Recommendations similar to Genmorangie Nectar D'Or
For some reason I felt like explaining my initial experience. If you just want to know what my question is scroll down a bit.
My wife and I have just stepped into the world of scotch whisky and I must say, "Incredible."
I first tried scotch whisky at a friend's bachelor party. I can't remember what it was called but it was something "black label". It was on ice, and at the time I thought it was amazingly smooth. Later I realized that whatever I was drinking was ruined. I smelled nothing and tasted nothing and all I got in return was a burning finish.
Wanting more of this amazing drink (little did I know, haha) I went to my liquor store and figured I should just find a decently priced bottle and go from there, seeing what I liked. I read quite a few labels and browsed around and the Black Grouse caught my attention. I asked the clerk if this was a good choice and when her response was that she **** a lot of it so it must be I put it back. I live in a somewhat "hick/redneck" (no offense, anyone) so the thought of this being the big seller told me it was likely just a nice "get drunk" whisky. Not what I was looking for. I was then recommended a 4 bottle Glenmorangie sample box. Holy smokes!
Yesterday I purchased a bottle of the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. I really enjoyed this from the sample box. It was perplexing because I couldn't pick out any of the flavors that I was told I would (from Glenmorangie's webpage) but knew they had to be somewhere in this pleasantly-drowning golden liquid. I accepted the challenge.
My wife and I really loved the Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or. Mainly the finish with its insanely noticeable almond and vanilla flavors (which my wife picked out after the first sip--I was impressed). I have read that the drink is a bit light though. I'm on a quest for flavor! My wife also enjoyed the Lasanta while I favored the Quinta Ruban. What would you fine people recommend that would have a similar experience to these? I'm not made of money and the Quinta Ruban set me back about $50. I've quickly realized that I need to research and sample before I go tossing money at bottles--which I will gladly do for the right scotch!