Jeffrey's Single Malt Page

It was a few years back that a Hungarian I know pulled me aside at a dinner party and poured me a shot of Laphroaig. I have never been the same since. For many years prior I had been a vodka drinker. That singular experience, the appreciation of the nose, the savoring of the taste, and the aftertaste, was a watershed moment. There was complexity - it was wonderful.

Single Malt Whisky, for me, is a slow pleasure enjoyed in moderation. One doesn't drink single malt to get drunk. Enjoyed this way, one also doesn't suffer the dread hangover.

Since that night I have been lucky enough to sample many fine Single Malts. In San Francisco, we are blessed to have the Edinburgh Castle Pub, which carries nearly 40 different single malts as well as a dozen or so Blended Whiskies. My favorites thus far are:

  • Lagavulin 16 yrs.
  • Oban 14 yrs
  • Bowmore
  • Glenmorangie 18 yrs.
  • I am fairly new to the appreciation of Single Malt so I shan't try to befuddle you with what amazing facts I can recite about the appreciation of Single Malt. For a wonderful introduction to the appreciation of Single Malt I would point you to the Glenmorangie WWW Home.

    Additionally, the Scotch drinking public owes a tremendous debt of gratitude and appreciation to John Butler's Malt Whisky pages, brought to by the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. There you will find among other gems, the Whisky Map of Scotland. There are notes provided in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, and Japanese at this site.