A man after my own heart!
I would agree that the brandy type glass is certainly the way to go if a
'Thistle' shape variant is unavailable!
All this talk of "nectar of the gods" and no mention of my personal
Glendronach is a wonderfully complex, sherry cask cured, malt, that is
definitely for the mature palate.
I must admit that the unblemished spirit is preferable to clumsy dilution
but personally, I add just 2-3 drops of fresh spring water from an
In fact, I'm going to do just that, right now.
From: "Ian Montgomery"
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 7:28 PM
Subject: Fw: Water.
> Lagavulin, an Islay malt and a peaty one at that, definitely
> the more mature palate. I'm sure your husband will know, but malt whisky
> should be drunk from a brandy type glass thus allowing the heat from the
> hand to release the bouquet and the drinker to nose the whisky. I actually
> enjoy this as much as the drinking. Sip and roll the spirit round the
> mouth giving your receptors a good hit of the flavours. Plus of course, no
> ice and if necessary a little fresh spring water. Water is optional, some
> insist that it's necessary while I personally prefer my whisky
> For me, The Macallan, Glenfarclas and Arran single malts are the ones of
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carrie Kyle-Byrne"
> To: "Ian Montgomery"
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 4:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Water.
> hey ian....speaking of single malt whiskey......my husband (an irishman
> Cork) was given a bottle of 16yr old Lagavulin (he did a very good thing
> work). am i right in assuming this is one of the nectar's of the gods and
> should be saved for a special occassion?
> carrie kyle-byrne
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Montgomery"
> To: "Histonet"
> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 1:59 AM
> Subject: Water.
> > John made a few interesting comments regarding Welsh water but
> > beer! I always sample the local beers on my foreign travels but English
> > is the major reason I never venture over the border. It's flat, warm and
> > with a horrendous taste, it's awful. Now, mother nature gave Scotland
> > perfect water, and you can use it for silver staining, indeed
> > Gros works better with tap water than distilled. Plus of course we were
> > blessed with the ability to make the amber nectar, whisky. While other
> > claim to make the king of spirits, single malt whisky is the king of
> > >From the Orkneys to the Lowlands, Skye to Arran the distilleries
> > drink so pure and filled with complexity of flavour that a single sip
> > transports you to a world of delights.
> > It's a wet windy Sunday morning here in Scotland but as I look out
> > lounge window in the distance peeping out from the mist I can see Ben
> > Lomond, Narnain and Vorlich stretching into the distance. I agree the
> > hills are beautiful but we have mountains, awesome mountains and arctic
> > habitats over the entire Cairngorm massif. Mmm, maybe my postings on
> > were a bit harsh and the UK and it's nations are not so bad. So, if you
> > fancy spending some time here your more than welcome.
> > Ian.
> > Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> > Histotechnology,
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> > University of Glasgow,
> > Glasgow,
> > Scotland,
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