Let's talk about Scotch Whisky
December 3, 2010 8:31 AM Subscribe
posted by Stagger Lee (99 comments total)
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on Metafilter, we unearthed hundred year old scotch. So let's talk about scotch.
There's a lot to say.
It's a drink with a long history
. Iain Banks
wrote a book
on it. And of course, Michael Jackson
wrote THE book
on it. Sadly, Michael Jackson(not the singer) passed away, and there's been some debate about who
is going to carry on his legacy, if anyone
Maybe the web is better suited to the constantly changing world of whisky. Or maybe you're not ready to buy a book. Luckily there are beginner's guides
out there for free. Or you could just AskMetaFilter, they've discussed this a few
Before you plunge into the tasting notes
, and reviews
, maybe start by learning how
to taste it. But how do you buy it without embarrassment yourself at the liquor store? Here's a guide to pronouncing all of those Scottish distillery names
Bottle in hand, you're ready for a drink. But the controversy isn't over. To water? To ice?
How about circular ice?
Or better yet, chilled marble cubes?
And if there's any left over, you'll need to know how to store it.
And for the sake of us pedants out there, please stop spelling it "whiskey."