Do you remember your first time? Which one was the sexy blonde that turned you to single malts? Which one was your first whisky?
I have to make a confession.
My first whisky was a Chivas Regal 12 years old and the experience was so awful that I stopped considering whisky for around two years.
How to explain the way I felt… I was expecting a nice sexy whisky and found something like this
At the time I tasted Chivas 12yo it was a big investment for me, around €30, so my face of astonishment when I tasted the beverage was memorable.
Years later, someone talked me about a Macalan whisky that was the very best whisky in the world and luckily in one of my visits to Gibraltar I saw it on a shop, a Macallan 12 years old Elegancia for €50, which I now know it was a rip-off…, so I asked the guy if it was good and he told me that it tasted like whisky but sweeter. I liked sweet drinks do I decided to buy it.
The rest is history. Drink turned into hobby, hobby into passion, and passion into madness.
Was such thing in your whisky travel? I would love to read about it.