While I’m not a big whisky drinker, I’m slowly coming round to it, spurned on by the fact that it’s low-carb, fat-free and the smell always reminds me of my grandpa. Also, it’s one of those sophisticated drinks that sophisticated people drink and sophistication is something I’ll have to aspire to once my dashing good looks dry up. I’d much rather be the mysterious MILF sipping on a whisky on the rocks as opposed to sucking on a Red Square Purple Ice.
Anyway, let’s get back to sophisticated whisky, shall we? While the older, rarer and more complex tipples seemed to hit the spot with the ‘foodie’ crowd that day, I most liked Glenfiddich’s easier-drinking 15 year old Distillery Edition.
A creamy floral with spicy black pepper and fruit notes, Distillery Edition tasted ‘lighter’ than the others and, with two cubes of ice and the teensiest splash of water, it was smooth and easy to drink. A very nice ‘introductory’ whiskey, if you please and going for an affordable R479 on Bottleshop.co.za. It was the perfect accompaniment to The Roundhouse’s decadent picnic items; think truffle-infused cream cheese, blue cheese and fig pizza and avo, bacon and blue cheese chopped salads. (If, like me, you’re crazy about cheese, a The Roundhouse picnic will be right up your alley.)
To read more about the day as well as Glenfiddich’s older, rarer whiskys, pop on over to Karisa’s blog post over here.