What Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Do You Drink For Your Health? (Picture)

So apparently there are some positive health benefits to drinking single malt scotch whiskey.

4. Whiskey can help prevent cancer.
5. Drinking whiskey can lower your risk of having a stroke.
6. It also may reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Moderation is key here. I frequent Scottish festivals here in Southern California and have done some Scotch tasting at them. So I thought I would expand my knowledge of Scotch by slowly trying out different ones and see what I think. I am starting with something from Highland Park and GlenDronach.

Scotch Pic

I only fill the glass about 1/3 of the way if that. I am no where near the place to give a review of either but here is one for the Highland Park 15 and one for the GlenDronach 12. In case you are wondering there is a recommended way to properly drink your Scotch.

I did notice a difference when I added a little bit of water. Different flavors were more noticeable. Also, the longer you move it in your mouth the more I noticed the nuanced flavors until it gets overpowering at the end. So I am taking recommendations from those of you who know about the different kinds of Scotch out there. This is a working man’s blog so have a budget in mind when making a recommendation. Nothing over $100 I think is a good parameter. Please submit your recommendation in the comment section.

HT: Instapundit

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4 thoughts on “What Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Do You Drink For Your Health? (Picture)

  1. I am unsure how much Whiskies will cost you as I live in England, however favourites of mine, ranked best to still-great-but-not-as-good are:

    Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban – finished in old Port barrels bringing a great taste

    Laphroaig 10 – a very strong whisky, very peaty and smoky. If you can handle this, the quarter cask version is even better, but you may need to add water to fully appreciate it. Avoid either Laphroaig if you don't like the big tastes of smoke and peat.

    Glenfiddich 15 – The Glenfiddich 10 is ubiquitous over here and some whisky lovers look down their nose at it (I quite enjoy it though!). The 15 year has more flair.

    The Balvenie Doublewood is seen as a good entry whisky, and is a good all-rounder.

    Glenmorangie 10 is a staple of mine – it's another good entry whisky, good all-round and very smooth.

    Have fun!

    • Thanks for the info. When I visited Scotland a number of years ago we took a tour of the Tomatin distillery. In terms of some being described as having a dry or smokey finish, what are you thoughts on those?

      • Personally I like them – although I have to be in the right mood. Laphroaig are the king of smoky whiskies. When I have introduced friends to different whisky, I've had them try a Glenmorangie 10 (which isn't particularly smoky but is very smooth) next to a Laphroaig 10 for comparison. The Jura Superstition is lightly peated/smoky, so good to try to see if you like that direction without being overwhelmed by the Laphroaig.

        If you want to go for other hardcore smoky bottles, the Ardbeg is also fantastic (or the special b Ardbeg version called the Uigeadail which is as powerful as the Laphroaig quarter cask), then my third pick would be the Caol Ila 12.

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