Hey Gents, its your boy face (cundiff5535) droppin in from Chicago! I am very new to drinking Scotch but, already addicted. To give you some quick background on myself... I was a huge shot guy and to be honest, binge drinker....I would go from Tequilla's to Jager to... really anything that I could throw down in a 1oz glass
I transitioned to Vodka and had a very nice Vodka collection (even though this wasnt always the case)! I used to just mix a lot of stuff... Kettle and____ you name it. The thing that I do not like about Vodka, is that the goal (at least for me) is to have as little taste/bite/etc as possible...
As I have gotten older, I have had a few different Bar tending jobs (side jobs)... I call it "having some skin in the game". When I say this, I mean that working in some higher end bar's, folks would often times buy me samples of alcohol instead of tipping me... With that, I have gotten to try out a good amount of different things.
Since I have a family now, a job that doesn't allow me to stay out all night, and actual responsibility... I rarely booze to get drunk... just to enjoy the taste and flavors or what I am diving into. I have found that Scotch is where its at when it comes to this!! I am very new to the game but, I think I am off on the right path (this is where you all say yep... or no, lol)?
Since I am a new guy, all I have to go on is past experience of other booze, what some of my friends tell me, and what I read online/watch online.
I will confess... I have no clue what batch numbers are yet, I don't know edict or even proper drinking glasses for specific Scotches. However-- I am getting somewhat familiar with different regions and distilleries! I by no means have that down yet but, I am hoping with you help I will learn a lot!
This brings me to what I currently own and am sipping on! I have made my buying decisions solely based on what I have tasted in the past, what I have read online, and what one friend who has been drinking scotch for a while says!
Here is whats open in my cabinet... and loving them all!
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
The Macallan 15 Oak
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Red Breast 12 (Irish Whiskey)
Woodford Double Oak (Burbon)
I would love to hear what you all think of what I have, recommendations, feedback or help with learning, etc!
I am as addicted to buying different kinds of Whiskey Scotches as I am Firearms... they can both get expensive but, are fun and worth every penny!
Looking forward to hearing and chatting with you all!