Thursday, January 26

single malt flavour map -david broom

How does a beginner find their way around? The whisky industry does not help itself with its regional classifications (Speyside, for example, stretches from Glasgow to Wick, with numerous whisky styles).

[David] Broom has plotted single malts in Scotland on a grid with four co-ordinates: delicate, light, smoky, rich. The horizontal axis plots the lightness or richness and the vertical axis plots the smokiness. "There isn't a 'best malt' position on the map either – it's an unbiased plotting device," he says.
-via The Scotsman
Post-Burns night, having splashed some whisky on haggis (not kidding), have been digging through this guy's stuff. Published author in his field and general go-to for whisky knowledge. Like the map/taste idea above. He talks about it below.


tinder said...

this guy rocks the whisky trail

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

I would actually put the Oban 14 down between the Clynelish 14 and the Glen Elgin 12, but I have the palate of a doormat. As for Glenfarclas, the 10 better than the 12, and cheaper.

Went back for lunch yesterday because the haggis, neeps, and tatties were on the menu... but I had them sans whisky splash.