Friday, January 1, 2016

The All Important Whisky Page

As an "artist" I am notoriously difficult to work with. Often I ask to be paid in part with whisky, but not whiskey.

I ask that buyers of my paintings buy me a great whisky that I either love or have not tried before, and so this page is here to help you, the potential buyer of one of my paintings, with some guiding information to help you buy me a whisky I will be glad to receive.

In general, I would rather be given a bottle that:
* I have not tried before
* is heavily peated (or smoky flavoured)
* is really yummy

Whisky I would like to try
Ardbeg - Corryvreckan
Ardbeg - Supernova
Ardbeg - Ardbog
Lagavulin - 12 year old
Laphroaig - PX Cask (available via duty free only)
Laphroaig - An Cuan Mor (available via duty free only)
Laphroaig - 10 CASK STRENGTH (not to be confused with the regular 10 y.o.)
Kilchoman - 2007 or 2008
Port Ellen - (anything)
Hakushu Heavily Peated

Whisky I've had before and could happily have again
Bruichladdich - Octomore (any version)
Caol ila - Cask Strength
Caol ila - 12
Laphroaig - Quarter Cask
Big Peat - either Christmas Edition or normal version
Lagavilin - 16 year old
Bruichladdich Pot Charlotte - Peat Project

Whisky I have tried and do not need to try again
Johnnie Walker - Green
Talisker - 10
Talisker - Storm

If you are still unsure, print this page out and take it to your whisky specialist and let them help you.