Tonight, I am sitting in my living room listening to a combination of Christmas music and my wife's LCO (like PTO) school moms chattering in the kitchen/dining table area.....last night I pulled out Stagg....wow, high proof and a real tongue number. Tonight, I went for a nice and easy lowland malt...Glenkinchie 10....lightly peated..not too dissimilar from Glenfiddich or Glenlivet....enjoyable..not an assault on your mouth.
Oh well....maybe all the chattering noise will make be reach for something else!...but something mellow was on my mind.
From the Glenkinchie site....tasting notes:
10 Year Old Lowland, 43% vol
Rich gold - Chardonnay
Fresh. Citric (tangerines). Green grass, with some moss, hay and light cereal notes. Also faintly floral - like summer meadows.
(dilute) Similar to unreduced nose, but becoming lightly estery (solvent), with a delicate whiff of smoke.
Good balance of primary flavours. Fresh and clean; hint of Sugar Puffs (brand) but the overall impression is dry - positive. There is an interesting hint of ginger in the finish, which is dry."
This site has excellent tasting note graphics for a variety of Scotch whisky.