but if she likes sherry, what about the obvious??
Macallan sherry Oak - 12 over there(10 here is standard). Even better, the 18.
she might even like the lesser sherried Mac Fine Oak 15(probably the best of the fine Oak series)
Or a Glenfarclas? 15 is really nice..
...or the newish Glenmorangie Lasanta? The sherry is a bit more subdued and delicate than the Mac...maybe halfway between the "sherried" Macs and the FO 15.
A very nice dram particularly on what Jim Murry calls the "mouth arrival."
At christmas i was given my first bottle of bourbon, which II've never particularly taken to.
Like you I spend much of my time "on Islay" though I enjoy my "onshore" excursions!
But I'm relly enjoying this "Woodford Reserve" .
Last Saturday I was offered a dram of a lowland scotch I hadn't had in a while, the "Auchentoshan Three Wood."
I was amazed how much it reminded me of the Woodford Reserve! Smoky, toffee, sherry...i could go on. Not a typical Lowland malt, or even a typical Auchenotshan by any means, but this could well be worth a punt...
The first recommendation I made was 'Laddie 10yo. He said it was too peaty !! He does like the 17yo OB a lot though abd bought a couple of bottles, so I can definitely recommend that.
Otherwise I'd say:
Bladnoch - (as others have said)
Glengoyne 10yo - very light, no peat.
Glen Elgin 12yo
Personally I would avoid Glenkinchie 10yo OB. It may be a lowlander but it is pretty hot and forgettable.
Tyrconnell Single Malt from cooley
but seriously......... consider it....
I have lost all belief in regional styles. I don't think Bladnoch is like Rosebank at all. Then again, why would a whisky from the Machars taste anything like one from beautiful downtown Falkirk?
It's not simply about the citrus and spice characteristics (as others have already pointed out here) the two often share, but also the floral/herbal aspects - a key, as far as I'm concerned, to what makes Rosebank what it is (was). And a good Bladnoch (especially with a bit of age on it and a decent bottling strength) should offer up an attractive 'garden mélange' in abundance.
But if you're watching, there ARE bourbon barrelled malts that masquerade as Bourbons!
Glen Moray Mountain Oak is (was) an example. I currently have open the gift of a 15 YO cask strength Japanese whisky that is VERY bourbonish...
I'm wondering if the lass would go for Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or? Very sweet with sandalwood and spices.
But this thread started 2 years ago, By now she may be downing Ardbeg by the gallon along with her man, who knows?
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