Favorite Things: The Macallan Amber 1824 Series
If you've been following along, the favorite things series has been largely focused on sneakers and clothing. Unsurprisingly, the latter are the focal point for why I have any sort of following what so ever (my rap career was lack luster).
Today I want to mix it up, and share a favorite drink. I had the pleasure of going on one of the best trips of my life with Biotherm Homme. We rode snowmobiles, golfed on a glacier, and rode a helicopter over the Whistler wilderness. With the runner-up trip being a run to Disney World at age 10, I was completely out of my element.
One of the highlights of the trip was a Whiskey Tasting hosted by a Macallan rep. I can't remember what his position was in the company but man, this dude was a whiskey encyclopedia. I'd always enjoyed the drink, but not on a connoisseur level. I was comparing drinks to Jack Daniels while he was explaining the art of using Irish Peat to fire char barrels.
I was so engrossed in each story he told about each bottle. Just as with sneakers, a good story draws me in. I was particularly a fan of the Macallan Amber, part of their 1824 series which focuses on using color, rather than age, to describe the flavor and quality of the whiskey. The Amber bottle was by far and away my favorite shown that night, and only after the fact did I find that the Amber was one of the least expensive ($60 a bottle) as compared to the 25 year old Sherry Oak ($850 a bottle) we tried that night.
In short, The Macallan Amber is a great start to anyone looking to dive into the world of Whiskey. Like wines, Whiskey is made in countless varieties using various techniques, and I've found them to be as exciting to collect and try as sneakers.
Hopefully you enjoyed this change in pace! I have a lot of different Whiskey I've tried (may even review on here) so judging on interest you may see a post in the near future! You can find the bottle discussed in this post here: http://bit.ly/1ljnuQ1