Whisky to Sample this Weekend

Perhaps you may find yourself standing at the bar at some point of this weekend contemplating a whisky purchase from the back shelf. More likely than not it will be the back end of the night when you’ve decided to get a little arrogant and forget about your credit card debt. Let TVG aid you in that arduous task of selection with a couple of bottles we’ve enjoyed over the past few months, the perfect end to any night on the town, whether that be in the bar or sitting in the chesterfield in the library at your home.

Dalwhinne 15 Year

I’m not sure when I started drinking Dalwhinne, but I find it a very suitable daily dram. I’ve heard it has the reputation of being a ladies scotch because of its neat label and gentle nose.  Maybe that’s why it goes down so well. It certainly has sweet notes, honey and pear with a gentle wisp of smoke – well balanced to sniff and slightly peppery on the palate. Scotch is unbelievably opinionated, each man preferring his own brand, Dalwhinnie is one I’ve grown to enjoy and an adequate choice at any speakeasy.

Glenmorangie The Nectar D’or 12 Year

I don’t know where to start with this, arguably the easiest scotch I’ve ever drunk. It’s outrageously delicious, almost like an aperitif, very subtle. There are strong vanilla characteristics mixed with ginger and nutmeg. At the end of the day it’s just a beautiful drink benefiting immensely from its time spent maturing in French Oak. It’s always a hit among a crowd and you’ll realise that when you go to pour yourself another, only to realise it’s empty. If you are easing into scotch or just want a beautiful drink to finish the night this would be the perfect place to start.


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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