I've been into whisky for a couple of years now, but since friends, knowing that I like whisky, gave me plenty of JW Red Label, Jim Bean, Jameson, Jack Daniels as presents, I never got to really trying and tasting some nice bottles of SMSW. I didn't want to be rude, so I tried to finish every bottle given to me the past years. Not to disrespect the mentioned brands, but I recently decided that these are not why started drinking whisky in the first place.
So I went out last week and bought a bottle of Bowmore 1989 Limited Edition (the bourbon matured) and a Highland Park 18yo from 2007. These tasted pretty good, with the HP as my favorite so far, that I decided it was worth spending money on a good drink (as you all will know
). I just ordered the HP 30yo (that bottle looks absolutely amazing
) which will be delivered in a few weeks.
I was just looking for some ideas on how to get the most out of this one. Do you like this 30yo? How does it compare to the HP 18yo?
I want to expand my 'inventory' with some different whiskies to develop my personal taste, so I am also looking for some bottles that will complement the ones I've got so far. Any suggestions?