As its been so miserable here in the Inverness, we went off to Majorca for a week and it was “scorchio”.
As usual my wife did some shopping and I found myself in liquor shops checking out the whisky.
Although the shops were dominated by blends, there were lots of malts (or malta as it says on the menu) too.
Glasgow airport was a revelation. (We could have flown direct from Inverness, but the plane was full) Glasgow had a very good choice and good prices too!
I bought a Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21YO for £40 and it was very enjoyable sitting on my hotel balcony in the evening sun sipping it. My views on whisky being a cold weather drink have now changed!!
In Palma airport, the choice was not so good and I only bought a Johnny Walker Red Label as I’d been meaning to try it for some time. Tried a 5cl of the Black Label and it was quite nice.
The most interesting whisky I saw was a Grand Old Parr which I haven’t seen in Scotland. I considered buying it, but didn’t in the end. It is the Old Parr Superior which is the JMWB 2007 whisky of the year, but Grand Old Parr gets a score of 90, so Jim likes it.
Looking in liquor shops for unusual whisky in the Med is quite a good way to take a break from the sun and I’d highly recommend it!!
What unusual whisky have you spotted in the Med and where?
(I was in Cala D’Or).
(My next island trip is working in Shetland at the end of August…..unfortunately the hotels don’t’ have balconies for sitting out in the evening.)