Everything I have,
Everything I own,
All my mistakes, man, you already know,
I wanna be free.
I recently hosted a private world whisky tasting with friends and family. We went through a lineup of single malts from St. Louis, Missouri (J.J. Neukomm, cherry wood smoked), Tasmania (Sullivan's Cove American Oak), India (Amrut Fusion), Japan (Hakushu 12yo), and Scotland (SCN bottlings of Glen Moray and Laphroaig). It is telling that this whisky was the biggest crowd pleaser, the real highlight of the evening. As I make my notes on this whisky (in between grilling up some St. Louis ribs), you should know that this bottle screams typical Single Cask Nation in its approach. At only 6 years old, this is a completely different Laphroaig than you're used to. I famously describe it as "the naked Laphroaig," naturally beautiful, ready for the artist's sketch. It is Laphroaig at its most elemental, without any pretext or assumption.
I don't want to tease too much, but I just can't help myself as I'm sampling whiskies and grilling away. The whisky fairy came today :-) Stand by for my notes on this sherry bomb Glen Moray!