My first was a Glenfiddich no-age-statemnt fed me by a girl friend before we went to bed...did nothing for me but get me drunk enough to....
But it was a gift, or should i say "bribe' (geezer wanted me to play some toons at his party so offered me a litre bottle of this whisky with a funny name...i liked the label and accepted)
it was Lagavulin 16...from the moment i opened that bottle and took a sniff, i was intrigued...and now i'm addicted.
Amazing that such a smoky, complex and initially mysterious whisky should be so many people's entry into this wonderful world!
Oiler_Kiwi99 wrote:peergynt323 wrote:Oh to live in the UK. What will a dram cost you in a bar over there?
We sell our malt of the month (Glen Garioch 15yo this month) for £1.50 for a 25ml and £2.50 for 50ml. Our cheapest blend is at £1.90. Pot still has Bowmore 12yo for £1.95 for a 35ml measure
I'm amazed. The margins they collect on whisky here are criminal.
Local CA beers can be found for $4-5 a pint, but it's hard to find a _drink_ that costs less than $6. Scotch whisky is usually $8 and upward for a measured ounce.
Reggaeblues wrote: My first was a Glenfiddich no-age-statemnt fed me by a girl friend before we went to bed...did nothing for me but get me drunk enough to....
...go to sleep and leave her alone...or is that just my missus...?
Mine was a Laphroaig 10yo. Put me off for a long time until I eventually got used to my Dad's Glenfiddich. Like many of the posters above I started to take my dram really seriously on my first taste of Lagavullin 16yo.
Note: I did not even know the difference between a blend and a single malt then ..... I sometimes I still don't unless I read the label
I trully got hooked on single malts at a tasting at Clancy's in Tilburg, Netherlands (Great place 250+ malts to choose from and tastings every wednesday) and funny enough it was a tasting of all the Connemmara expressions. (I guess it wasn't that odd since it was an Irish Pub) The next week I trully got hooked when the bar owner put together a special tasting for me that was the alternatives to the common bar malts, Balvenie 10 yrs, Caol Ila 12 yr, Glenfarclas 10 yrs and one last one I can't remember.
The funny thing is I've now visited all these distilleries and they are some of my favorite drams.
we would drink it with ice! in summer.
Then my brothers girl friend got a job for the distributor of diagio.
We got the classic malts very cheap.and the ice disappeared.
Lagavulin 16 was the one that got my interest going, then it slowly followed to whatever new i could try.
A retailer that had a good selection was brought out by a big liquor chain and they reduced and cleared all the malts. I spent as much money as i could afford at the time ( for fear of not being able to get the malts anywhere else )close to 20 bottles.
That was the start of my obsession
My first malt was a present from my missus, Laphroaig 10. When I tasted it I thought - what the hell have you bought! By the end of the bottle I was hooked.
The first single malt I ever tried was Laphoaig 10, and I quickly followed it with a Bowmore Cask Strength. Had I not already been drunk and numb when I started on the whisky that night in Harrogate, I might never have fallen prey to the whisky bug.
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