ScotchFilter: Help me introduct my girlfriend to Scotch whisky.
October 14, 2011 10:34 AM Subscribe
What's a good Scotch to introduce someone to the wonders of Scotch whisky?
posted by asnider to food & drink (55 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend has recently discovered that she has a taste for whisky. She has taken to Canadian whisky after years of avoiding it. It seems that her tastes have changed and now she's a whisky drinker (mostly in cocktails, but nevertheless, she's drinking whisky instead of just wine and beer).
Since she is now comfortable with rye, I figured this might be an opportunity to introduce her to Scotch. She has previously not been a big fan of Scotch and sometimes didn't even like to sit beside me if I had been drinking a particularly peaty Scotch (she didn't like the smell). She's now willing to try as long as I pay for it (in case she still doesn't like it).
What is a good introductory Scotch? I tend to like the really peaty, smoky stuff and have since pretty much the beginning of my Scotch drinking days, so I don't really have a good baseline for introductory whiskies.
I'm thinking that I should choose something smooth and not too smoky to start her off with, and then we can move into bolder whiskies if she finds that she enjoys Scotch.
Recommend me some good whiskies to introduce someone to Scotch whisky!