My parents have an unopened bottle of Glenfiddich bought in 1985. I've been dropping hints that they should leave it to me in their will. I'm guessing that it'll go down like honey....
Sadly whisky only improves with age when it's in its cask. Unlike beer and wine, once it's bottled it stays as it was.
Have tried many a single malt but still nowhere near enough to call myself an expert. But I do seem to go back to the same three malts every time when buying for myself. And I'm an Islay man: Talisker, Laphroaig and Caol Ila.
Whyte and Mackay is my favourite of the cheaper whiskys and Paddy for the Irish stuff. Makers Mark if someone was to make me drink a bourbon.
And water vs. neat. - it depends what mood I'm in. As I'm a creature of habit with the whiskys I know well - it's usually neat as I know what to look out for in the flavour. For tasting new one's I'd probably add a little water.
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