3 12 Year Whiskeys You Need to Try This Month
Whiskey has found a new generation of lovers. Just like the beer industry, many people are opening up micro distilaries for whiskey. This is not allowing us to try amazing single malt, small batch whiskeys. Whether you are looking for something that is going to punch you in the gut or something on the sweeter side, this is the perfect list for you.
Macallan 12 Year
This brand is branded as scotch since it is produced in Scotland. Macallan is the type of scotch you go for if you are trying to have a nice relaxing time. The 12 year goes down exceptionally smooth compared to other brands like Glenfiddich which packs a ton of spice and peat. It can run you a good amount of money based on the state you are in but it is worth it. Even if you do not want to end up with a huge bottle they also sell smaller 350ml bottles. Some Borkum Riff Pipe Tobacco typically goes well with this whiskey. That tobacco has a slight whiskey flavor so naturally they will pair well together.
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Yr
Japan is not just known for being the birthplace of Saki. Over the last decade Japanese whiskey has become some of the most sought-after stuff. If you went to Japan years ago you would find out that all of the whiskey distilleries were sending all of there stuff to larger companies like Glenfiddich. However, there whiskey is some of the best in the world which drove up prices significantly since most of the small batches were being sent to the larger companies. This is actually a common practice for distilleries. If you go to where the Bullit bourbon factory is you will find nothing. This is because all of their bourbon is outsourced.
Balvenie 12 Yr
Balvenie is based in Scotland just like Macallan. Since a whiskey has to be from Scotland to be called Scotch we can classify it as that. This is going to be a sweeter whiskey with notes of vanilla and honey on the nose and it is going to be extremely smooth on the palate with a special nuttiness that you will notice. Of course whiskeys can taste different to everyone based on their palates.
Good whiskey is whiskey that you like. It does not matter if you choose a twenty-dollar bottle or a thousand dollar bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. It is all based on your preference.