Hello all. First off, thanks up front for helping me out. I've been lurking and reading the archives for awhile & it's high time I settle in and start contributing to a message board.
I'm throwing "Scotchtoberfest 2009" & need to rank the tasting order of 10 bottles (!). Not everyone will be tasting every bottle, to keep it sane.
Even though I'm far from a scotch expert, every year or so I throw a scotch tasting. We consider ourselves "scotch curious". We each bring our own bottle, "present it" in order, & we taste & compare. One married couple actually met each other at one of these tastings. It works out really well and a lot of scotch drinkers are born this way. It's usually the one party everyone talks about all year. The enthusiasm is high, one guy even printed Scotchtoberfest t-shirts this year. They look pretty bad-ass actually. And of course nobody drives afterward.
So here's my tentative ordering of the bottles, what do you think?
1) Scapa 14
2) Macallan 12
3) Glenmorangie - The Nectar D'Ã’r (NAS)
4) The Balvenie DoubleWood 12
5) The Balvenie PortWood 21
6) Highland Park 12
7) The Glenlivet NÃ durra 16
8. Laphroaig 10
9) Lagavulin 16
10) Caol Ila 18