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In Praise Of Scotch Whisky

Bunnahabhain (boon-a-havn). First step to heaven. The mildest of the Islay options, for those who wish to tread softly into peat and smoke.Glenmorangie (glen-mor-n-jey). The Lasanta. WOW! My default choice.Auchentoshan. Rare in many ways. One of the few distilleries operating in Scotland's Lowland region. Triple distilled. Subtle.The Famous Grouse. A blend, including The Macallan and Highland Park.Bowmore (boh-mor). Legend. 10 years old. Smokey extravaganza! One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and the oldest Islay single malt. My favorite top-off after whatever whisky I'm drinking on a particular evening.Aberlour. An ultra-dark speyside, aged 12 years in oak and sherry casks. Ooooh so smooth!Old Pulteney. 12 years old. Clean and smooth as you would expect from a maritime offering.Tamdhu. A delicious Speyside offering that tastes a bit like my favorite Glenmorangie The Lasanta. Used extensively in blends, including The Famous Grouse, J&B, and Cutty Sark. Apparently t…