Originally Posted by jwise
So, as best as I can remember, here is the rankings of a novice whisky drinker:
The ones she LIKED:
1) Balvenie 21yr Portwood
2) Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel
3) Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask
4) Glenrothes Select Reserve
The ones she would drink again:
5) Chivas 12yr
6) Tomatin 12yr
7) Famous Grouse
The ones she NEVER wants to drink again:
8) Cragganmore 12yr
9) Cutty Sark (hahaaha!)
10) Buffalo Trace (bourbon)
11) Knob Creek 9yr (bourbon)
After that night, she's tried Highland Park 12yr, Bunnahabhain 12yr, and The Dalmore Gran Reserve, and she liked each of them!
Well, for this OUTSTANDING achievement, I gifted her with the 3-bottle sample pack from The Balvenie. She deserves it!
I would be very curious as to her reaction had you poured her a dram of Ardbeg 10 or similar.
Interesting that she didn't like the Cragganmore. That was one of my first bottles of single malt and I find it very palatable, along with the Balvenies listed (I have the Caribbean Cask and Single Barrel also). I see you lined up the ones you figured she'd like though. It's always fun to throw a curveball in there (like a massive Islay)
Currently I'm nursing a Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or and seems it might be up her alley!