Greetings, loyal minions. Your Maximum Leader got an interesting mailing yesterday. It was from The people at invited your Maximum Leader to a scotch tasting — in New York City and offered to send him a “journal” in which he can write his thoughts down on the various scotches of which he partakes.

It seems as though is run by the people who import a number of whiskys into the US. Among the brands they are promoting are: Lagavulin, Oban, Talisker, Cragganmore, Caol Ila, Dalwhinnie, Clynelish, and Glenkinchie. Your Maximum Leader has heard of and consumed all of these except Glenkinchie. Have any of you, his loyal readers, ever had any of this scotch? It is described as a mild lowland scotch. Not lots of smoke. Very smooth and light. Apparently it is distilled near Edinburgh. Your Maximum Leader might try and find some, but a recommendation from a trusty reader might hasten him to the liquor store.

By the way… Cragganmore is one of your Maximum Leader’s favorite whiskies. He is quite fond of Talisker (18 year old) as well. But the Cragganmore has a depth of flavor that appeals to him.

For those of you who are interested… You can visit this link and sign up to get your own free scotch tasting journal.

And in case you are wondering… Sadly, your Maximum Leader is receiving no compensation of any sort for this plug…

Carry on.

SeaDragon said:

I’m a MacCallan (18) man, myself, especially with a fine maduro figurado. But I’ve had the Glenkinchie as well, and found it quite enjoyable.

I’m partial to the Islays — Caol Isla, Ardbeg, Laphroaig — the peatier, smokier, more phenolic war whiskies.

JC said:

Glenkinchie is/was my ex-wife’s favorite scotches. A little thin for my taste, but at the time a serious bargain.

Mr. Mo said:

I’ve never come across a bottle myself, but in 2006 the magazine Malt Advocate came across a bottle of Glenkinchie Distiller’s Edition and their tasting notes said: “Matured in amontillado casks. Pleasantly fresh, briny, and yeasty, which works nicely with the atypical toffee and nutty notes. Glenkinchie’s dry, grassy character emerges occasionally, as does some delicate background spice and a hint of lime. Pretty hefty stuff for a Lowland malt.”

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