I’m not a huge whiskey drinker, if I’m being honest, but I’ve dabbled with a dram or two in my time and I do enjoy it. I’ve had very good and very poor, and everything in between. That being said, Father’s Day is coming soon and a fine Scotch might very well be an ideal gift. Most dads I know don’t care about clothes or candy, shoes or ties. Maybe it’s time you asked…what kind of scotch drinker is dad? I think you will find a much happier father on the other end of that “happy day” wish.
If you are not 100% certain (or if he’s not either), I would start with some relatively easy. I think I would recommend some Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (SRP $29). It has some bold flavors and a long, smooth finish, yet is very easy to drink. Speyburn 10 offers a classic Speyside experience with its medium-bodied, delicate and fruity character with that hint of peat Dad loves.
I enjoyed it very much. It’s got a unique taste, clean with a little bite yet smooth. A plus for me…there’s no sweetness really. It’s a great whisky and is just as good as brands that cost 2-3 times as much. In other words, it’s a great value along with being a great Scotch. It’s a bargain for the quality of the whisky.
Speyburn 10 year old single malt is matured in a combination of American Oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Here’s some more on the Speyburn 10 Year Old:
Don’t be afraid to pair this beauty with a dope smoke, like this excellent CAO Brazilia. Its lustrous wrapper is perfectly aged and blended with Nicaraguan fillers, creating a full-bodied cigar with a long, luxurious finish. Nice balance, perfect pairing with your Speyburn 10 Year Old.
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Guy and the Blog received a sample of the Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed, along with the cigar pairing advice, are my own.