Originally Posted by blackjet
Gidday from Australia,
My best mate and myself had decided to buy a bottle of JWblue for NYE this year.
I have been turned off by the idea because I think I will be paying for the hype $200AUD.
So I have been researching Single Malts over the past few days, now I am really confused!!
Whilst doing my research I have decided that any Scotch from Islay may be to strong for us beginners.
I also think that anything from the Lowland region may be a little to subtle for us.
My idea of what I want to try in a single malt would include descriptions like ,
Smooth, Smokey, complex aromas, somewhat sweet, not hot or pep reservepery, and definitely individual.
I am willing to pay up to $200AUD for this pleasure.
I know I am asking a lot, and also it may have already been covered in this forum. But I am running out of time fast.
Any Help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Regards and Thank You
For starters JW Blue is a blend! It is not a single malt by any means - it can be a blending of single malts from various distilleries but not from a single distillery in and of itself.
If its avaialable 'down under' consider the Glenfiddich 15 yr. solera reserve.
Its not too expensive, about $45 US and is smooth and the sherry finish makes a nice intro to the world of single malts.
Have a happy New Year by all means.