The guest author is long-time friend (and now international linguist) Sam Ronicker. I have known Sam since 1997, and although we haven't seen each other for a few years, our conversation was revived with a quality, aged tonic.
Please take some time to check out Sam's Blog: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Now...on to the Scotch
[photo credit sam ronicker]Sam writes:
I taste-tested this single malt scotch whisky Glenmorangie Original at Taguchi beach park this evening. While I like the taste and may add it to my regular scotch collection, it doesn't have enough bite for my preference. I like biting scotch and this particular single malt it a bit too smooth and sweet for me. A bit of a floral taste sweeter than other single malts I've tasted.
It does, however, have a beautiful look, especially in the warm glow of the setting sun over the East China Sea. It has a bit of a woody taste to it---which isn't unusual for single malts and it is quite smooth. Glenmorangie is not the smoothest taste I've had but pretty good. I definitely will look forward to having more. Don't worry the bottle and glass, they survived the trip to the beach and I am actually sitting at my desk enjoying another glass as I write this.
Whatever the case, if you're looking for a clean single malt to go with a premium cigar (which I don't have, because I haven't found a good cigar shop here on island yet) just to sit back and enjoy the original Glenmorangie. You will not be disappointed.