folk who have one, max two, of everything in their drinks cabinet = brandy, gin, vodka, tequila, Martini, and whatever they consider the "best" whisky.
Mine was Lagavulin 16. But back then, the only other whiskies i'd tried were Oban and Glenfiddich, with Laphroaig and Macallan soon to come...
the more whiskies one tries, the more one's horizon expands, and the harder it is to name a "favourite all-rounder".
Michael Jackson called HP12 "The Greatest All-rounder..." but I don't agree. not that i don't like it...it's all down to taste.
I guess my favourite everyday, inexpensive "All around whiskey" would be a blend of Ardbeg 10, glenfiddich 15, Pulteney 12, Talisker 18, a good sherried Macallan, Lagavulin 16, Glenmorangie 'old' Portwood...and preferably bottled at 46%!!
Now THAT would be something!
But then I suppose I'd bet bored and want to savour the extremes: "Gimme the Port! gimme the peat!"
Variety is the spice of life, and the joy of whisky