Last month, I attended a tasting for The Macallan Scotch. As Pam said:
Going to learn about “The Macallan.” If it as a “the” it has to be amazing, right?
This guy sure thinks so:
He’s Marc Laverdiere, Scotch Whisky Ambassador for The Macallan. He told us all about the art of Scotch making.
— have already done such a good job of blogging his lesson, I’ll just share a few slightly-less-important things I learned:
Satan himself is involved in the distilling process.
I kid you not:
Scotch lends itself well to unusual pairings
Or at least Sass thought so.
Iceball making devices have been invented already
It’s a really mind-blowing process. You simply set a block of ice in this copper thingamajig:
And through the magic of science and specific heat you get something like this a few seconds later:
Again, because of physics, it takes longer for the ice to melt, keeping your drink cooler and less water-logged:
Talking about Scotch can often be misconstrued
Karly noted a few:
“the wood has nothing more to give”- “At first the wood is generous, over 20 years the spirit could overcome the wood”
“you have yet to put your lips on the liquid, and it does not matter”
Over time, the liquid will penetrate the wood”
“part your lips when you smell, and then – have fun”
Scotch plays well with light
And if this blog post spurred you into making a trip or three to the LCBO, the nice folks at Matchstick want you to tell them a thing or two.